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Mancini, Hortense (Ortensia), duchess of Mazarin (1646–1699), literary hostess, memoirist, and royal mistress  

Annalisa Nicholson

Mancini, Hortense (Ortensia), duchess of Mazarin (1646–1699), literary hostess, memoirist, and royal mistress, was born on 6 June 1646 and baptized at Santa Maria on via Lata in Rome on 8 June, the seventh of eight surviving children of Baron Lorenzo Mancini...