Queen of France and Navarre
Marie Leszczinska wearing the “Le Sancy” diamond. Commissioned in 1747.
Marie Leszczyńska, daughter of the deposed King of Poland, married Louis XV in 1725 thanks to the influence of the Duke of Bourbon. Kept out of serious business and not held in particularly high regard in the Court, the Queen devoted her energies to the convent she founded in the town of Versailles for the education of poor girls. She also oversaw the moral and religious education of the Dauphin, her son, who died in 1765, three years before her.
Full title : Marie Leszczinska, queen of France (1703-1768)