Marie-Charlotte Hippolyte de Campet de Saujon

Marie-Charlotte Hippolyte de Campet de Saujon

Born 1724
Died 1800

Alias: 

Countess of Boufflers-Rouverel

Biography: 

Married (1746) to Édouard de Boufflers-Rouverel (d. 1763), Marquis de Boufflers. Mother of Louis Edouard. Mistress of Louis François I de Bourbon, Prince of Conti.

She was a friend and correspondent of several literary, musical and philosophical figures of mid-18th century Europe, including Jean-Jacques Rosseau, d'Alembert, Mozart, and, from 1761, David Hume, and she was generally considered "one of the greatest ladies of eighteenth-century France, famous for her beauty and intelligence."1

  • 1. Chappell, V.C. (1963). The Philosophy of David Hume, p. ix-x.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell went with Count Boufflers to visit the Countess (the Count's mother) on June 6, 1764.

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