Tag Archives: Nobility

Ninon de Lenclos. Coiffure Louis XIV. period.

Ninon de Lenclos. Baroque period hairstyle. Coiffure Louis XIV. hairdos. French Ancien Régime fashion Curtisan

Coiffure Louis XIV.

Historical french hairstyle. Ninon de Lenclos (Ninon de L’Enclos 1620-1705)

French liberal and educated intellectual, feminist, writer (La coquette vengée “The Flirt Avenged”) and lover of many also famous contemporaries. She was one of the outstanding women of the ancien regime, the participation in their Jours was a great society honor. She was considered at the court of Louis XIV as a master of witty conversation. To their friends included Queen Christina of Sweden, Madame de Maintenon (Françoise d’Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV), Molière and Madame de Sévigné. Ninon de Lenclos put value on their independence: She never married and had countless lovers. Even as octogenarian, it is said, had they been sought after by men. They even took their Caprices, as she described her love affairs, not very serious and never got involved in a serious relationship with a man. The children resulting from their liaisons, they left it to the respective fathers for education because they did not want to burden them with child care. One of her children fell unsuspectingly into it, even though she was already 60 years old. She revealed to him that she was the mother. Then he shot himself before their eyes.

Ninon de Lenclos. French courtesan and salonière. Hairstyle Baroque period. Louis XIV fashion period

Ninon de Lenclos 1620-1705

Gallerie: „Album de coiffures histories“ by E. Nissy. Published 1890 by Albert Brunet.

Free Ebook:  “LIFE, LETTERS AND EPICUREAN PHILOSOPHY OF NINON DE L’ENCLOS”. The Celebrated Beauty of the Seventeenth Century. French author, courtesan, freethinker, and patron of the arts.


Carolingian West Frankish king Charles II the Bald

Frankish king, Charles II the Bald, 9th century clothing, Carolingian costumes, Charles II dit le Chauve, Middle ages fashion

Charles II. the Bald with two pages

Frankish king King Charles II the Bald, with two pages,

Carolingian 9th century.

Charles II the Bald (born 823 † 877), was from the noble family of the Carolingians, West Frankish king and 875-877 King of Italy and Roman Emperor. Carolingian Period 751-987.

Continue reading

Carolingian Costumes. Frankish King, Military Leader, Knight.

Carolingian Costumes. 9th century clothing. Charlemagne Knight in armor.

Carolingian King, Military Leader, Knight in armor, Citizen

Carolingian Costumes 751-987.

Carolingian King, Military Leader, Knight in armor and Citizen.

Continue reading