Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, marquise of Montespan 1640–1707 was the celebrated maîtresse en titre of Louis XIV. She was more Queen than mistress and they had 7 children together. She was known for her forceful personality, beauty and seductive charms. Their affair was passionate and fiery but after years of continuous pregnancies coupled with her enthusiasm for good food she became obese. Louis tired of her and the Affaire des Poisons ended her reign.