The Memoirs of Louis XIV by Elizabeth-Charlotte - HTML preview

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Francois-Louis, Prince De Conti

The Prince de Conti, who died lately (in 1709), had good sense, courage, and so many agreeable qualities as to make himself generally beloved. But he had also some bad points in his character, for he was false, and loved no person but himself.

It is said that he caused his own death by taking stimulating medicines, which destroyed a constitution naturally feeble. There had been some talk of making him King of Poland.-[In 1696, after the death of John Sobiesky.]