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Agnes Le Louchier

Agnes-Francoise Le Louchier (1660-1717), was the royal mistress of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, from 1694 until 1717. She also served as the spy of Bavaria at the French court.

Agnes-Francoise Lelouchier was the issue of Jean Francois Le Louchier, Seigneur de Popuelles and Charlotte d' Aubermont and a member of the Flemish nobility. She became the lover of Maximilian II Emanuel when he was the governor of the Spanish Netherlands. She accompanied him to Bavaria in 1694, when he married his second spouse, while she herself married the Bavarian officer count Ferdinand Graf von Arco. After the wedding, they returned to Brussels. She had a son with Maximilian, named Emanuel-Francois-Joseph (1695-1747), who was later legitimized by his father. In 1700, the electress wished to separate from the elector because of this affair, but managed to reconcile. The same year, the elector and electress returned to Bavaria. Le Louchier was given an assignment as a spy by the elector and sent to Paris to make use of political connections in favor of Bavarian interests. She succeeded with her task and was rewarded with a life pension. She lived with Maximilian during his exile from 1704 to 1715.

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