The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Rambouillet, Marquise de
A lady of wealth and a lover of literature and art, born in Rome, who settled in Paris, and conceiving the idea of forming a society of her own, gathered together into her salon a select circle of intellectual people, which, degenerating into pedantry, became an object of general ridicule, and was dissolved at her death (1588-1665).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Rambouillet, Marquise de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/r/rambouillet-marquise-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.