Après nous le déluge

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Après nous le déluge ("After us the deluge" in French) is a statement Madame de Pompadour (1721-1764) is reputed to have made on November 5, 1757, to King Louis XV (1710-1774) of France, after the army of Frederick the Great (1712-1786) of Prussia had routed the much larger combined forces of the French and her allies at Rossbach (near Leipzig, Germany). See Seven Years War.[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-06-20.