Person:Diane de Poitiers (1)

Diane de Poitiers
b.3 Sep 1499
d.25 Apr 1566
Facts and Events
Name Diane de Poitiers
Gender Female
Birth[1] 3 Sep 1499
Marriage 29 Mar 1514 to Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet
Marriage Cohabitation?
to Henri II , roi de France
Death[1] 25 Apr 1566
Alt Death[2] 26 Apr 1566
Reference Number? Q276010?


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Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of King Francis I of France and his son, Henry II. She became notorious as King Henry's chief mistress and in this role she wielded much influence and power at the French Court, which continued until Henry was mortally wounded in a tournament accident. It was during that tournament that his lance wore her favour (ribbon) rather than his wife's.

The subject of paintings by François Clouet as well other anonymous painters, Diane was also immortalised in a statue by Jean Goujon.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Diane de Poitiers, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733)
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