Poitiers, Diane de, Duchess of Valentinois, 1499-1566

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Birth 1499-09-03
Death 1566-04-26
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French noblewoman and courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France.

From the description of Household accounts : manuscript signed, 1565 Sept. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535303

Diane de Poitiers was a French noblewoman and constant in the courts of Francis I and Henri II of France. At the age of 15 she married Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, 39 years her senior; she bore him two daughters. She assisted in the education of Francis I and Henri II, and despite being 20 years Henri's senior, became his mistress around 1538. After the death of Henri, his wife Catherine d'Medici had Diane banished from the French court.

From the description of [Document] 1565 août 1/ Diane de Poitiers, Nelachaussee. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 319634640

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