Anne of Brittany was undoubtedly the first Queen of France to appear as a patron sought after by artists and writers of her time. Three days after her husband's death, the terms of her marriage contract came into force; however, the new King, Louis XII, was already married to Joan, daughter of Louis XI and sister to Charles VIII. On 19 August ...
- 15 February 1514, Saint Denis Basilica
Jan 21, 2023 · Anne Of Brittany, French Anne De Bretagne, (born Jan. 25, 1477, Nantes, Fr.—died Jan. 9, 1514, Blois), duchess of Brittany and twice queen consort of France, who devoted her life to safeguarding the autonomy of Brittany within the kingdom of France. Daughter of Duke Francis II of Brittany and Margaret of Foix, Anne succeeded to her father’s ...
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Oct 22, 2019 · Known for: the richest woman in Europe in her time; Queen of France twice, married to two kings in succession. Occupation: sovereign Duchess of Burgundy Dates: January 22, 1477 - January 9, 1514 Also known as: Anne de Bretagne, Anna Vreizh Background Mother: Margaret of Foix, daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre and Gaston IV, Count of Foix
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Anne of Brittany was the object of representations very early on. The royal propaganda of Charles VIII and, later on, of Louis XII idealized her as a symbol of the perfect queen, on the union between the kingdom and the duchy, and of the return to peace.
May 8, 2018 · Anne of Brittany (1477 – 1514) Queen consorts of France and Duchess of Brittany, Anne was a wealthy patroness of Renaissance art and music who devoted her life to keeping Brittany independent of French control. Born in Nantes, a port city of the Breton coast, she was the daughter of Duke Francis II and Margaret of Foix.
Anne of Brittany was born on 26 January 1477 in the city of Nantes, as the eldest daughter of Duke François II of Bretagne and his second wife Margaret of Foix, Infanta of Navarre. Her father had no children surviving from his first marriage. Anne would later have a sister named Isabelle, who was four years younger.
Anne of Brittany was the last independent ruler of Brittany, inheriting the Duchy as a girl of twelve in 1488, and securing her inheritance was a crucial matter for both the House of Habsburg and the French Crown.