Anne of Brittany ( Breton: Anna; 25/26 January 1477  – 9 January 1514 ) was reigning Duchess of Brittany from 1488 until her death, and Queen of France from 1491 to 1498 and from 1499 to her death. She was the only woman to have been queen consort of France twice.
Anne Of Brittany, (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 duchy on Sept. 9, 1488.
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.
Oct 22, 2019 · Updated on October 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
Anne of Brittany was, however, generally represented as a blonde. The contemporary descriptions feature clothing appropriate to her rank: brocade dresses enhanced with fur, necklaces, jewellery, and hennin. Zaccaria Contarini, ambassador of Venice, describes her in the following manner in 1492:
May 8, 2018 · ANNE OF BRITTANY (1477 – 1514; ruled 1491 – 1498, 1499 – 1514), queen of France. Duchess of Brittany and twice queen of France, Anne was the daughter of Francis II (1435 – 1488) of Brittany and Marguerite de Foix. She was eleven when a French army defeated her father in the Fools' War in August 1488.
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