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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => French Royals => Topic started by: Prince_Lieven on August 24, 2005, 04:50:30 PM

Title: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 24, 2005, 04:50:30 PM
I don't know much about this woman. She was the daughter of King Louis XI and his wife Charlotte of Savoy. Her brother, King Charles VIII, came to the throne aged only 13. He was brought up almost entirely by Anne (she was 9 years his senior). She married Peter II, Duke of Bourbon and had two children, Charles and Suzanne. Anne died in 1522 aged 61. Can anyone give me more info on this interesting woman?
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: clockworkgirl21 on August 24, 2005, 05:14:50 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_de_Beaujeu

http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclopedia/entry?id=2145




I can't seem to find much on her. Perhaps someone can do better than me?

But I did find this pic of her.

(http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/1845/g1yp.png)
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: umigon on August 24, 2005, 05:28:33 PM


Well Anne was a very energic woman. Strong character, very manly in her way of thinking and both a great politician and military strategist.


She was a mother for the first time when she was just 14, and she lost this child, her son Charles, when he died in 1498, aged 22. Her daughter Suzanne, born in 1491, 15 years after her brother, would also die young, in 1518. Of the three sons Suzanne had with the Duke Charles de Bourbon, none survived the first months,so when Anne died in 1522 she had survived her husband, all of her siblings and all of her descendants and nephews and nieces!!
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 24, 2005, 05:43:29 PM
Suzanne . . . what an unusual name for a French royal. Thanks for the info everyone.  :)
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: ilyala on August 25, 2005, 05:56:17 AM
she did a very good job when she was regent... not sure it was her doing or her husband's but they did well
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Prince_Lieven on August 25, 2005, 06:22:40 AM
The fact that she made the treaty the finally ended the 100 years war and married her brother to the Duchess of Brittany to unite it with France certainly speaks in her favour . . .
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Arianwen on September 06, 2005, 08:53:12 AM
Anne was a huge advocate for educating women, and one of her pupils was Diane de Poitiers, future mistress of Henri II. Anne even gave Diane a copy of the book written for Suzanne about education, etc, and from my sources, Anne helped arrange Diane's marriage.

Suzanne was married off to an Orléans/Bourbon cousin, though I seem to recall him dying young (I'm going on VERY little sleep and without my sources in front of me). I know the kings of France considered that Orléans cousin a threat and took some sort of action against him. I think it was banishment or the like and confiscation of his considerable property, simply because he was of a senior branch than François I.

Regards,
Arianwen
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Prince_Lieven on September 06, 2005, 11:21:38 AM
Thanks for that Arianwen - nice to see you over here.  :D
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Arianwen on September 06, 2005, 11:26:52 AM
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Thanks for that Arianwen - nice to see you over here.  :D


Just try and keep me away. ;) A degree in French requires extensive French history, and I love studying the Valois and Capet dynasties. ;D

Regards,
Arianwen
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: umigon on September 06, 2005, 01:54:18 PM
Wasn' the Duke of Bourbon, Suzanne's husband, the one that refused marrying Louise de Savoie, thus making her angry and making the King, Louise's son, remove his possesions and titles. I think it was him, who then became an ally of Charles V, wasn't him?
Title: Re: Anne de Beaujeu
Post by: Prince_Lieven on September 06, 2005, 02:39:10 PM
I don't know, I'm afraid - this Louise was Francis I's mother - quite a femme formiddable, like Anne herself.