Thursday, January 15, 2015

Marriage of Louis XII and Anne of Brittany

From Tiny-Librarian:
On January 8th, 1499, Louis XII married his second wife, Anne of Brittany. He had obtained an annulment from his previous wife, Joan of France, in December of the previous year. Anne had been married to his predecessor, Charles VIII, but they had no surviving children which is why Louis, as his cousin, succeeded him on the throne. Anne would become pregnant by Louis at least seven times, but only two daughters would survive. The eldest, Claude, would marry the next king of France, Francis I, which began the rule of the House of Valois-Angoulême. The youngest, Renée, was married to Ercole II d’Este, and one of their direct descendants is the current King of Spain. (Read more.)
Marie-Antoinette was a direct descendants of the union of Louis and Anne as well. Share

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