Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Marriage of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria

From Louis XX via Tiny-Librarian. (Toulouse, Musée des Augustins) Louis XIII and Anne of Austria were both 14 years old when they were married in 1615. Louis XIII was the son of Henri IV and had to extricate himself from his mother's regency. Anne was a Spanish Infanta and had much adjusting to do. They had a tumultuous relationship. The marriage was not consummated until 1619 and they did not have a child until after 23 years of marriage, when they became the parents of Louis XIV. After many persecutions, Anne became the regent of France following her husband's death in 1643. More HERE. Share

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