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About Claude de France

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_of_Valois

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_of_Valois

Claude of Valois

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Claude of Valois

Duchess of Lorraine

Spouse Charles III, Duke of Lorraine

House House of Valois

Father Henry II

Mother Catherine de' Medici

Born 12 November 1547(1547-11-12)

Fontainebleau

Died 21 February 1575 (aged 27)

Claude of Valois was born at Fontainebleau on 12 November 1547 and died in Nancy on 21 February 1575. She was the second daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.

Contents

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   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Children
   * 3 Ancestors
   * 4 External links

[edit] Biography

Claude was raised alongside her sister Elisabeth, future Queen of Spain, and sister-in-law Mary, Queen of Scots. She was married at the age of 11 to Charles III, Duke of Lorraine on 19 January 1559. Claude was victim of the unhealthy traits that Catherine appeared to pass on to her children (with the exception of Marguerite) and suffered from a hunchback and club foot.

This very discreet princess was the favourite daughter of her mother. She often left Nancy, the capital of Lorraine, in order to live near her in the heart of France. Catherine de' Medici also liked to visit her daughter in Lorraine. Against her mother's wishes, though, Claude did try to warn her younger sister Marguerite de Valois of the danger she would face as the new wife of the Huguenot King of Navarre on the night of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

Claude died in childbirth in 1575.

[edit] Children

Claude and her husband had nine children:

   * Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, 1563–1624
   * Christine of Lorraine, 16 August 1565 – 19 December 1637. Married Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.
   * Charles, 1567–1607, Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1578–1607), Bishop of Strasbourg (1604–1607)
   * Antoinette, 1568-1610. Married Jean-Guillaume, Duke of Julich-Cleves-Berg
   * Anne, 1569-1676.
   * Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, 1572-1632.
   * Catherine of Lorraine, ? - 6 Mar 1618. Married Charles I, Duke of Nevers
   * Elizabeth of Lorraine, 1574-1635. Married Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria.
   * Claude, 1575-1576.
   * Catherine of Lorraine (1573 † 1648), Abesse de Remiremont

External links

   * Medici Archive Project

Preceded by

Christina of Denmark Duchess of Lorraine

1559-1575 Succeeded by

Margerita Gonzaga

This page was last modified on 10 June 2010 at 01:38.

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Claude of Valois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Claude of Valois was born at Fontainebleau on November 12, 1547 and died in Nancy on February 21, 1575. She was the second daughter of King Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.

Claude was raised alongside her sister Elisabeth, future Queen of Spain and sister-in-law Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland. She was married at the tender age of 12 to Charles III, Duke of Lorraine on January 19, 1559. Claude was victim of the unhealthy traits that Catherine appeared to pass on to her children (with the exception of Marguerite) and suffered from a hunchback and club foot.

This very discreet princess was the favorite daughter of her mother. She often left Nancy, the capital of Lorraine, in order to live near her in the heart of France. Catherine de' Medici also liked to visit her daughter in Lorraine. Against her mother's wishes, though, Claude did try to warn her younger sister Marguerite de Valois of the danger she would face as the new wife of the Huguenot King of Navarre on the night of the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre.

Claude and her husband had nine children:

Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, 1563-1624

Christine of Lorraine, 16 August 1565 - 19 December 1637. Married Ferdinando I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Charles, 1567-1607, Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1578-1607), Bishop of Strasbourg (1604-1607)

Antoinette, 1568-1610. Married Jean-Guillaume, Duke of Julich-Cleves-Berg

Anne, 1569-1676.

Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, 1572-1632.

Catherine of Lorraine, ? - 6 Mar 1618. Married Charles I, Duke of Nevers

Elizabeth of Lorraine, 1574-1635. Married Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria.

Claude, 1575-1576.

Claude died in childbirth in 1575.

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Claude de France's Timeline

1547
November 12, 1547
Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France
1562
1562
Age 14
1563
November 8, 1563
Age 16
Nancy, Lorraine, Frankrike
1565
August 16, 1565
Age 17
Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France
1567
1567
Age 19
1568
1568
Age 20
France
1569
1569
Age 21
1572
February 27, 1572
Age 24
Nancy, Lorraine, Frankrike
1573
November 3, 1573
Age 26
Nancy, Duchy of Lorraine, Lorraine, France
1574
1574
Age 26