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Louise de Savoie, comtesse d'Angoulême

Nicknames: "Louise De Savoy", "Louise De Savioe", "Louise of Savoy"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Pont-d'Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Died in Grez-sur-Loing, Île-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Basilique Saint Denis, Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Philippe II "Sans Terre", duc de Savoie and Marguerite de Bourbon
Wife of Charles d'Orleans, comte d'Angoulême
Mother of Marguerite d'Angoulême, Reina de Navarra and François I, roi de France
Sister of Jérôme de Savoie and Philibert II 'le Beau', duc de Savoie
Half sister of René "le Grand Bâtard, comte de Savoie"; Jeanne Antoinette de Savoie; Pierre de Savoie; Claudine de Savoie; Marguerite de Savoie and 5 others

Occupation: Râegente (1515 et 1525/26) - Duchesse d'Angoulãeme et de Bourbon, married at age 11, Duchess regnant of Auvergne and Bourbon, Duchess of Nemours
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About Louise de Savoie, comtesse d'Angoulême

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Thepeerage: http://www.thepeerage.com/p10246.htm#i102459

Wikipedia:

English: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_of_Savoy

Francais: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_de_Savoie

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Louise of Savoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louise of Savoy (September 11, 1476 – September 22, 1531) was the mother of Francis I of France.

Louise was born at Point d'Ain, the eldest daughter of Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1443–1497) and his first wife, Margaret of Bourbon (1438–1483). Her brother, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480–1504), succeeded her father as ruler of the duchy and head of the House of Savoy. He was, in turn, succeeded by their half-brother Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486–1553).

At age twelve, Louise married Charles de Valois (1459–1496), Count of Angoulême, on February 16, 1488 in Paris. This was Charles' third marriage. Their first child, Marguerite, was born on April 11, 1492; their second child, François, was born on September 12, 1494.

Louise had a keen awareness for the intricacies of politics and diplomacy, and was deeply aware of the advances of arts and sciences in Renaissance Italy. She made certain that her children were educated in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, also helped by her Italian confessor, Cristoforo Numai from Forlì. When she was widowed at the young age of 19, Louise deftly maneuvered her children into a position that would secure for each of them a promising future. She moved her family to the court of King Louis XII, her husband's cousin. Francis became a favorite of the king, who gave him his daughter Claude de France in marriage on 8 May 1514. With that marriage, Louis XII designated Francis as his heir. With the death of Louis XII on 1 January 1515, Francis became king of France.

On February 4, 1515, Louise was named Duchess of Angoulême, and on April 15, 1524, Duchess of Anjou.

Her mother having been one of the sisters of the last dukes of the main branch of Bourbon, after the death of Susan, Duchess of Bourbon in 1521, she, on basis of proximity of blood, advanced claims to the Duchy of Auvergne and other possessions of the Bourbons. This lead her (supported by her son the king) in rivalry against Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Susan's widower, whom she proposed to marry in order to settle the Bourbon inheritance issue. When rejected by Charles, Louise instigated efforts to undermine him. This led to Charles' exile and his attempt to regain his lost status by waging war against the King. He died in 1527 having failed to regain his lost lands and titles. Louise recovered Auvergne from confiscations and became duchess.

Louise of Savoy remained active on behalf of her son in the early years of his reign especially. During his absences, she acted as regent on his behalf. She was the principal negotiator for the Treaty of Cambrai between France and the Holy Roman Empire, concluded on August 3, 1529. That treaty, called "the Ladies Peace", put an end to the second Italian war between the head of the Valois dynasty, Francis I of France, and the head of the Habsburg dynasty, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. The Treaty temporarily confirmed Habsburg hegemony in Italy.

The treaty was signed by Louise of Savoy for France and her sister-in-law, Margaretha von Habsburg (Margaret of Austria), for the Holy Roman Empire.

Louise of Savoy died on September 22, 1531, in Gretz-sur-Loing. The story of her death is that she became chilled while watching a comet.[1]Her remains were entombed at Saint-Denis in Paris. After her death her lands, including Auvergne, merged in the crown.

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Louise of Savoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louise of Savoy (September 11, 1476 – September 22, 1531) was the mother of Francis I of France.

Early life

Louise of Savoy was born at Pont-d'Ain, the eldest daughter of Philip II, Duke of Savoy (1443–1497) and his first wife, Margaret of Bourbon (1438–1483). Her brother, Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (1480–1504), succeeded her father as ruler of the duchy and head of the House of Savoy. He was, in turn, succeeded by their half-brother Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486–1553).

[edit]Marriage

At age eleven, Louise married Charles of Orléans (1459–1496), Count of Angoulême, on 16 February 1488 in Paris. Their first child, Marguerite, was born on 11 April 1492; their second child, François, was born on 12 September 1494.

The household of Charles was presided over by his chatelaine Antoinette de Polignac, Dame de Combronde, by whom he had two illegitimate daughters, Jeanne of Angouleme and Madeleine. Antoinette became Louise's lady-in-waiting and confidante. Her children were raised alongside Louise's own.[1] Charles had another illegitimate daughter, Souveraine, by Jeanne le Conte, who also lived in the Angouleme chateau.

Louise had a keen awareness for the intricacies of politics and diplomacy, and was deeply interested in the advances of arts and sciences in Renaissance Italy. She made certain that her children were educated in the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, also helped by her Italian confessor, Cristoforo Numai from Forlì. When she was widowed at the young age of 19, Louise deftly maneuvered her children into a position that would secure for each of them a promising future. She moved her family to the court of King Louis XII, her husband's cousin. Francis became a favorite of the king, who gave him his daughter Claude de France in marriage on 8 May 1514. With that marriage, Louis XII designated Francis as his heir. With the death of Louis XII on 1 January 1515, Francis became king of France.

On 4 February 1515, Louise was named Duchess of Angoulême, and on 15 April 1524, Duchess of Anjou.

[edit]Inheritance

Her mother having been one of the sisters of the last dukes of the main branch of Bourbon, after the death of Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon in 1521, Louise, on basis of proximity of blood, advanced claims to the Duchy of Auvergne and other possessions of the Bourbons. This led her (supported by her son the king) in rivalry against Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Suzanne's widower, whom she proposed to marry in order to settle the Bourbon inheritance issue. When rejected by Charles, Louise instigated efforts to undermine him. This led to Charles' exile and his attempt to regain his lost status by waging war against the King. He died in 1527 having failed to regain his lost lands and titles. Louise recovered Auvergne from confiscations and became duchess.

[edit]Later life and death

Louise of Savoy remained active on behalf of her son in the early years of his reign especially. During his absences, she acted as regent on his behalf. She was the principal negotiator for the Treaty of Cambrai between France and the Holy Roman Empire, concluded on August 3, 1529. That treaty, called "the Ladies' Peace", put an end to the second Italian war between the head of the Valois dynasty, Francis I of France, and the head of the Habsburg dynasty, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. The Treaty temporarily confirmed Habsburg hegemony in Italy.

The treaty was signed by Louise of Savoy for France and her sister-in-law, Margaretha von Habsburg (Margaret of Austria), for the Holy Roman Empire.

Louise of Savoy died on 22 September 1531, in Gretz-sur-Loing. The story of her death is that she became chilled while watching a comet. [1] Her remains were entombed at Saint-Denis in Paris. After her death her lands, including Auvergne, merged in the crown. Through her daughter Margaret of Angoulême and her granddaughter Jeanne d'Albret, she is the ancestress of the Bourbon kings of France, as her great-grandson, Henry of Navarre, succeeded as Henry IV of France.

[edit]Ancestors

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[edit]References

^ Hackett (1937), pp. 48-52 -------------------- Louise di Savoia F, #102459, b. 11 September 1476, d. 22 September 1531

Louise di Savoia|b. 11 Sep 1476\nd. 22 Sep 1531|p10246.htm#i102459|Filippo II di Bresse, Duca di Savoia|b. 5 Feb 1436\nd. 7 Nov 1497|p322.htm#i3218|Margaret de Bourbon|b. 1444\nd. 24 Apr 1483|p476.htm#i4756|Luigi I., Duca di Savoia|b. 24 Feb 1402\nd. 29 Jan 1465|p476.htm#i4757|Anne de Lusignan|b. 24 Oct 1415\nd. 11 Nov 1462|p476.htm#i4758|Charles I. de Bourbon, Duc de Bourbon|b. 1401\nd. 4 Dec 1456|p11357.htm#i113569|Agnes de Bourgogne|b. 1407\nd. 1 Dec 1476|p11368.htm#i113678|

Last Edited=5 Mar 2007 Consanguinity Index=0.01%

    Louise di Savoia was born on 11 September 1476. She was the daughter of Filippo II di Bresse, Duca di Savoia and Margaret de Bourbon.1 She married Charles d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême, son of Jean d'Orléans, Comte d'Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, on 16 February 1487. She died on 22 September 1531 at age 55. She was buried at Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.

Children of Louise di Savoia and Charles d'Orléans, Duc d'Angoulême 1.Marguerite d'Angoulême+ b. 11 Apr 1492, d. 21 Dec 1549 2.François I, Roi de France+ b. 12 Sep 1494, d. 31 Mar 1547 Citations 1.[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 67. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

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Louise de Savoie, comtesse d'Angoulême's Timeline

1476
September 11, 1476
Pont-d'Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
1487
February 16, 1487
Age 10
Paris, France
1492
April 11, 1492
Age 15
Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
1494
September 12, 1494
Age 18
Cognac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
1531
September 22, 1531
Age 55
Grez-sur-Loing, Île-de-France, France
September 1531
Age 55
Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France.
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