Valentina Visconti (1366 - 1408) MP

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Birthplace: Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Death: Died in Orleans, France
Occupation: Comtesse d'Asti
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About Valentina Visconti

Valentina Visconti

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Valentina Visconti (died December 4, 1408) was the wife of Louis de Valois, Duke of Orléans, a younger brother of Charles VI of France.

She was born in Milan and was the daughter of Giangaleazzo Visconti, the first Duke of Milan, and his first wife, Isabelle of Valois (a daughter of John the Good).

She married Louis de Valois in September 1389. Because of intrigues at the court of Charles VI and the enmity of the Queen, Isabeau de Bavière, Valentina was exiled from the court at St Pol and had to leave Paris. There were serious rumours at the time that Isabeau was having an affair with Louis and that Valentina was very close to the King, who was going through a period of madness.

A patroness of Eustache Deschamps, who wrote poetry in her honor, she was also the mother of one of France's most famous poets, Charles of Orleans.

Valentina's husband was murdered by his cousin and political rival John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy in 1407. She outlived him by only a little over a year, dying at Blois at the age of 38.

Her children were:

Charles, Duke of Orléans (1391-1465), father of King Louis XII of France

Philip, Count of Vertus (1396-1420)

John, Count of Angouleme (1400-1467), grandfather of King Francis I of France

Margaret, Countess of Vertus (1406-1466), married Richard of Brittany, Count of Etampes

Four boys and two girls who died in childhood -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Visconti

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Not to be confused with Valentina Visconti, Queen of Cyprus

Valentine of Milan weeping for the death of her husband Louis of Orléans by Fleury-François Richard (c. 1802) Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Valentina Visconti (died 4 December 1408) was the wife of Louis de Valois, Duke of Orléans, a younger brother of Charles VI of France.

She was born in Milan and was the daughter of Giangaleazzo Visconti, the first Duke of Milan, and his first wife, Isabelle of Valois (a daughter of John the Good).

She married her first cousin, Louis de Valois, in September 1389. Because of intrigues at the court of Charles VI and the enmity of the Queen, Isabeau of Bavaria-Ingolstadt, Valentina was exiled from the court and had to leave Paris. There were serious rumours at the time that Isabeau was having an affair with Louis and that Valentina was very close to the King, who was going through a period of madness.

A patroness of Eustache Deschamps, who wrote poetry in her honour, she was also the mother of one of France's most famous poets, Charles of Orléans.

Louis de Valois was murdered by his cousin and political rival John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy in 1407. Valentina outlived her husband by only a little over a year, dying at Blois at the age of 38.

Her children were:

   * Charles, Duke of Orléans (1391–1465), father of King Louis XII of France
   * Philip, Count of Vertus (1396–1420)
   * John, Count of Angoulême (1400–1467), grandfather of King Francis I of France
   * Margaret, Countess of Vertus (1406–1466), married Richard of Brittany, Count of Étampes
   * Four boys and two girls who died in childhood

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Valentina Visconti's Timeline

1366
1366
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
1384
1384
Age 18
France
1390
May 1390
Age 24
France
1392
1392
Age 26
France
1393
September 1393
Age 27
St Paul, Paris, France
1394
November 24, 1394
Age 28
Paris, Île-de-France, France
1398
1398
Age 32
France
1399
June 26, 1399
Age 33
Paris,Seine,,France
1401
1401
Age 35
France
1404
June 26, 1404
Age 38
St Paul, Paris, France