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Diane de Poitiers

Subject: History

 (1499–1566) French royal mistress during Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family ...

Diane De Poitiers

Diane De Poitiers (1499–1560)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
89 words

... De Poitiers ( 1499–1560 ). The middle‐aged mistress of Henri II , over whom she seems to have cast a spell. The story that she gave herself to François I er in order to save the life of her father is, despite Hugo 's Le Roi s'amuse , almost certainly apocryphal. Under Henri's rule, she was all‐powerful; but we have few primary sources concerning their relationship. She is best remembered today as a possible model for Diana the Huntress (School of Fontainebleau ) and as the fortunate recipient of the Château d'Anet. [ James Supple...

Delorme, Philibert

Delorme, Philibert (c. 1510–c 1570)   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
99 words

...( c. 1510– c 1570 ). Son of a master mason, Delorme studied in Italy before becoming surintendant des bâtiments for Henri II . Among his most famous work (much of it now destroyed) are the Château de Saint‐Maur, the Château d'Anet (for Diane de Poitiers ), and François I er 's tomb in Saint‐Denis. He designed the Tuileries for Catherine de Médicis , but his plans were carried out only in part. His role in adapting classical and Italian architecture to French tastes was further enhanced by the publication of his Nouvelles inventions pour bien...

Levett-Yeats, S.

Levett-Yeats, S. (1906)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Edwardian Fiction

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...the tendency of his work. The Lord Protector ( 1902 ) is set during the period of the Commonwealth, shortly after the execution of Charles I , at Coombe Royal, house of Lady Dorothy Capel. Orrain ( 1904 ) is set in sixteenth-century France, in the court circle of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henri II . The Chevalier D'Auriac ( 1897 ) and The Traitor's Way ( 1901 ) are both set during the sixteenth-century French wars of religion. He published eight volumes of fiction 1893–1904 , and was a member of the Savage...

AWARDS

AWARDS   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
11,389 words

...Day 1973  Blair Lent, The Funny Little Woman, text retold by Arlene Mosel 1974  Margot Zemach, Duffy and the Devil , text by Harve Zemach 1975  Gerald McDermott, Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale 1976  Leo and Diane Dillon, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears: A West African Tale, text retold by Verna Aardema 1977  Leo and Diane Dillon, Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions , text by Margaret Musgrove 1978  Peter Spier, Noah’s Ark 1979  Paul Goble, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses 1980  Barbara Cooney, Ox-Cart Man , text by Donald Hall 1981 ...

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