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Jeanne d'Albret

(1528–72), Queen of Navarre, was the daughter of Henri II d'Albret, king of Navarre, and Marguerite d'Angoulême, sister of King Francis I. She married Antoine de Bourbon, who ...

Jeanne d'Albret

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... d'Albret or (English) Joan III ( 1528–72 ), Queen of Navarre, was the daughter of Henri II d'Albret, king of Navarre, and Marguerite d'Angoulême , sister of King Francis I . She married Antoine de Bourbon , who succeeded his father-in-law as king of Navarre in 1555 . As queen she publicly professed Protestantism. On King Antoine's death in 1562 , Queen Jeanne acted as protector to her young son King Henri III of Navarre (later King Henri IV of France), whom she raised as a Protestant. Shortly before her death in June 1572 she arranged the...

Jeanne d'Albret

Jeanne d'Albret  

(1528–72),Queen of Navarre, was the daughter of Henri II d'Albret, king of Navarre, and Marguerite d'Angoulême, sister of King Francis I. She married Antoine de Bourbon, who succeeded his ...
Navarre

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...and from 1314 to 1328 Navarre was incorporated into France. The kingdom subsequently came within the ambit of the crown of Aragon, but in 1484 the crown passed by marriage to the French house of Albret. In 1512 Ferdinand of Aragon conquered southern Navarre, which remained a viceroyalty until being made a province of Spain in 1833 . Queen Jeanne d'Albret and her consort King Antoine de Bourbon retained as their own fief a portion of French Navarre, which remained an independent kingdom until it was absorbed into France by their son King Henri IV ...

Antoine de Bourbon

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...de Bourbon or (Spanish) Antonio de Borbón ( 1518–62 ), King of Navarre, was a scion of a cadet branch of the French Bourbon family . In 1548 , when he was duke of Vendôme, Antoine married Jeanne d'Albret , the heiress of Navarre, and in 1555 he became king of Navarre. He converted to the Protestantism of his wife, but was capable of professing Catholicism when it was to his political advantage to do so. When Francis II of France died in 1561 and was succeeded by his 10-year-old brother Charles IX , Antonio attempted to secure the regency,...

Bourbon family

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...Anne of France (eldest daughter of King Louis XI ), became duke of Bourbon in 1488 . Their daughter Suzanne married her cousin Charles, the future duke of Bourbon and constable of France. After the constable's death the title passed to Antoine de Bourbon, who married Jeanne d'Albret , heiress of Navarre. Antoine became king of Navarre and their son Henri became King Henri IV of France. A. Leguai Histoire de Bourbonnais (2nd edn.,...

Viret, Pierre

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...centres such as Geneva, Montpellier, and Lyon. He eventually settled in Béarn under the protection of Jeanne d'Albret . Viret's writings included satires, dialogues, exhortations to the faithful ( Remonstrances aux fidèles , 1547 ), excoriations of opponents ( L'Interim , 1565 ), and a popular version of the theology of Calvin's Institutes , the Instruction chrétienne ( 1564 ). Jean Barnaud , Pierre Viret: Sa Vie et son œuvre (1511–1571) (1911); R. D. Linder , The Political Ideas of Pierre Viret ...

Marguerite d'Angoulême

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...d'Angoulême or d'Alençon or de Navarre ( 1492–1549 ), Queen of Navarre, author, and patron, was the daughter of Charles of Valois, count of Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy . In 1509 she married Charles, duke of Alençon, and in 1527 , two years after his death, married Henri II D'Albret (Spanish Enrique II ), king of Navarre. Their daughter Jeanne d' Albret was to become the mother of King Henri IV of France. In 1515 Marguerite's younger brother François became King Francis I of France, and thereafter she became a patron of...

Henri IV

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...IV ( 1553–1610 ), King of France and Navarre, born in Pau on 14 December 1533 , the son of Antoine de Bourbon (duke of Vendôme) and Jeanne d'Albret (queen of Navarre); he was baptized as a Catholic but raised as a Protestant, and until his succession to the throne of France was known as Henry of Navarre . In the Wars of Religion he fought on the Protestant side under Gaspard de Coligny ( August 1568–August 1570 ). He became king of Navarre on 9 June 1572 , and two months later ( 18 August ) married Marguerite de Valois in Paris; the next week...

Borgia, Cesare

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...to Jeanne de France , which had become an impediment to his desire to marry Anne of Brittany . In exchange for this favour, King Louis created Cesare duke of Valentinois and Dios and pledged military assistance to Pope Alexander and Cesare in their campaign to subdue the Papal state . In France Cesare again met Carlotta of Naples, but despite the fact that since their last meeting he had secured permission from his father to renounce the priesthood ( August 1498 ), his suit was again rejected. In May 1499 he married Charlotte d'Albret , sister...

Alexander VI

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...of the Papal State, and he suddenly became an ally of the French crown, obliging Louis XII (the new king) with a papal annulment which enabled him to cast off Jeanne de France and Marry Anne of Brittany , the widow of Charles VIII . Alexander then dispatched Cesare to France, and the grateful king created him duke of Valentinois and Dios and donated a princess, Charlotte d'Albret , as Cesare's bride. Alexander ratified the Treaty of Granada ( 11 November 1500 ), which partitioned Naples between France and Spain, and Cesare proceeded (with French...

Antoine of Navarre

Antoine of Navarre  

(1518–1562), duke of Vendôme and king of Navarre.Owing to his direct descent from Louis IX in the Bourbon branch, next in line for the French crown after the reigning ...
Pierre Viret

Pierre Viret  

(1511–71),French Protestant reformer, born in Orbe (Vaud, which was then independent of the Swiss Confederation) and educated in Paris, where he became a Protestant. On returning to Orbe in ...
Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre  

 (1492–1549)Sister of François I and patron of humanism in France. She was close to Briçonnet’s proto-Protestant circle, and her Miroir de l’âme pécheresse (three editions were printed by Augereau) ...
Henri IV

Henri IV  

(1553–1610),King of France and Navarre, born in Pau on 14 December 1533, the son of Antoine de Bourbon (duke of Vendôme) and Jeanne d'Albret (queen of Navarre); he was ...

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