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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

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 ...
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 ...
House of Navarre

House of Navarre  

While there never was a “House of Navarre,” the ambitions that swirled around the little kingdom at the western end of the Pyrenees provide a focus for the coalescence of ...
Navarre

Navarre  

An autonomous region of northern Spain, on the border with France; capital, Pamplona. It represents the southern part of the former kingdom of Navarre, which was conquered by Ferdinand in 1512 and ...

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