Diane de Poitiers



Diane de Poitiers (September 3, 1499 - April 25, 1566)
Diane de Poitiers (September 3, 1499 - April 25, 1566)
  • Diane de Poitiers was a noblewoman and a fixture at the courts of Francis I and Henri II of France.

  • At the age of 15, Diane de Poitiers married a man 39 years older, Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet. He was a grandson of King Charles VII who served the court of King François I.

  • Diane de Poitiers was born the daughter of Jean de Poitiers, Seigneur de Saint Vallier and Jeanne de Batarnay in the château de Saint-Vallier, in the town of Saint-Vallier, Drôme, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France.

  • Diane de Poitiers was made Duchess of Valentinois and, after the king's death (1559), retired to her Château d'Anet.

  • Diane de Poitiers was in the most famous royal love triangle in the history of France which is full of romance and rivalry.

  • Louis de Brézé, Diane de Poitiers's husband died in Anet on the 23rd of July 1531 . She morned him sincerely. She had a magnificent tomb erected in the cathedral at Rouen and went into mourning which she never abandoned.

  • She was the first and only royal mistress in French history to have a coin minted in her likeness.


A painting of Diane de Poitiers
A painting of Diane de Poitiers
Henri II of France
Henri II of France


A carpet woven by Pierre II Blasse and Jacques Langlois
A carpet woven by Pierre II Blasse and Jacques Langlois





















A coin with a picture of Diane de poitiers
A coin with a picture of Diane de poitiers