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Anne, of Brittany, Queen, consort of Louis XII, King of France, 1476-1514

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Personal name headingAnne, of Brittany, Queen, consort of Louis XII, King of France, 1476-1514
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Variant(s)Anne, de Bretagne, 1476-1514
Anne, Duchess of Brittany, 1476-1514
Anne, of Brittany, Queen, consort of Charles VIII, King of France, 1476-1514
See alsoLouis XII, King of France, 1462-1515
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Charles VIII, King of France, 1470-1498
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Associated countryFrance Brittany (Duchy)
Birth date1477-01-25
Death date1514-01-09
Place of birthNantes (France)
Château de Nantes (Nantes, France)
Brittany (Duchy)
Place of deathBlois (France)
Field of activityKings and rulers--Succession France--Kings and rulers--Succession Art patronage Arts, Renaissance Brittany (France)--Politics and government
AffiliationBrittany, Dukes of
Profession or occupationQueens
Nobility Art patrons
Queen consort
Found inReminiac, M.P. La dynastie d'Anne de Bretagne, c1990: p. 7 (Duchesse de Bretagne; deux fois reine de France)
LC data base, 6-3-92 (hdg.: Anne, of Brittany, Consort of Louis XII, King of France, 1476-1514)
Prayer book of Anne de Bretagne, 1999: p. 11 (Anne de Bretagne; 1477-1514; queen of France through marriages to two successive kings, Charles VIII (1491-98) and Louis XII (1499-1514)) p. 15 (b. Jan. 26, 1477) p. 33 (d. Jan. 9, 1514)
Great hours of Anne of Brittany, 2010: p. 27 (born January 25th 1477 at Nantes Château, eldest daughter of Francis II, Duke of Brittany) p. 43 (legend on coin: Fran(corum) Regina et Britonum Ducissa) p. 56 (Anne de Bretagne; died January 9, 1514, in Blois; queen of France by duty, but above all duchess of Brittany by choice) p. 136 (the queen went to great lengths to be a foremost patron of culture on a par with the patrons of the most important European courts)
Grove art online, 19 July 2016: Valois, House of: 12, Anne of Brittany, Queen of France (Anne of Brittany, Queen of France; b Nantes, 25 Jan 1477; d Blois, 9 Jan 1514; she succeeded her father, Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488); compelled to marry Charles VIII of France (6 Dec. 1491), she continued to insist on the recognition of Brittany's separateness; after the death of Charles VIII, was obliged to marry his successor, Louis XII (8 Jan. 1499); much of Anne's patronage helped to give expression to Breton independence; she continued the ducal castle at Nantes; commissioned the early Renaissance tomb (1499-1507) of her parents for the Carmelite church in Nantes (now in the cathedral); became a particular patron of the illuminator Jean Bourdichon, an artist in Charles VIII's service; also commissioned works of the illuminator Jean Poyet, the painter Jean de Cormont, the Master of Moulins (probably), and collected Italian paintings)