Jeanne de France (c. 1464–1505)

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Jeanne de France (c. 1464–1505)

Queen of France and saint. Name variations: Jeanne of France; Jeanne de Valois; Joan de Valois; Joan of France; duchess of Orleans or duchess of Orléans. Born c. 1464; died in 1505; dau. of Charlotte of Savoy (c. 1442–1483) and Louis XI, king of France; sister of Anne of Beaujeau (c. 1460–1522) and Charles VIII, king of France; m. Louis, duke of Orléans (later Louis XII, king of France), on Sept 8, 1476 (annulled 1498).

After Louis XII repudiated his marriage to her in order to marry Anne of Brittany (1499), retired to Bourges and was given a dowry for the rest of her life; considered a saint by contemporaries, has come down through history as deformed; was canonized (1950).

See also kWomen in World History.

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