Anne of France (1461-1522), Regent of France, sister of Charles VIII

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Another formidable French Regent was Anne de France,Duchess de Bourbon who was a daughter of Louis XI and after his death,Regent of France for her brother,Charles VIII. I believe Anne was the only daughter of a French King to ever be appointed Regent of the Kingdom.

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10 October 1503-Anniversary of the death of Pierre II,Duc de Bourbon,husband of Anne de France.

Pierre II held many titles,he was Duke of Bourbon,d'Auvergne,Count of Clermont,de Forez ,La Marche,Baron de Roanne,Lord of Beaujeu and Prince de Dombes.

Royal Anniversary -14th of November 1522,death of Anne de France,Duchess of Bourbon.

Anne died at her Chateau of Chantelle, in the Bourbonnais,her remains are buried at the Priory of Souvigny.

Royal Anniversary- April 3rd,1461 : Birth of Anne de France

Anne's only surviving child a daughter,Suzanne Duchess of Bourvon died childless on the 28th of April 1521.

At her death she held a vast sway of territory including the Duchies of Bourbon and Auvergne,the Countdoms of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis,Gien,Forez,La Marche,Isle-Jourdain,the barony de Roanne and was also dame de Beaujeu.

Anne of France was referred to by her contemporaries as Madame la Grande.
Anne was also Duchess of Bourbon and Auvergne,Countess of Clermont ,La Marche,Forez and Gien,Viscountess of Carlat,Baroness du Roannais, Princess of Dombes and Dame de Beaujeu.

Armes d'Anne de France


Armes de Pierre II de Bourbon

Anne was born at the Chateau of Genappe in Brabant on 3 April 1461, the eldest surviving daughter of King Louis XI of France and Charlotte of Savoy. Her brother, Charles would later succeed their father as Charles VIII of France. Her younger sister Joan became for a brief period, a queen consort of France as the first wife of Louis XII.

Triptych which depicts St. Anne presenting Anne and her daughter Suzanne.
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Anne who had a formidable reputation and was again appointed Regent of France by her brother Charles VIII of France during his Italian Campaigns in the mid 1490's.
This act greatly caused great upset to his wife Anne of Brittany who withdrew from court at this slight.
King Louis never named Anne official regent. The French court and foreign emissaries respected her position.
King Louis never named Anne official regent. The French court and foreign emissaries respected her position.

It was the king's express wishes that Anne act as Regent for the 13 year old Charles VIII.
Anne was a formidable Regent between 1483 to 1491 and put down several revolts by the nobility and also ended the War with Brittany by arranging the marriage of Charles VIII and Anne de Bretagne in 1491.
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