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Diane de Poitiers - Famous Royal Mistress

Diane de Poitiers September 1499 – 25 April was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier at the courts of kings Francis I and his son, Henry II of France. She became notorious as the latter's favourite mistress.

Diane de Poitiers par François Clouet. Décédée en 1566 à l'âge de 66 ans, la maîtresse du roi de France Henri II s'est probablement empoisonnée avec l'or qu'elle prenait pour entretenir sa beauté. Ses cheveux contiennent de fortes concentrations d'or, un élixir de jouvence qu'elle buvait chaque matin au réveil, pour préserver sa beauté ou pour continuer à pratiquer intensément ses sports favoris (natation, chasse et équitation).

Diane de Poitiers, morte d'avoir voulu rester jeune

Diane de Poitiers, french Duchess, mistress of the king Henri II, son of François

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier. She became notorious as the Henry II of France's favourite. Diane de Poitiers would remain Henry's lifelong companion. Henry entrusted Diane with the Crown Jewels of France, had the Château d'Anet built for her, and gave her the Château de Chenonceau. Many of Henry's official letters were signed HenriDiane.

Diane de Poitiers September 1499 – 25 April was a French noblewoman and…

Diane de Poitiers' bedchamber, Chateau d'Anet. France, 16th century.

Diane de Poitiers' bedchamber, Chateau d'Anet. France, 16th century.

Diane de Poitiers 1500-69 Mistress of HenryII who was married to Catherine De Medici

Diane de Poitiers Mistress of Henry II (who was married to Catherine De Medici)

Diane de Poitiers, royal mistress to Henri II of France who was 20 years her junior.  She died from chronic consumption of gold, which was believed at the time to help preserve youth and beauty

Dying to look good: French king's mistress killed by drinking gold elixir of youth

Fontaine de Diane Milieu du XVIe siècle Marbre H. : 2,11 m. ; L. : 2,58 m. ; Pr…

Marble mid-sixteenth-century fountain of Diana; the top section is from Château d'Anet (Eure-et-Loir), residence of Diane de Poitiers, favourite of Henri II; Diana the Roman huntress goddess is portrayed with her bow and stag attributes.

The emblem of Diane de Poitiers, three interlaced crescents.

The emblem of Diane de Poitiers, three interlaced crescents.

Diane de Poitiers (3 September 1499 – 25 April 1566) was a French noblewoman and a prominent courtier. She became notorious as the Henry II of France's favourite. Diane de Poitiers would remain Henry's lifelong companion. Henry entrusted Diane with the Crown Jewels of France, had the Château d'Anet built for her, and gave her the Château de Chenonceau. Many of Henry's official letters were signed HenriDiane.

Diane de Poitiers, mistress to Henri II. She was twenty years older than Henri and tried to retain her youth by drinking gold.

Diane de Poitiers 1499-1566 - Francesco Primaticcio, Mistress to Henri II of…

1499 -Diane de Poitiers - Francesco Primaticcio, Mistress to Henri II of France

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