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Claude de France
Birth: Oct. 15, 1499
Departement du Loir-et-Cher
Centre, France
Death: Jul. 20, 1524
Departement du Loir-et-Cher
Centre, France

French Monarch. Duchess of Bretagne and Berry. Oldest of the two daughters of Louis XII and Anne de Bretagne that survived their childhood. She inherited the duchy of Bretagne from her mother in 1514. In 1506 she was engaged to her cousin Francois of Angouleme, Duke of Orléans, who was then also recognized as successor to the throne. The two were married in 1514 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Seven months after the wedding Francois succeeded Louis XII and was crowned without his wife. She had to wait until she had given birth to a male heir, two years later. Her husband was not much interested in her and she had to suffer through his endless affairs. She was very in love with him but she was shy, not very beautiful and had a small hunchback. One of her rivals over her husbands attention was Mary Boleyn, who, like her sister Anne, was one of her ladies-in-waiting. She has no real influence at the court or anywhere, except in her duchy. The real first lady at the court was Francois mother Louise of Savoy who didn't like her very much. She reigned her duchy and often visited the Castle of Blois, where she had beed raised. She died there, only 28 years old, exhausted from her eight pregnancies. A small, green plum was named after her 'Reineclaude.' (bio by: Lutetia) 
Family links: 
   King Louis XII (1462 - 1515)
  Anne de Bretagne (1477 - 1514)
   King Francois I (1494 - 1547)
  Louise de France (1515 - 1518)*
  Charlotte de Valois (1516 - 1524)*
  Francois de France (1518 - 1536)*
  Henri de Valois (1519 - 1559)*
   Madeleine of Valois (1520 - 1537)*
  Charles de France (1522 - 1545)*
  Charles Orland de France (1492 - 1495)**
  Anne de France (1498 - 1498)**
  Claude de France (1499 - 1524)
  Renée de France (1510 - 1574)*
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Saint Denis Basilique
Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis
Île-de-France, France
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Record added: Apr 03, 2001
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