Diane de Poitiers


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Diane de Poitiers French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)
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In literature:

The Connetable de Montmorency was, with Diane de Poitiers, to whom he was closely bound, the master of the State.
"Catherine de' Medici" by Honore de Balzac
The Duchess de Caylus, NEE La Grange, a great beauty, remarried afterwards to the Count de Rochemure (Diane de Poitiers).
"The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X" by Imbert De Saint-Amand
Diane de Poitiers, 104, 106.
"The Great Book-Collectors" by Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton
In the house of his patron, he dared look up to that nobleman's daughter, Diane de Poitiers.
"Under the Rose" by Frederic Stewart Isham
MAISON de Diane de Poitiers, 136.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
The widowed queen angrily ordered Diane de Poitiers from the court, and caused the Palais des Tournelles to be razed.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
Poitiers, Diane de, 89.
"The Cathedrals of Northern France" by Francis Miltoun
His son, Henry II, presented them to Diane de Poitiers for her Chateau d'Anet.
"Stained Glass Tours in France" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
De Poitiers, Diane, 260.
"Dumas' Paris" by Francis Miltoun
I don't know what he expected in a church, but he said he never thought about the church; he only thought about Diane de Poitiers.
"Seeing France with Uncle John" by Anne Warner
No one knows when or how Diane de Poitiers first came to fascinate Francois, or how or why her power waned.
"Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country" by Francis Miltoun
Her young husband was in love with Diane de Poitiers, who was certainly her equal in point of birth, and a far greater lady.
"The Works of Honoré de Balzac" by HonorĂ© de Balzac
Diane de Poitiers, 151, 173, 296.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay