DianedePoitiers

#Onthisday in history the Birth of Diana de Poitiers 3rd September 1499 A.D. and she died on 25th April 1566 A.D. She was a French noblewoman and an important courtier at the King Francis I and his son Henry II of France who was king.

Interesting fact to mention she became notorious as Henry’s favourite (mistress). Because of this reason she had much power and influence in the French court. Which continued until the accident in the tournament, during the tournament, on his lance, he wore her favourite ribbon on him instead of his wife, through Diana was the favourite.

Remembered as a beautiful woman and a highly intelligent with a sharp mind the King trust in writing his official letters even to the extent both sign them with one name as “HenriDiane”.

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