Anne of Foix-Candale
|Anne of Foix-Candale|
|Queen consort of Bohemia and Hungary|
|Coronation||29 September 1502|
|Spouse||Vladislaus II of Hungary|
|Issue||Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia
|House||House of Foix-Candale|
|Father||Gaston of Foix, Count of Candale|
|Mother||Infanta Catherine of Navarre|
|Died||26 July 1506
Anna of Foix-Candale (1484 – 26 July 1506) was Queen of Hungary and Bohemia as the third wife of King Vladislaus II.
Anne grew up at the French royal court in Blois. She was educated in Latin and the Classics. The nephew of the French monarch, the Duke of Longueville, is reported to have been in love with her and wished to marry her, but it was prevented because a political marriage was planned for Anne. The elderly, twice-divorced and childless King Vladislaus II of Hungary of the Jagiellon dynasty had been searching a wife capable of giving him a son. His sights were set on a powerful alliance, closely related to French royalty was acceptable. Anne was engaged in 1500, the marriage contract confirmed in 1501, and wed in 1502 at the French court. On her way to Hungary, she was much celebrated in Italy and in Venice, causing a conflict between France and Hungary that were unable to agree who should pay the expenses. On 29 September 1502, Anne wed Vladislaus in Székesfehérvár and she was crowned Queen of Hungary there that same day.
Anne brought a French court and French advisors with her to Hungary. The relationship was happy at least from the king's view, and he is reported to have regarded her as a friend, assistant and a trusted advisor. She was economically indebted to Venice and was said to favourise Venice. In 1506, her signature was placed on a document alongside the king's regarding an alliance with the Habsburg. Anne enjoyed great popularity after the birth of a son, but the pregnancies ruined her health. She died a little more than three weeks later, as the result of complications from her son's delivery, at the age of 21 or 22 in Buda.
- Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, later Queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia. Married Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, and they inherited Bohemia and what was left of Hungary.
- Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia, who was born on 1 July 1506, King of Hungary and Bohemia, killed 1526. Married Mary of Habsburg; their marriage was childless, although he fathered illegitimate issue.
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Anne of Foix-CandaleBorn: 1484 Died: 1506
Title last held byBeatrice of Naples
|Queen consort of Bohemia and Hungary
Title next held byMary of Austria