Anne of Orléans, Abbess of Fontevraud

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Anne d'Orléans (1464 – 1491 in Poitiers) was a French abbess. She was the youngest child of Charles, Duke of Orléans and Maria of Cleves. Her only brother became king Louis XII of France in 1498.

Life[edit]

Anne became abbess of Fontevraud in 1477. This was an abbey in which both monks and nuns lived, but was always ruled by an abbess. She continued the work of her predessecor Marie de Bretagne in reforming the order.