Duchess of Angoulême

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Several women have borne the title of Duchess of Angoulême. Among these are:

  • Joan II of Navarre, daughter of King Louis X of France, wife of Philippe d'Évreux, who was created Duke of Angoulême in 1317. Title exchanged 1404.
  • Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip II of Savoy, and mother of King Francis I of France, created Duchess of Angoulême in 1515.
  • The title of Duchess of Angoulême was created for Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France. Title created in 1582 and extinct 1619.
  • Charlotte de Montmorency, comtesse de Fleix, wife of Charles de Valois, natural son of King Charles IX of France. Title created in 1619 and extinct 1653.
  • Princess Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, daughter of King Louis XVI of France and his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette; later the wife of her first cousin, Louis-Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775-1844), who reigned twenty minutes as King Louis XIX of France in 1830. She is perhaps the best known Duchess of Angoulême. She was imprisoned during the French Revolution, and lived her later life in exile.

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