List of French royal mistresses

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This page contains a listing of notable French royal mistresses.

Clovis I

  • Evochilde

Chlothar I

  • Waldrada, Princess of the Lombards
  • Valtrude of the Lombards
  • Arnegundis

Charibert I

  • Merofleda
  • Clothilde
  • Marcovefa
  • Theogilda

Chilperic I

Dagobert I

  • Regintrude of Austrasia
  • Berthilde


  • Gersuinda of the Saxons
  • Amaltrud of Vienne
  • Ethelind
  • Sigrade
  • Madelgard
  • Regina
  • Landrade des Herbages
  • Adelindus

Louis the Pious

  • Theodelinde of Sens

Louis the Stammerer

  • Luitgrade of Saxony
  • Adelheid of Paris

Charles the Simple

  • Edgiva of Kent
  • Frederuna von Ringleheim

Philip I

Louis VI

  • Marie de Breuillet

Louis X

  • Unknown, but had progeny

Philip VI

Charles V

Charles VI

Charles VII

Louis XI

Francis I

Henry II

Charles IX

Henry III

Henry IV
This list includes historically recognised and popularly attributed mistresses:[4]

Louis XIII
Purely platonic lovers:

Louis XIV

Louis XV

Napoleon I


Charles X

Louis Philippe I

Napoleon III

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chronique normande de Pierre Cochon, bailli de Rouen.
  2. ^ Kathleen Wellman, Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France, (Yale University Press, 2013), 327.
  3. ^ Pierre Chevallier, Henri III : roi shakespearien, Paris, Fayard, 1985, p. 442.
  4. ^ Histoire et Secrets
  5. ^ Yves Cazaux, Henri IV: Les horizons du règne, Paris : A. Michel, 1986. ISBN 9782226026101, p. 189.
  6. ^ Anne Danclos, La vie tragique de la reine Margot, Fernand Lanore, 1996. ISBN 9782851570475, p. 102.
  7. ^ Histoire de Mésanger de Gilbert Chéron - Tome II, pages 223-224
  8. ^ a b Source : André Castelot, Henri IV le passionné
  9. ^

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