Diane de Poitiers

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Di·ane de Poi·tiers

 (dē-än′ də pwä-tyā′)Duchesse de Valentinois. 1499-1566.
French mistress of Henry II who exerted considerable influence over the king.
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Noun1.Diane de Poitiers - French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry IIDiane de Poitiers - French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)
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Her slender and well-defined outlines reminded an artist of the Venus of the Middle Ages rendered by Jean Goujon, the illustrious sculptor of Diane de Poitiers.
The 59-year-old Bohemian-born Princess is launching a new book, a biography of her ancestor Diane de Poitier, who was obsessed by and dressed in, black and white.
The reader is therefore confronted with Mme de Chartres's moral austerity as well as Diane de Poitiers's brazen immorality.