[*] Louis XII, King of France, "The Father of the People," born 1462, died 1515.
[*] Louis XII divorced his wife, Jeanne, daughter of Louis XI, and married in 1499 Anne of Brittany, widow of Charles VIII, in order to retain the Duchy of Brittany for the crown.
When the Duke de Valentinois, son of Alexander VI, visited Louis XII
of France, his horse was loaded with gold leaves, according to Brantome, and his cap had double rows of rubies that threw out a great light.
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Francis I, known as the "Sun King of the 16th century", is widely credited with bringing the Renaissance to France, even if his predecessor Louis XII
had begun the process by bringing in architects and artisans from Florence, Milan and Rome.
Perry charts the lives of Henry's older sister Margaret, wife of James IV of Scotland and great-grandmother to James VI & I, and his younger sister Mary, wife of Louis XII
of France and grandmother to the ill-fated Lady Jane Grey.
Would Louis XII
be satisfied if France was still as he left it?
Even her husband, King Louis XII
, abhorred her ugliness.
The first is an anti-papal polemic treatise written by Jean Lemaire de Belges in 1511 and that includes an appraisal of Louis XII
alongside the Safavid shah Isma'il, as well as a vita of the latter.
It is thought that Leonardo Da Vinci painted "Salvator Mundi" around the year 1500 for King Louis XII
And it has royal provenance: Commissioned by King Louis XII
of France, owned by Charles I and Charles II of England, the painting passed into obscurity for three centuries until it was"rediscovered" in 2005.
(TAP) - Salvator Mundi, the long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ commissioned by King Louis XII
of France more than 500 years ago, has sold during an auction in New York for $450.3m, shattering the world record for any work of art sold at auction.