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.
Even her husband, King Louis XII
, abhorred her ugliness.
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.
One features an impressive cathedral and several streets thronged with shops and cafes while the other boasts a large chateau which was the birthplace and home of Louis XII
In the event of war, the French king Louis XII
was counting on Scottish support.
The discussion, though, lacks the desirable wider examination of how and why such badges were chosen--the porcupine symbolism of Louis XII
or the Salamander of Francis I of France, for instance--and why this one in particular.
In 1515, Louis XII
, King of France, died; he was succeeded by Francis I.
2) by Jean Bourdichon (1457-1521), a single leaf that was once part of a private prayer book made in 1498-99 for King Louis XII