Christine o Fraunce

Christine o Fraunce, Dochter o Fraunce (Christine Marie; 10 Februar 1606 – 27 December 1663) wis the seicont dochter o Henry IV o Fraunce an Marie de' Medici. She wis a sister o Louis XIII, the Queen o Spain an Duke o Orléans she wis mairit tae the future Victor Amadeus I, Duke o Savoy in 1619. She wis said tae be volatile an frivolous. Educated at the French coort, she introduced French culture tae Savoy. Her husband succeedit tae the Savoyard throne in 1637 and thus Christine became Duchess o Savoy through marriage. At the daith o Victor Amadeus I in 1637, Christine wis created regent in the name o her son Francis Hyacinth. However, at the daith o Francis Hyacinth in 1638, the throne went tae her second surviving son who became Charles Emmanuel II. Officially regent till 1648, she maintained huge influence within the Savoyard government at the time which anly ended at her daith in 1663. In her widowhood she lived at the Palazzo Madama which she haed rebuilt. She also organised the reconstruction o the Castello del Valentino asL well as the additions tae the Ryal Pailace o Turin. She would also later own Vigno di Madama Reale, later the private residence o Anne Marie d'Orléans. Her grandson wis Keeng Victor Amadeus II o Sardinie an her granddochter Maria Anna Victoria o Bavarie wis the dochter-in-law o her nephew Louis XIV.

Christine o Fraunce
Portrait of Christine of France, Duchess of Savoy in 1633 by an anonymous artist.jpg
Christine in 1633 by an unknown painter
Duchess o Savoy
Ring26 Julie 1630 – 7 October 1637
Born10 Februar 1606(1606-02-10)
Palais du Louvre, Paris, Fraunce
Dee'd27 December 1663(1663-12-27) (aged 57)
Palazzo Madama, Turin, Savoy
BuirialBasilica o Sant'Andrea, Savoy
SpouseVictor Amadeus I, Duke o Savoy
IssueLouise Christine, Princess Maurice o Savoy
Francis Hyacinth, Duke o Savoy
Charles Emmanuel II, Duke o Savoy
Margaret Yolande, Duchess o Parma
Henrietta Adelaide, Electress o Bavarie
Full name
Christine Marie de France
HooseBourbons o Fraunce (bi birth)
Hoose o Savoy (bi mairiage)
FaitherHenry IV o Fraunce
MitherMarie de' Medici
SeegnaturChristine o Fraunce's signature


  1. Stillborn son (1621)
  2. Prince Louis Amadeus o Savoy (1622 - 1628)
  3. Princess Luisa Cristina o Savoy (27 Julie 1629 - 14 Mey 1692) mairit Prince Maurice o Savoy nae issue.
  4. Francis Hyacinth, Duke o Savoy (14 September 1632 - 4 October 1638)
  5. Charles Emmanuel II (20 Juin 1634 - 12 Juin 1675) mairit Françoise Madeleine d'Orléans an had nae issue, remairit Marie Jeanne o Savoy an haed issue.
  6. Princess Margaret Yolande o Savoy (15 November 1635 - 29 Aprile 1663) mairit Ranuccio II Farnese, Duke o Parma an haed nae issue.
  7. Princess Henriette Adelaide o Savoy (6 November 1636 - 18 Mairch 1676) mairit Ferdinand Maria, Elector o Bavarie an haed issue.
  8. Catherine Beatrice o Savoy (6 November 1636 - 26 August 1637) died in infancy.

Teetles an stylesEedit

  • 10 Februar 1606 – 25 November 1615 Christine o Fraunce, Daughter o Fraunce
  • 25 November 1615 – 10 Februar 1619 Madame Royale.
  • 10 Februar 1619 – 26 Julie 1630 Her Highness The Princess o Piedmont.
  • 26 Julie 1630 – 7 October 1637 Her Highness The Duchess o Savoy.
  • 7 October 1637 – 27 December 1663 Her Highness The Dowager Duchess o Savoy.

Ither wabsteidsEedit

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