Famous French Empresses & Queens

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 1 Maria Theresa of Spain

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Famous As: Queen of France
Birthdate: September 10, 1638
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Spanish, French
Died: July 30, 1683
Maria Theresa of Spain was the queen consort of France from 1660 to 1683, as the wife of Louis XIV of France. She lost five of her six children early and was also often ignored by the court. She died due to a wound on her arm at age 44.

 2 Isabella of France

Isabella of France
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: 1295 AD
Nationality: French
Died: August 22, 1358

Isabella of France, also known as the She-Wolf of France, was the Queen of England as the wife of King Edward II. She was known for her diplomatic skills, intelligence, and beauty. Her marriage was a troubled one and she probably had an affair with Roger Mortimer. It is believed that Isabella then arranged the murder of Edward II.

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 3 Mary of Guise

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Famous As: Regent of Scotland
Birthdate: November 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: June 11, 1560
Mary of Guise, or Mary of Lorraine, was the regent of Scotland from 1554 until her death in 1542. She was the wife of King James V of Scotland and the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots. Her main objective was to maintain healthy ties between France and Scotland.

 4 Anne of Austria

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Famous As: Queen of France
Birthdate: September 22, 1601
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Spanish, French
Died: January 20, 1666

Spanish princess Anne of Austria was also an archduchess of the House of Habsburg. She later became the queen of France, as King Louis XIII’s wife, and also ruled as the regent for her son, Louis XIV. She is one of main characters in The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas.

 5 Anne of Brittany

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Famous As: queen
Birthdate: January 25, 1477
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: January 9, 1514

 6 Margaret of Valois

Margaret of France
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Famous As: Queen consort of France
Birthdate: May 14, 1553
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: March 27, 1615
Margaret of Valois, queen of Navarre and France, is remembered for her historically significant Memoirs, which throws light on major events such as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre. She did not allow her husband, Henry III, to annul their childless marriage till the death of Henry’s mistress.

 7 Marie de' Medici

Marie de' Medici
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Famous As: Queen consort of France and Navarre
Birthdate: April 26, 1576
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: July 3, 1642
Queen Marie de Médicis, the second wife of Henry IV of France, acted as the regent for her son till he came of age. An art connoisseur, she built the Luxembourg Palace in Paris. Known for her affinity for Concino Concini, she was eventually exiled for her excesses. 
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 8 Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
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Famous As: Former Grand Duchess of Luxembourg
Birthdate: January 23, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: July 9, 1985

 9 Joan I of Navarre

Joan I of Navarre
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Famous As: Queen of Navarre
Birthdate: January 14, 1273
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: French
Died: April 2, 1305

Joan I of Navarre was the queen of Navarre from 1274 until her death in 1305, at the age of 32. She also became the queen consort of France in 1285 as she had married Philip IV of France who became King Philip IV on 5 October 1285. Joan is credited with founding the College of Navarre in 1305.

 10 Joséphine de Beauharnais

Joséphine de Beauharnais
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Famous As: First Empress of the French
Birthdate: June 23, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: May 29, 1814
Empress Joséphine de Beauharnais spent her initial years in poverty and was shunned by her first husband for her lack of manners. She eventually learned the ways and means of the Parisian high society and married a young Napoleon Bonaparte. She survived a rocky marriage but enjoyed a lavish lifestyle.

 11 Marie Leszczyńska

Marie Leszczyńska
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 23, 1703
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French, Polish
Died: June 24, 1768

 12 Philippa Of Hainaut

Philippa Of Hainaut
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 24, 1313
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: August 15, 1369

 13 Claude of France

Claude of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: July 20, 1524

 14 Eleanor of Provence

Eleanor of Provence
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1223 AD
Nationality: French
Died: June 26, 1291

 15 Hortense de Beauharnais

Hortense de Beauharnais
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 10, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: October 5, 1837

 16 Isabeau of Bavaria

Isabeau of Bavaria
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1370 AD
Nationality: German, French
Died: September 24, 1435

 17 Blanche of Castile

Blanche of Castile
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Famous As: Queen mother
Birthdate: March 4, 1188
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: French
Died: November 27, 1252

 18 Joan of France, Duchess of Berry

Joan of France, Duchess of Berry
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 23, 1464
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: February 4, 1505

 19 Adela of Normandy

Adela of Normandy
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Famous As: Daughter of William I the Conqueror
Birthdate: 1067 AD
Nationality: French
Died: March 8, 1137

 20 Marguerite de Navarre

Marguerite de Navarre
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 11, 1492
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: December 21, 1549

 21 Jeanne III of Navarre

Jeanne III of Navarre
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Famous As: Queen regnant
Birthdate: November 16, 1528
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: June 9, 1572

 22 Elisabeth of France

Elisabeth of France
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Famous As: Queen consort of Spain
Birthdate: November 22, 1602
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: October 6, 1644

 23 Charlotte of Albret

Charlotte of Albret
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Famous As: French noblewoman
Birthdate: 1480 AD
Nationality: French
Died: March 11, 1514

 24 Marie-Amélie de Bourbon

Marie-Amélie de Bourbon
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 26, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French, Italian
Died: March 24, 1866

 25 Adelaide of Italy

Adelaide of Italy
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Famous As: Empress
Birthdate: 0931 AD
Nationality: German, French
Died: February 6, 0999

 26 Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans, Duchess of Montpensier
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Famous As: Duchess
Birthdate: May 29, 1627
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: April 5, 1693

 27 Henrietta Maria of France

Henrietta Maria of France
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: November 25, 1609
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: French
Died: September 10, 1669

Daughter of Henry IV of France, Henrietta Maria, or Queen Mary, ruled England, Scotland, and Ireland as the queen after marrying King Charles I. Her open allegiance to Roman Catholicism prevented her from getting a formal coronation. She died of an overdose of laudanum to cure her of bronchitis.

 28 Margaret Of Provence

Margaret Of Provence
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1221 AD
Nationality: French
Died: December 20, 1295

 29 Fredegund

Fredegund
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Famous As: Queen consort
Birthdate: 0545 AD
Nationality: French
Died: November 8, 0597

 30 Élisabeth of France

Élisabeth of France
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: May 3, 1764
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: French
Died: May 10, 1794

 31 Anne Geneviève de Bourbon

Anne Geneviève de Bourbon
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: August 28, 1619
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: April 5, 1679

 32 Claude of France

Claude of France
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Famous As: French Princess
Birthdate: November 12, 1547
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: German, French
Died: February 21, 1575

 33 Elisabeth of Valois

Elisabeth of Valois
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Famous As: Queen of Spain
Birthdate: April 2, 1545
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: French
Died: October 3, 1568

 34 Gisela of France

Gisela of France
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0911 AD
Nationality: French

 35 Judith of Flanders

Judith of Flanders
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0844 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 0870 AD

 36 Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine

Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine
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Famous As: German Princess
Birthdate: May 27, 1652
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: German, French
Died: December 8, 1722

 37 Eleanor of Austria

Eleanor of Austria
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Famous As: Queen consort
Birthdate: November 15, 1498
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Spanish, French, Portuguese
Died: February 25, 1558

 38 Isabella of Valois

Isabella of Valois
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: November 9, 1389
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: French
Died: September 13, 1409

 39 Sophie of France

Sophie of France
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Famous As: Princess of France
Birthdate: July 9, 1786
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French
Died: June 19, 1787

 40 Yolande de Polastron

Yolande de Polastron
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Famous As: Duchess of Polignac
Birthdate: September 8, 1749
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: French
Died: December 9, 1793

 41 Marie of Anjou

Marie of Anjou
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 14, 1404
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: French
Died: November 29, 1463

 42 Hildegard of the Vinzgau

Hildegard of the Vinzgau
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0754 AD
Nationality: French
Died: April 30, 0783

 43 Isabella of Bourbon

Isabella of Bourbon
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1434 AD
Nationality: French
Died: September 25, 1465

 44 Gunnor

Gunnor
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0950 AD
Nationality: French
Died: January 5, 1031

 45 Catherine of Navarre

Catherine of Navarre
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1468 AD
Nationality: French
Died: February 12, 1517

 46 Alix of France

Alix of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1150 AD
Nationality: French
Died: 1198 AD

 47 Anne of Foix-Candale

Anne of Foix-Candale
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1484 AD
Nationality: French
Died: July 26, 1506

 48 Adelaide of Aquitaine

Adelaide of Aquitaine
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0952 AD
Nationality: French
Died: June 15, 1004

 49 Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary

Margaret of France, Queen of England and Hungary
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1158 AD
Nationality: French
Died: September 18, 1197

 50 Marguerite Louise d'Orleans

Marguerite Louise d'Orleans
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: July 28, 1645
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French
Died: September 17, 1721