French Female Historical Personalities

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 1 Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
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Famous As: Queen of France (1774-1792)
Birthdate: November 2, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: The Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
Died: October 16, 1793
The last queen of France before the French Revolution started, Marie Antoinette was married to Louis XVI of France and came to be linked with everything that was wrong with the French monarchy including ignorance and extravagance. Her policies aggravated unrest that eventually led to the abolishment of the monarchy and finally the execution of both king and queen.

 2 Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de' Medici
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Famous As: Queen of France (1547-1559)
Birthdate: April 13, 1519
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: January 5, 1589

Catherine de' Medici was an Italian noblewoman who played a key role in the political affairs of France during the rule of her sons, a period which came to be known as the age of Catherine de' Medici. Catherine is credited with saving the monarchy from deposition during the French Wars of Religion

 3 Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Famous As: Queen of France (1137-1152)
Birthdate: 1122 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: April 1, 1204
Eleanor, the duchess of Aquitaine, became the queen of France after marrying King Louis VII. Their marriage was annulled later. She then married the Duke of Normandy, who became King Henry II of England. Eleanor was imprisoned for supporting a revolt against Henry, and was freed after his death.

 4 Mary Tudor, Queen of France

Mary Tudor, Queen of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 18, 1496
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheen Palace, London, England
Died: June 25, 1533

 5 Maria Theresa of Spain

Maria Theresa of Spain
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Famous As: Queen of France and Navarre (1660-1683)
Birthdate: September 10, 1638
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lorenzo de El Escorial, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain
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.

 6 Isabella of France

Isabella of France
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Famous As: Queen of England (1308-1327)
Birthdate: 1295 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
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.

 7 Catherine of Valois

Catherine of Valois
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Famous As: Queen Consort of England (1420-1422)
Birthdate: October 27, 1401
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2, 1437
Catherine of Valois, daughter of Charles VI of France, was the queen of England from 1420 to 1422, as the wife of Henry V of England. Her marriage to Henry V was supposed to be a political stance to end the Hundred Years' War, but it was not successful.
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 8 Mary of Guise

Mary of Guise
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Famous As: Queen consort of Scotland (1538-42)
Birthdate: November 22, 1515
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bar-le-Duc, France
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.

 9 Marie Thérèse of France

Marie Thérèse of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 19, 1778
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: October 19, 1851

 10 Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon

Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon
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Famous As: Louis XIV of France's Wife
Birthdate: November 27, 1635
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Niort, France
Died: April 15, 1719

Françoise d'Aubigné was a French noblewoman. She was secretly married to King Louis XIV and was one of his closest advisers. She was never considered the queen of France and served as the royal children's governess. She was born in an impoverished family and was previously married to poet Paul Scarron. She married Louis years after Scarron’s death.

 11 Margaret of Anjou

Margaret of Anjou
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Famous As: Queen of England
Birthdate: March 23, 1430
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pont-a-Mousson, France
Died: August 25, 1482

 12 Marie de' Medici

Marie de' Medici
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Famous As: Queen of France and Navarre (1600-10)
Birthdate: April 26, 1575
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
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. 

 13 Margaret of Valois

Margaret of Valois
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Famous As: Queen consort of Navarre (1572-1599), Queen consort of France (1589-1599)
Birthdate: May 14, 1553
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
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.

 14 Elisabeth of Valois

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

 15 Joséphine de Beauharnais

Joséphine de Beauharnais
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Famous As: Empress of the French
Birthdate: June 23, 1763
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Les Trois-Îlets, Martinique
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.

 16 Joan I of Navarre

Joan I of Navarre
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Famous As: Queen of Navarre (1274-1305)
Birthdate: January 14, 1273
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bar-sur-Seine, France
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.

 17 Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma

Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma
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Famous As: Empress Consort of the French
Birthdate: December 12, 1791
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: December 17, 1847

Marie Louise was an Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. The eldest child of Emperor Francis II of Austria and his second wife, Maria Theresa, she grew up during a tumultuous period in the history of Austria. She was married to Napoleon I from 1810 to 1821. She died of pleurisy in 1847.  

 18 Madame de Montespan

Madame de Montespan
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Famous As: Maîtresse en titre of Louis XIV
Birthdate: October 5, 1640
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lussac-les-Châteaux, France
Died: May 27, 1707

Madame de Montespan was the chief Royal mistress of King Louis XIV of France. Thanks to her strong influence over Louis XIV, Madame de Montespan was sometimes referred to as the true Queen of France during Louis' reign. One of the most celebrated chief Royal mistresses of all time, Madame de Montespan had seven children with Louis XIV of France.

 19 Henrietta Maria of France

Henrietta Maria of France
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Famous As: Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland
Birthdate: November 25, 1609
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
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.

 20 Claude of France

Claude of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: October 13, 1499
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Romorantin-Lanthenay
Died: July 20, 1524

 21 Claude of France

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

 22 Marie Leszczyńska

Marie Leszczyńska
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 23, 1703
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Trzebnica, Poland
Died: June 24, 1768

 23 Anne of Austria

Anne of Austria
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Famous As: Queen of France (1615-1643)
Birthdate: September 22, 1601
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Valladolid, Spain
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.

 24 Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine

Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine
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Famous As: German Princess
Birthdate: May 27, 1652
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Heidelberg Castle, Heidelberg, Electoral Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire
Died: December 8, 1722

 25 Gisela of France

Gisela of France
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0911 AD
Birthplace: France

 26 Anne of Brittany

Anne of Brittany
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: January 25, 1477
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nantes, France
Died: January 9, 1514

 27 Sophie of France

Sophie of France
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Famous As: Princess of France
Birthdate: July 9, 1786
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Palace of Versailles, France
Died: June 19, 1787

 28 Judith of Flanders

Judith of Flanders
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0844 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: 0870 AD

 29 Isabella of Angouleme

Isabella of Angouleme
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1188 AD
Birthplace: Angoulême, France
Died: June 4, 1246

 30 Philippa Of Hainaut

Philippa Of Hainaut
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: June 24, 1313
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: August 15, 1369

 31 Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor

Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor
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Famous As: King of Germany
Birthdate: August 11, 1086
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goslar, Germany
Died: May 23, 1125

 32 Eleanor of Provence

Eleanor of Provence
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1223 AD
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: June 26, 1291

 33 Isabeau of Bavaria

Isabeau of Bavaria
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1370 AD
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: September 24, 1435

 34 Yolande de Polastron

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

 35 Isabella of Valois

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

 36 Blanche of Castile

Blanche of Castile
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 4, 1188
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Palencia, Spain
Died: November 27, 1252

 37 Eleanor of Austria

Eleanor of Austria
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Famous As: Queen consort
Birthdate: November 15, 1498
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leuven, Belgium
Died: February 25, 1558

 38 Anne Marie DOrleans

Anne Marie DOrleans
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: August 27, 1669
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Château de Saint-Cloud, France
Died: August 26, 1728

 39 Caroline Bonaparte

Caroline Bonaparte
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: March 25, 1782
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajaccio, France
Died: May 18, 1839

 40 Adela of Normandy

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

 41 Pauline Bonaparte

Pauline Bonaparte
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Famous As: Noblewoman
Birthdate: October 20, 1780
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Maison Bonaparte, France
Died: June 9, 1825

 42 Madeleine of Valois

Madeleine of Valois
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: August 10, 1520
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, just out of Paris, France
Died: July 7, 1537

 43 Jeanne d'Albret

Jeanne d'Albret
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 16, 1528
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France
Died: June 9, 1572

 44 Joan II of Navarre

Joan II of Navarre
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: January 28, 1312
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Charenton-le-Pont, France
Died: October 6, 1349

 45 Elisabeth of France

Elisabeth of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 22, 1602
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fontainebleau, France
Died: October 6, 1644

 46 Marie-Amélie de Bourbon

Marie-Amélie de Bourbon
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: April 26, 1782
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Caserta Palace, Naples, Italy
Died: March 24, 1866

The wife of French king Louis Philippe I, Marie-Amélie de Bourbon was the last queen of France. Least interested in politics, she spent most of her life raising her 8 children. She also shunned public life for fear of a new revolution after Louis Philippe became the king following the July Revolution.

 47 Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France

Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 1290 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: April 30, 1315

 48 Joan of England, Queen of Sicily

Joan of England, Queen of Sicily
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: September 30, 1165
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Château d'Angers, Angers, France
Died: September 4, 1199

 49 Bertrada of Laon

Bertrada of Laon
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Laon
Died: June 12, 0783

 50 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
Birthplace: Nogent-le-Roi, France
Died: February 4, 1505