December 31, 1499 - April 25, 1566

Meet one of the most intriguing figures in French history, my 12th great-grandmother, Diane de Poitiers.
In her day, Diane was the most beautiful and most wealthy woman in France. Her story takes us back to the French Renaissance.
It is the story of the most famous royal love triangle in the history of France and is full of romance and rivalry.
If Diane de Poitiers had lived in the twenty-first century, she would have wanted to have a web site.
I have given her one...

It is wonderful to see so many visitors to this web site who have arrived here after an internet search.
Every day, there are first-time searches on Diane de Poitiers. Or, perhaps you are a returning visitor. Either way, please use
the link at the bottom of this page to send me an e-mail, or use the Diane de Poitiers Message Forum to share your opinions, ask a question or tell what you would like to see on this web site.

A Portrait in Black and White

Portrait in Black and White -- Diane de Poitiers in Her Own Words
Diane's life is fictionalized in the form of her "journal"

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Check the Diane de Poitiers Blog for frequent additions!

iane's Genealogy

iane's Heraldry

iane's Life Story

iane at Chenonceau

iane at Anet

iane's Other Homes

iane in Art

iane's Will

ove Poems

etters From Henri

iane's Correspondence

er Legend Lives on


Click here to listen to Jacques Ibert's ballet "Diane de Poitiers"

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