Anna of Foix-Candale

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Anna of Foix-Candale was a Queen consort
Queen consort
A queen consort is the wife of a reigning king. A queen consort usually shares her husband's rank and holds the feminine equivalent of the king's monarchical titles. Historically, queens consort do not share the king regnant's political and military powers. Most queens in history were queens consort...

 of Hungary as the third consort of King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary
Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary
Vladislaus II, also known as Ladislaus Jagiellon ; was King of Bohemia from 1471 and King of Hungary from 1490 until his death in 1516...

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Life


Anne was the daughter of Gaston of Foix, Count of Candale
Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale
Gaston de Foix Earl of Kendal and Count of Benauges, was a French nobleman in the last decades of the Middle Ages.He was a cadet member of the important Foix family in Southern France. He was a son of John de Foix, 1st Earl of Kendal and Margaret de la Pole...

, and Infanta Catherine of Navarre
Infanta Catherine of Navarre
Catherine de Foix was a French noblewoman.She was a daughter of Gaston IV, Count of Foix and Eleanor of Navarre...

. Her mother was the youngest daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre
Eleanor of Navarre
Eleanor of Aragon , Regent and the queen regnant of Navarre in 1479...

, and Gaston IV, Count of Foix
Gaston IV, Count of Foix
Gaston IV, Count of Foix, Viscount of Béarn was a French nobleman from Bearn, who founded a brief-ruling dynastic house of the Kingdom of Navarre.He was a son of John I, Count of Foix and Jeanne d'Albret...

.

Anne grew up at the French royal court in Blois. She was educated in Latin and the Classics. The nephew of the French monarch, the Duke of Longueville, is reported to have been in love with her and wished to marry her, but it was prevented because of a political marriage was planned for Anne. The elderly, twice-divorced and childless King Vladislaus II of Hungary of the Jagiellon dynasty
Jagiellon dynasty
The Jagiellonian dynasty was a royal dynasty originating from the Lithuanian House of Gediminas dynasty that reigned in Central European countries between the 14th and 16th century...

 had been searching a wife capable of giving him a son. His sights were set on a powerful alliance, closely related to French royalty was acceptable. Anne was engaged in 1500, the marriage contract confirmed in 1501, and wed in 1502 at the French court. On her way to Hungary, she was much celebrated in Italy, and In Venice, a conflict was caused when France and Hungary was unable to agree about whom should pay the expenses. On 29 September 1502, Anne wed Vladislaus in Székesfehérvár
Székesfehérvár
Székesfehérvár is a city in central Hungary and is the 9th largest in the country. Located around southwest of Budapest. It is inhabited by 101,973 people , with 136,995 in the Székesfehérvár Subregion. The city is the centre of Fejér county and the regional centre of Central Transdanubia...

 and she was crowned Queen of Hungary there that same day.

Anne brought a French court and French advisors with her to Hungary. The relationship was happy at least from the king's view, and he is reported to have regarded her as a friend, assistant and a trusted advisor. She was economically indebted to Venice and was said to favourise Venice. In 1506, her signature was placed on a document alongside the king's regarding an alliance with the Habsburg. Anne enjoyed great popularity after the birth of a son, but the pregnancies ruined her health. She died a little more than three weeks later, as the result of complications from her son's delivery, at the age of 21 or 22.

Children


Although Anna was his third wife, she gave birth to his only surviving legitimate children, who were born in Buda
Buda
For detailed information see: History of Buda CastleBuda is the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest on the west bank of the Danube. The name Buda takes its name from the name of Bleda the Hun ruler, whose name is also Buda in Hungarian.Buda comprises about one-third of Budapest's...

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  • Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
    Anna of Bohemia and Hungary
    Anna of Bohemia and Hungary, also sometimes known as Anna Jagellonica was, by marriage to Ferdinand I, King of the Romans and later Holy Roman Emperor, Queen of the Romans.-Family:She was the elder child and only daughter of king Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary and his third...

    , later Queen consort
    Queen consort
    A queen consort is the wife of a reigning king. A queen consort usually shares her husband's rank and holds the feminine equivalent of the king's monarchical titles. Historically, queens consort do not share the king regnant's political and military powers. Most queens in history were queens consort...

     of Hungary
    Hungary
    Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

     and Bohemia
    Royal Consorts of Bohemia
    This is a list of the royal consorts of the rulers of Bohemia.The first Duchess of Bohemia was St. Ludmila, while the first Queen of Bohemia was Świętosława of Poland. Some of them were not crowned.There was only one queen regnant in Czech history - Maria Theresa...

    . Married Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
    Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor
    Ferdinand I was Holy Roman Emperor from 1558 and king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526 until his death. Before his accession, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburgs in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.The key events during his reign were the contest...

     and they inherited Bohemia and what was left of Hungary.
  • Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia
    Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia
    Louis II was King of Hungary, Bohemia and Croatia from 1516 to 1526.- Early life :Louis was the son of Ladislaus II Jagiellon and his third wife, Anne de Foix....

    , who was born on July 1, 1506, King of Hungary and Bohemia, killed 1526. Married Mary of Habsburg; their marriage was childless, although he fathered illegitimate issue.

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