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Françoise de Lansac

Françoise de Lansac née de Sainte-Maure de Montausier (1582-1657) was a French courtier. She was the royal governess of King Louis XIV of France and his brother from 1638 until 1643.

She was the daughter of Gilles de Souvré and married to Artus de Saint Gelais in 1601. She was a relative of Cardinal Richelieu. In 1638, the king and Cardinal Richelieu reorganized the household of the queen and replaced everyone considered disloyal to the king and the cardinal with their own loyalists.[1]

Consequently, Françoise de Lansac was appointed Royal Governess, and Count de Brassac and his spouse Catherine de Brassac were appointed to the positions superintendent of the household of the queen and Première dame d'honneur, respectively, in order to keep the queen and her household under control.[1]

When Queen Anne became regent in 1643, she replaced her with Marie-Catherine de Senecey.

ReferencesEdit

  • Kleinman, Ruth: Anne of Austria. Queen of France. ISBN 0-8142-0429-5. Ohio State University Press (1985)
  1. ^ a b Kleinman, Ruth: Anne of Austria. Queen of France. ISBN 0-8142-0429-5. Ohio State University Press (1985)
Court offices
Preceded by
Françoise de Montglat
Governess of the
Children of France

1638-1643
Succeeded by
Marie-Catherine de Senecey