Diane de Poitiers


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  • noun

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French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II

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Furthermore, the great authority and influence of Diane de Poitiers over the King, and therefore over the affairs of the State, continues to be emphasized not only in the initial portion of the narrative, but throughout the text as a whole.
Her biography of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henry II of France, is due to be published later this year.
Organizationally, the chapters follow a logical schema from myth diffusion in classical to late antiquity, especially the many Roman sarcophagi--see Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae 3:1-2, 554-59 (1986)--the psychomachia for a man of the Renaissance; the developing lunar imagery of later myth, including appropriations by Diane de Poitiers and Diane Salviati; Renaissance allegories from philosophy (Giordano Bruno) to science (Francis Bacon) and literature (Lyly, Drayton, Marino, Delminio, and so on).
Louise, Margaret of Austria (aunt of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and regent of the Netherlands), and, some years later, Diane de Poitiers each spent formative years in her court.