Tag: Duchess

Catherine the Great

(1729–1796) born Princess Sophie Friederike Auguste of Anhalt-Zerbst Catherine II, Empress of Russia (1762–1796) Works commissioned by her: Reynolds, Joshua (1723-1792) The Infant Hercules c.1785–1789 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton   Born May 2 1729 Szczecin (Poland) Died November 17 1796 Saint…

Madame de Pompadour

(1721–1764) Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson Marquise de Pompadour Duchesse de Menars Madame de Pompadour in Art: Fragonard, Jean-Honoré (1732-1806) Psyché montrant à ses soeurs les présents de l’amour 1753 National Gallery, London     Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) Madam Pompadour 1915 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago  …

Millicent Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland

(1867–1955) Millicent Fanny Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland née Lady Millicent Fanny St. Clair-Erskine Millicent in Art: Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925) Portrait of Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland 1904 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   Born October 20 1867 Dysart House (Scotland) Died August 20…

Lucrezia Borgia

(1480–1519)     Born April 18 1480 Subiaco (Italia) Died June 24 1519 Ferrara (Italia) Father Rodrigo Borgia (1431-1503), Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) Brother Cesare Borgia (1475-1507) Husband (m.1502–1519) Alfonso I d’Este, Duke of Ferrara (1476-1534) Sister-in-law Isabella d’Este, Marchesa di Mantova (1474-1539)…

Beatrice d’Este

(1475–1497) Duchess of Bari (1491–1497) Duchess of Milan (1494–1497) Lady of Genova (1494–1497)   Born June 29 1475 Ferrara (Italia) Died January 2 1497 Milano (Italia) Cause of death Childbirth Buried Santa Maria delle Grazie (Milano) Husband (1491-1497) Ludovico Sforza…

Eleanor of Aquitaine

(c.1122–1204) Éléonore or Aliénor d’Aquitaine or de Guyenne Queen consort of France (1137–1152) Queen consort of England (1154–1189) Duchess of Aquitaine (1137–1204) Countess of Poitiers (1137–1204) Eleonor of Aquitaine in Art: De Morgan, Evelyn (1855-1919) Queen Eleanor and the Fair Rosamund…

Empress Elisabeth of Austria

(1837–1898) Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie, Herzogin in Bayern Empress consort of Austria (1854-1898) Queen consort of Hungary (1854-1898) Queen consort of Croatia (1854-1898) Queen consort of Bohemia (1854-1898) Queen consort of Lombardy-Venetia (1854-1866) Filmography: Ludwig 1972 Director: Luchino Visconti Starring: Helmut…

Pauline Bonaparte, Princess Borghese

(1780–1825) Duchess of Guastalla Princess consort of Sulmona and of Rossano Princess of France Pauline Bonaparte in Art: Canova, Antonio (1757-1822) Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix 1805–1808 Galleria Borghese, Roma     Pauline Bonaparte in Film: Désirée 1954 Director: Henry Koster Cast: Marlon…

Marguerite de Navarre

(1492–1549) Marguerite d’Angoulême Marguerite d’Alençon Princess of France Queen of Navarre Duchess of Alençon and Berry See also: • Château du Clos Lucé, Amboise (France) Born April 11 1492 Angoulême (France) Died December 21 1549 Odos (France) Brother François I, King of…