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Oil on canvas portrait of Marie Thérèse of Austria (1638-1683) wearing the fleur-de-lis robes as Queen of France.jpg

Full-length portrait of queen Maria Theresa, Infanta of Spain, in grand royal costume Charles Beaubrun Henri Beaubrun (Versailles)

Gaston Jean-Baptiste de France (25 April 1608 – 2 February 1660), duc d'Orléans, and Louis XIII's brother.  He was Louis XIV's uncle, of course.  He only had daughters and was probably rather disappointed when his nephew was born, as he was no longer first in line in the succession.  Anthony van Dyck portrait of 1632 or 1634 (Musée Condé, Chantilly), just before his hopes were dashed with Louis' birth in 1638.

Antoine Van Dyck, portrait of Gaston de France Duc d'Orléans, He was known at court by the traditional honorific "Monsieur le Prince" or just "Monsieur".

Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis de Cinq-Mars (1620 – 12 September 1642) was a favourite of King Louis XIII of France who led the last and most nearly successful of the many conspiracies against the king's powerful first minister, the Cardinal Richelieu.

Henri Coiffier de Ruzé, Marquis de Cinq-Mars – 12 September was a favourite of King Louis XIII of France who led the last and most nearly successful of the many conspiracies against the king's powerful first minister, the Cardinal Richelieu.

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Detail of a presentation miniature with Christine de Pisan presenting her book to queen Isabeau of Bavaria. Illuminated miniature from The Book of the Queen (various works by Christine de Pizan),BL Harley

Catherine de Medici with her children

Catherine de Medici and her children: Charles IX, Henry III, Francis the duke dAlenon, and Margaret queen of Navarre. Once in the collection of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, it is now in the Victoria and Albert.

Henriette Anne d'Orleans as Minerva, holding a portrait of the duc d'Orleans 1660

Portrait of Princess Henrietta Anna Stuart of England - after Caspar Netscher

Marie Amelie de Sicile by Louis Hersent (Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris France)

Maria Amalia was the wife of King Louis-Philippe of France.Wallpaper and background photos of Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies, Queen of France for fans of Kings and Queens images.

Marie Walewska, the Polish mistress and mother of Napoleons first child

Napoleon had many mistresses. Marie Walewska was one of them. Her brother convinced her to begin an affair with Napoleon for political reasons, even though she was already married. She bore him a son, Alexandre Joseph.

Marie-Louise (1791-1847), impératrice des Français et le Roi de Rome (1811-1832)

Empress Marie Louise of France Napoleon's second wife with her son, Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte (King of Rome).

Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569 – 1622), Portrait of Louis XIII, King of France as a Boy, 1616, LACMA

Frans Pourbus the Younger (1569 – 1622), Portrait of Louis XIII, King of France as a Boy, 1616, LACMA

Close up of Josephine in "Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon I and Empress Josephine" by Jacques-Louis David.

Consecration of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine by Jacques-Louis David.

Filippo III (1578-1621), figlio di Filippo II e Anna Maria d’Austria. Re dal 1598 al 1621.

King Philip III of Spain, the son of Anna of Austria and her uncle, Philip II king of Spain. Anna herself was the product of first cousins, and Charles' maternal side was rife with intermarriage. Did I mention he married HIS first cousin?

King Louis XIV of France (1638-1715) in coronation dress. Son of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria. Husband to Maria Theresa of Spain and Francoise d'Aubigne

King Louis XIV of France in coronation dress. Son of Louis XIII of France and Anne of Austria. Husband to Maria Theresa of Spain and Francoise d'Aubigne

Princess Elizabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans, the second wife of Philippe, brother of Louis XIV. Known as Liselotte, she was witty, and loathed Madame de Maintenon.

von der Pfalz, Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate,oil on canvas,Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen. Elisabeth Charlotte of the Palatinate May know as the Princess Palatine was the wife of Philippe of France,Duke of Orléans and was a sister-in-law of Louis XIV.

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