Agnes Sorel

Agnes Sorel

Birth
Yzeures-sur-Creuse, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
Death 9 Feb 1450 (aged 27–28)
Jumieges, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Burial Loches, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France
Memorial ID 8361625 · View Source
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French Royalty. Royal mistress of King Charles VII of France, the first royal mistress to be officially recognized by the state as such. Born to a family of lesser nobility in Touraine, Agnes was very well educated and beautiful. She captivated Charles VII, who was married to Marie d'Anjou, in 1444, and the couple became inseperable. She held tremendous influence over Charles, and he showered her with wealth, castles, land, and secured for her every distinction of a queen. She was the love of his life, and they had three daughters together. Agnes died shortly after childbirth of dysentery, but many believe she was poisoned by the Dauphin (later King Louis XI).

Bio by: Kristen Conrad


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  • Originally Created by: Kristen Conrad
  • Added: 6 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8361625
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Agnes Sorel (1422–9 Feb 1450), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8361625, citing Church of Saint Ours, Loches, Departement d'Indre-et-Loire, Centre, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .