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Diane de Poitiers

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Diane de Poitiers Duchesse de Valentinois. 1499-1566. French noblewoman and mistress of Henry II. Her influence, lasting throughout his reign (1547-1559), overshadowed that of his wife, Catherine de Médicis.

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  • n. French noblewoman who was the mistress of Henry II; she had more influence over him than did his wife Catherine de Medicis (1499-1566)

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