Anne of Austria
Anne of Austria (1601 - 1666)

Queens Regent – Anne of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Anne of Austria was born on 22 September 1601 as the daughter of King Philip III of Spain and his wife Margaret of Austria. She grew up in the Royal Alcazar of Madrid and was [read more]

mary guise
Mary of Guise

Queens Regent – Mary of Guise

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mary was born on 22 November 1515 as the daughter of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette of Bourbon. Her first marriage was to Louis II, Duke of Longueville in 1534. They had two sons [read more]

Marie de' Medici
Joanna of Austria

Queens Regent – Marie de’ Medici

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Marie was born on 26 April 1575 as the daughter of Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany and Joanna of Austria. She married Henry IV of France in 1600 after Henry’s marriage to [read more]

Mariana of Austria
Maria Anna of Neuburg

Queens Regent – Mariana of Austria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Mariana of Austria was born on 24 December 1634 as the daughter of Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor and Maria Anna of Spain. At the age of 11, Mariana was betrothed to Balthasar Charles, Prince [read more]

isabeau bavaria
Blanche of France (1328 - 1382)

Queens Regent – Isabeau of Bavaria

A regent is “a person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor, is absent or is incapacitated.” Isabeau of Bavaria was born circa 1370 as the daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti. She was first proposed as a bride for Charles VI of France in 1383. She was to [read more]