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Germaine of Foix

1488 - 1536

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Ursula Germaine of Foix(c. 1488 – 15 October 1536) was an early modern French noblewoman from the House of Foix. By marriage to King Ferdinand II of Aragon, she was Queen of Aragon, Majorca, Naples, Sardinia, Sicily, and Valencia and Princess of Catalonia from 1506 to 1516 and Queen of Navarre from 1512 to 1516. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Germaine of Foix has received more than 294,581 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Germaine of Foix is the 163rd most popular nobleman (up from 2,363rd in 2019), the 829th most popular biography from France (down from 821st in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Nobleman.

Germaine of Foix was a French noblewoman who became Queen Consort of Aragon after marrying King Ferdinand II of Aragon. She is known for her political influence during her husband's reign and for her patronage of the arts and culture in the court of Aragon. Germaine is also remembered for her tragic personal life, including the loss of several children and her eventual abandonment by her husband in favor of a younger mistress.

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Among noblemen, Germaine of Foix ranks 163 out of 842Before her are Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Judith of Bavaria, Beatrice d'Este, Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, Isabella I of Jerusalem, and Maximilian Sforza. After her are Ramesses X, Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Marie Joséphine of Savoy, Ramesses IX, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, and Daniel of Moscow.

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Among people born in 1488, Germaine of Foix ranks 5Before her are Titian, Jungjong of Joseon, Ulrich von Hutten, and Lütfi Pasha. After her are Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ferdinand Columbus, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Sebastian Münster, Joseph Karo, Charles II, Duke of Savoy, and Otto Brunfels. Among people deceased in 1536, Germaine of Foix ranks 6Before her are Erasmus, Anne Boleyn, Catherine of Aragon, Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, and William Tyndale. After her are Baldassare Peruzzi, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, Garcilaso de la Vega, Cecilia Gallerani, and John of Leiden.

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In France

Among people born in France, Germaine of Foix ranks 829 out of 6,011Before her are Charles Hermite (1822), Maria Malibran (1808), Charles Nicolle (1866), Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Pauline Viardot (1821), and Chevalier d'Éon (1728). After her are Eric Cantona (1966), Saint Remigius (437), Simon Vouet (1590), Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), David Guetta (1967), and Edme Mariotte (1620).

Among NOBLEMEN In France

Among noblemen born in France, Germaine of Foix ranks 30Before her are Robert Curthose (1054), Chlodomer (495), Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), Louise Élisabeth of France (1727), Bertrada of Laon (720), and Judith of Bavaria (797). After her are Stéphanie de Beauharnais (1789), Laurent de Gouvion Saint-Cyr (1764), Claude of France (1547), Anne de Montmorency (1493), Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1187), and Antoine, Duke of Montpensier (1824).