Agnès Sorel

Agnès Sorel (abt. 1421 - 1450)

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Agnès "Dame de beauté" Sorel
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Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Died in Jumièges, Normandymap
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Agnès Sorel

Born c.1421, Agnès was the daughter of Jean Soreau and Catherine de Maignelais. She is noted for being the first official royal mistress of a French king, but more so as the subject of renown fine art. Many will recognize Fouquet's work depicting her as the Madonna.[1]

She died on 9 February 1450 at Jumièges, Normandy, but her body was exhumed in modern times. Studies show the cause may have been from mercury poisoning.

Issue with Charles VII, Roi de France

  • Charlotte de Valois (1434 -1477) m. Jacques de Brézé, Count of Maulevrier. Issue:
  • Marie Marguerite de Valois (1436 - 1473) Olivier de Coétivy, Count of Taillebourg
  • Jeanne de Valois (b.1439) m. Antoine de Bueil, Count of Sancerre.


  1. By Bree Ogle 19 Jun 2014.

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Jean Fouquet: Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim
Jean Fouquet: Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim


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