Elizabeth of Valois

Elizabeth of Valois

(văl`wä, Fr. välwä`), 1545–68, queen of Spain, daughter of Henry II of France. Originally intended to wed Don CarlosCarlos,
1545–68, prince of the Asturias, son of Philip II of Spain and Maria of Portugal. Don Carlos, who seems to have been mentally unbalanced and subject to fits of homicidal mania, was imprisoned by his father in 1568.
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, son of Philip II of Spain, she was married (1559) to Philip himself. The unfounded legend of a tragic love between Elizabeth and Carlos is often found in literature, notably in Schiller's Don Carlos.
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4) Indeed, so great was Anguissola's fame that in 1559 she was invited to the court of Philip II to serve as lady-in-waiting and portrait painter to Elizabeth of Valois.
2)Anguissola's fame, in part the result of her position as court painter and lady-in-waiting to the Spanish Queen, Elizabeth of Valois, 1559-80, prompted a considerable number of late sixteenth-and early seventeenth-century authors to praise her.

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