Charlotte Gouffier de Boisy

Charlotte Gouffier de Boisy, Madame de Cossé-Brissac (born 1482) was a French noblewoman and courtier who served as the Governess of the Children of France.

Charlotte Gouffier de Boisy
Lady of Cossé-Brissac
Born1482
Kingdom of France
DiedKingdom of France
Noble familyGouffier
Spouse(s)Rene de Cossé
Issue
FatherGuillaume Gouffier, Lord of Boisy
MotherPhilippa de Montmorency

Biography

Gouffier de Boisy was born in 1482 to Guillaume Gouffier, Lord of Boisy and Philippa de Montmorency.[1] She was a sister of Artus Gouffier, Lord of Boissy, Adrian Gouffier de Boissy, and Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet. She was a first cousin of Anne de Montmorency.[2]

In 1503 she married Rene de Cossé, Lord of Cossé and Brissac. She was the mother of Charles de Cossé, Count of Brissac and the grandmother of Charles II de Cossé, Duke of Brissac.

In 1518 she was appointed as the Governess of the Children of France, a post previously held by Guillemette de Sarrebruck. As royal governess she was in charge of the education of the children of Francis I of France.[3]

References

  1. Marchand, Charles (July 6, 1889). "Charles 1er de Cossé, comte de Brissac et maréchal de France, 1507–1563". Paris : Champion via Internet Archive.
  2. Freer, Martha Walker (July 6, 1854). "The Life of Marguerite D'Angoulême, Queen of Navarre, Duchess D'Alençon and de Berry, Sister of Francis I., King of France". Hurst and Blackett via Google Books.
  3. Colbus, Jean-Claude; Hébert, Brigitte (July 6, 2006). "Les outils de la connaissance: enseignement et formation intellectuelle en Europe entre 1453 et 1715". Université de Saint-Etienne via Google Books.
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