Guillemette de Sarrebruck

Guillemette de Sarrebruck (1490–1571) was a French court official. She served as Governess of the Children of France, and Première dame d'honneur to the queen of France, Mary Stuart, from 1559 until 1560. She had the title comtesse de Braine de jure after 1525, when she inherited the County of Braine from her childless brother.

Life

Guillemette de Sarrebruck was the daughter of Robert II de Sarrebruck-Commercy and Marie d'Amboise. She married Robert III de La Marck in 1510, with whom she had a son, Robert IV de La Marck (1512–1556), Duke of Bouillon, Prince of Sedan and Marshal of France.

Court career

Guillemette de Sarrebruck had a long career at the royal court of France. She served as dame or dame d'honneur (lady-in-waiting) to three queens of France, Anne de Bretagne, Eleanor of Austria, and Catherine de Médici.

She served as Governess of the Children of France to the children of Francis I.

In 1559, she was appointed head lady-in-waiting or Première dame d'honneur to queen Mary Stuart of France. Her tenure ended after Mary Stuart was widowed in 1560, and returned to Scotland the following year.

References

    • Alain Sartelet, La Principauté de Sedan, Éditions Terres Ardennaises, 1991, 180 p. (ISBN 2-905339-17-9), p. 11.
    Court offices
    Preceded by
    Françoise de Brézé
    Première dame d'honneur to the Queen of France
    1559–1560
    Succeeded by
    Madeleine of Savoy

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