Portrait of Anna of Austria, Queen of France by Peter Rubens. Circa 1622-1625.

Anne of Austria (22 September 1601 – 20 January 1666) was queen consort of France and Navarre, regent for her son, Louis XIV of France, and a Spanish and Portuguese Infanta by birth. During her regency (1643–1651), Cardinal Mazarin served as France’s chief minister. Accounts of French court life of her era emphasize her difficult marital relations with her husband Louis XIII, her closeness to her son Louis XIV, and her disapproval of her son’s marital infidelity to her niece Maria Theresa.


Father:  Philip III of Spain (not in diary)
Mother:  Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain  (not in diary)
Spouse: Louis XIII of France

Offspring:  Louis XIII of France

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  • Wikipedia for background, portrait.