On the Grand Place is the fine statue of Christine de Lalaing, princess d'Epinoy, who defended Tournai against Parma in 1581.
And his queen stood sponsors, Christine Antoinette Charlotte Desmares (1682-1753), was a fine actress in both tragedy and soubrette parts.
His marriage with Elisabeth Christine, daughter of Duke Charles of Brunswick, contracted in 1765, was dissolved in 1769, and he soon afterwards married Frederika Louisa, daughter of the land grave Louis IX.
It was acted on the marriage of the chancellor Jan Zamoyski with Christine Radziwill, in the presence of King Stephen and his wife, at Ujazdowo near Warsaw in 1578.
His wife was Christine Eberhardine, a member of the Hohenzollern family, who left him when he became a Roman Catholic, and died in 1727.
In 1640 Richelieu sent him to Savoy, where the regency of Christine, the duchess of Savoy, and sister of Louis XIII., was disputed by her brothers-in-law, the princes Maurice and Thomas of Savoy, and he succeeded not only in firmly establishing Christine but in winning over the princes to France.
Not only appointed his sister, the archduchess Maria Christine, did not suit the views of the popular party, who, under the leadership of an advocate named Van der Noot, had possession of the reins of power, and were uplifted by their success.
Aus den Tagebiichern des Reichsgrafen Ahasuerus Heinrich von Lehndorf, Kammerherrn der Konigin Elisabett Christine von Preussen (Gotha, 1907).
CHRISTINE DE PISAN (1364 - c. 1430), French poet, of Italian birth, was born at Venice in 1364.
At fifteen Christine married Etienne du Castel, who became Charles's notary and secretary.
1384), and reared him as his own; the boy, after Salisbury's death (1400), being received by Philip of Burgundy, at whose desire Christine wrote Le Livre des faitz et bonnes mceurs du sayge roy Charles (1405), valuable as a first-hand picture of Charles V.
Christine was a champion of her own sex.
Christine wrote about 1407 two books for women, La Cite des dames and Le Livre des trois vertus, or Le Tresor de la cite des dames.
Vi., 1838); Christine de Pisan, Le Livre des fais et bonnes me urs du sage roy Charles V, written in 1404, ed.
Of Spain; Christine, duchess of Savoy; and Henrietta, wife of Charles I.
To this succeeded the Moral Proverbs of Christine de Pisan, in verse, in 1478, and a Cordial, in prose, in 1479.