|Biote (Biette) CASSINEL
Biote (Biette) CASSINEL
- Born: Abt 1340
- Died: 1394
Paraphrased from Wikipedia (the English in the article isn't the best)
called "la belle Italienne", the beautiful Italian woman, was the mistress of the Regent, later King of France Charles V the Wise. She was the first official mistress of a French monarch. Biette Cassinel was the daughter of François Cassinel († 1360), a sergeant in the Royal Army, and great-granddaughter of Bettino Cassinelli, who had immigrated from Italy to Paris....
She was the wife of Gerard de Montaigu the Elder... Charles had married in 1350 Joan of Bourbon and [between] 1357 and 1360 received [from] her three children... In 1363 he received from [Biette] a son, Jean, who was given the surname of [his mother's husband (de Montaigu), but Karl, who [was] known publicly [to be keeping] Biette as his mistress, [awarded] Jean de Montaigu the title of Bâtard de France.
Biote married Gérard DE MONTAGU Seigneur de Montagu. (Gérard DE MONTAGU Seigneur de Montagu was born about 1330 and died on 15 Jul 1391.)
Biote also married Charles V DE VALOIS King of France (1364-80). (Charles V DE VALOIS King of France (1364-80) was born on 21 Jan 1337 in Château de Vincennes, , France and died in 1380 in Château de Beaute-sur-Marne, , France.)