RC orders. 1. Annunciades of Fr.; penitential order for women. Founded ca. 1500/02 by Jeanne de Valois (14641505; b. Paris), physically handicapped daughter of Louis XI of Fr. (142383; king 146183) and wife (1476) of the duke of Orleans, who became Louis XII (14621515; duke 146598; king 14981515). Louis had the marriage annulled after his accession to the throne. Jeanne retired to Bourges, where she founded the order.
3. Annunciates (Annunciades; Annunciatae) of Lombardy (Ambrosians; Sisters of St. Ambrose; Sisters of St. Marcellina). Founded 1408 at Pavia, It. Guided by Augustinian* Rule. See also Catherine of Genoa.
6. The Order of the Annunziate (Annunciad[a]). Military order that traces its origin to the Order of the Collare (or Collar; from the silver collar of love knots and roses that was its badge) est. ca. 1350/64 by Amadeus VI, count of Savoy (133483; reigned 134383).
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