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Louise's influence over her husband Hugues was very beneficial. They lived at the Castle of Nozeroy and ordered their house in the most exemplary manner. After eleven years of marriage, her husband died. Louise became a nun in the Franciscan convent of Orbe. She was the first nun to receive the veil under the reform of St Colette. From her entrance she, was called Sister Louise, and she lived there a pattern of perfection for ten years. It is said that miracles at her tomb attested her holiness.[1] She was beatified in 1839.[2]



1. A.B.C. Dunbar. A Dictionary of Saintly Women, vol. 1. London: George Bell & Sons, 1904.

2. C. Cawley. Medieval Lands - A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families. The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. Е2018.

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