Francis III of Brittany 1518-1536, Duke of Brittany and Dauphin of Viennois.
Francois, Dauphin de Viennois, Fils du Roi Francois I, d´après Gaignières, 1534.
He was the son of the French King Francis I and of Claude de France, Duchess of Brittany. In his capacity as eldest son and presumed heir to the throne, he bore the title Dauphin or, more precisely, Dauphin of Viennois. François was baptized on 25 April 1519 in Amboise, the decorations for the baptismal ceremony were created by Leonardo da Vinci.
Duke Franz III died at the age of eighteen, eleven years before his father, on August the 10th 1536 at Tournon Castle on the Rhone, after drinking a glass of water. His brother Henri succeeded him as heir to the throne and Duke of Brittany.
Count Montecuccoli, his secretary, was accused of poisoning him in the service of Emperor Charles. During a search of his quarters various poisons were found and he confessed to murder under torture. Among historians, however, the thesis of death by poison is controversial.
Source: “Modes et Costumes Historiques“. Drawing by Xavier Willemin. Edited and steel engraving by Hippolyte Louis Emile and Polidor Jean Charles Pauquet. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin London, 1864.
Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style. Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted.
Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. “Some books just scream out to be bought; this is one of them.” ― Vogue.com
FASHIONPEDIA is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you are an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, FASHIONPEDIA is all you will ever need to navigate the fashion scene.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.