Laure de Sade. French medieval fashion.
Laura de Noves, or also called Laure de Sade. Born in 1310 in Avignon, died on 6 April in 1348. Parents were the Knights Audebert de Noves and Ermessande de Réal. She was married to Hugues de Sade. Her son Hugues III was ancestor of the later Marquis de Sade. It is believed that she is the Laura wrote about the poet Francesco Petrarch. He saw her as a 17 year old for the first time in an Easter Mass in the church of Sainte-Claire d’Avignon.
Illustration: Louis Marie Lanté b. 1789. Galerie Française de femmes célèbres 1827 (Gallery of famous French women).