The Château de Chaumont

Allyson

French II Period 5

Information about the chateau

When was the châteatu built? 1465

For whom was the châteatu built? Charles I d'Amboise built, then his son Charles II d'Amboise finished. Catherine De Medici bought the castle after her husband Henry II’s death.

For what reason was the châteatu built?after Louis Xi ordered the previous castle on the site to be burned down, they rebuilt the Chaumont with Renaissance features.

Three unique features of the château

1. Catherine would entertain many astrologers including Nostradamus.

2. The Château de Chaumont is currently a museum and every year hosts a Garden Festival from April to October where contemporary garden designers display their work in an English-style garden

3. He was considered the French "Father of the American Revolution" because he loved America. Benjamin Franklin was never a guest at the castle. His grandson, Temple, was.

Two Important events:

1. The castle has been classified as a Monument historique since 1840 by the French Ministry of Culture. In 1938 the government took over the ownership.

2. In 1559 she forced Diane de Poitiers, her late husband's long-term mistress, to exchange the Château de Chenonceau for the Château de Chaumont. Diane de Poitiers only lived at Chaumont for a short while.


Two important people
1. Charles I d'Amboise – had the castle rebuilt in the first place.

2. Catherine de Medici – was the notorious widow of Henry II who bought the castle and later switched with Diane de Poitiers, her late husbands mistress.

My opinion of the château

Why you like the châteatu and where you would have liked to live there or not

Château quiz

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Personal interest 1

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Personal interest 2

Create two slides based on your personal interest to this château. Remember that everytrhing should be in your own words and you should not merely cut and paste

Web sources:

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"Château de Chaumont." Wikipedia. 27, March 2010. Wikipedia. 13 Apr 2010 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chateau_Chaumont>.