Agnès d’ORCHIES (13th)

In 1255, King Louis IX of France (Saint Louis) visited the court beguinage St. Elizabeth in Ghent. Impressed with what he witnessed, the king established the court beguinage St. Catherine in Paris around 1260. Its first grand mistress was Agnès d’Orchies from Flanderen

(Source : Laura Swam, The winsdom of the beguines, p.32)