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Beatrice de Provence
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Birth: 1234
Death: Sep. 23, 1267

French and Italian Royalty. Countess of Provence and Forcalquier in her own right and Queen of Naples and Sicily by marriage. She was the youngest of the four daughters of Raymond Berengar of Provence and Beatrice of Savoy. After the death of his only son, her father named her his sole heir. With this, he excluded his other daughters, the Queens of England and France as well as the future Queen of the Romans. When Raymond died in 1245 her hand in marriage as sought after by many suitors. Among them were Raymond VII of Toulouse and Konrad, son of Emperor Friedrich II. Supported by his mother and given a dispense by the pope it was finally Charles of Anjou who was able to marry her. The wedding was celebrated on May 31st, 1246 in Aix. Beatrice is described as very ambitious and wanted to be a queen like her sisters. Her husband made himself very unpopular when he took power and fees from the Provencal nobles, but she sided with him. When his brother, Louis IX of France, decided to go on crusade he took his whole family with him. Beatrice became pregnant and bore her first son in Nicosia who died soon after. In 1251 the couple returned to France without the other crusaders. A rebellion had broken out in the Provence which was led by her mother, who had felt that her claims on the Provence had not been respected by Charles. After his return, King Louis IX successfully mediated between the elder Beatrice and Charles. In January 1266 the couple was crowned King and Queen of Sicily in Rome. She did not have much time to enjoy her new position as she died the following year. Her eldest son succeeded her as Count of Provence and Forcalquier. She was first buried in San Gennaro, Naples but was transferred to Aix in 1277.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Raimond Bérenger IV de Provence (1198 - 1245)
  Beatrice of Savoy (1198 - 1266)
 
 Spouses:
  Charles de Anjou (1226 - 1285)
   Charles of Anjou (1226 - 1285)*
 
 Children:
  Blanche d'Anjou (1250 - 1270)*
  Charles II de Anjou (1254 - 1309)*
  Philippe d'Anjou (1255 - 1277)*
  Isabelle d'Anjou (1261 - 1304)*
 
 Siblings:
  Marguerite de Provence (1221 - 1295)*
   Eleanor of Provence (1222 - 1291)*
  Sanchia of Provence (1225 - 1261)*
  Beatrice de Provence (1234 - 1267)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eglise Saint Jean de Malte
Aix-en-Provence
Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 
Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Dec 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45591985
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24th Great Grandmother. Your life was short but you left a legacy, a path that is your blood-line and a voice for your story to be told.
- Coralie
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
My 22nd Great Grandmother. God Bless you.
- Judy Zinn Cheon
 Added: Jun. 4, 2016
For Beatrice of Provence my 26th Great Grandmother who is remembered.
- Padg
 Added: Apr. 6, 2016
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