Marie d'Anjou

Marie d'Anjou

Angers, Departement de Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Death 29 Nov 1463 (aged 59)
Poitou-Charentes, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 101701560 · View Source
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Royalty. She was born in Angers as eldest daughter of Louis II d'Anjou and Yolande de Aragon. In 1413 she was betrothed to Charles, eleventh child of King Charles VI. Afterwards the young couple lived in Angers at the court of Yolande. They were married in 1422 in Bourges and the following year, Marie gave birth to their first child. In 1420 his parents denied Charles his right as heir and he had to stay on his own territories in Berry and Poitou. After his father's death he had to fight for his crown against John of Bedford who fought in the name of Henry VI. At this time, she and her mother supported Jeanne d'Arc, and with his help, Charles was finally crowned in 1429. Their marriage was not very happy and her political influence was non-existent. She spent her time caring for their fourteen children, reading, participating in pilgrimages and supporting the church. After her mother's death Charles took his first mistress, Agnes Sorel. She was the first official mistress of a French king and had more influence than the queen. Although Agnes was his first mistress, he had others after her death. Marie lived mostly separate from him in Chinon or Tours where she had her own courts. After Charles death, she retired entirely from the court and lived in Amboise.

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