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 Blanche d'Artois

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Blanche d'Artois Famous memorial

Birth
Arras-en-Lavedan, Departement des Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death
2 May 1302 (aged 53–54)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID
131434906 View Source

French Nobility. Regent of the Kingdom of Navarra and the counties of Champagne, Brie, Troyes and Meaux from 1274 until 1284. She was the only daughter of Robert I d'Artois and Mathilde de Brabant. In 1269 she married King Henri I de Navarre to whom she bore two children. Their only son, Thibaut, died a year before his father after falling from the battlements of the castle of Estella. An uprising in Pamplona forced her and her daughter to flee to the French court in 1275. She transferred the custody over Jeanne to King Philipp III and received military support in exchange. The uprising was suppressed in the following year. Furthermore, Jeanne was betrothed to the second son of King Philipp to strengthen their alliance. The heir to the throne died in 1276 and Jeanne's future husband himself became heir apparent. With Navarra secured Blanche found a new husband in the widowed Edmund of Lancaster, to whom she bore three children. He died after the siege of Bayonne in 1296 and was brought to England for burial. After his funeral she did not remain in England for long. Around 1299 she founded the Abbaye Royale Sainte-Claire in Nogent-l'Artaud. She died at the Hôtel de Navarre in Paris and apparently wished to be buried in Nogent, but only her heart was buried there. Before the destruction of the abbey the heart monument was brought to Saint Denis, but is no longer exhibited. Her daughter was later buried beside her.

French Nobility. Regent of the Kingdom of Navarra and the counties of Champagne, Brie, Troyes and Meaux from 1274 until 1284. She was the only daughter of Robert I d'Artois and Mathilde de Brabant. In 1269 she married King Henri I de Navarre to whom she bore two children. Their only son, Thibaut, died a year before his father after falling from the battlements of the castle of Estella. An uprising in Pamplona forced her and her daughter to flee to the French court in 1275. She transferred the custody over Jeanne to King Philipp III and received military support in exchange. The uprising was suppressed in the following year. Furthermore, Jeanne was betrothed to the second son of King Philipp to strengthen their alliance. The heir to the throne died in 1276 and Jeanne's future husband himself became heir apparent. With Navarra secured Blanche found a new husband in the widowed Edmund of Lancaster, to whom she bore three children. He died after the siege of Bayonne in 1296 and was brought to England for burial. After his funeral she did not remain in England for long. Around 1299 she founded the Abbaye Royale Sainte-Claire in Nogent-l'Artaud. She died at the Hôtel de Navarre in Paris and apparently wished to be buried in Nogent, but only her heart was buried there. Before the destruction of the abbey the heart monument was brought to Saint Denis, but is no longer exhibited. Her daughter was later buried beside her.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 15 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 131434906
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/131434906/blanche-d'artois: accessed ), memorial page for Blanche d'Artois (1248–2 May 1302), Find a Grave Memorial ID 131434906, citing Couvent des Cordeliers, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France; Maintained by Find a Grave.