Jeanne de Bourgogne

Jeanne de Bourgogne

Birth
Death 12 Nov 1348 (aged 54–55)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 14221071 · View Source
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French Monarch. The daughter of Robert II. and Agnes de France and sister of Marguerite de Bourgogne, she is described as very intelligent, well educated and strong willed. When she married Philippe of Valois in 1313 she couldn't hope to be queen of France one day and when King Philippe IV died one year later he left three grown sons. In 1319 she gave birth to a boy, that was named Jean and who will be the first of her children that survives his childhood. In the following years she gives birth to seven other children but only two will survive. Then the unthinkable happens in 1327 the third of the sons of Philippe IV dies without a heir. His widow Jeanne d'Evreux is pregnant but gives birth to a daughter. Philippe de Valois, who administrated the kingdom since the death of Charles IV, is crowned together with Jeanne, but Edward III a grandson of Philippe IV considers himself to be rightful king of France and declares war. In 1337 the Hundred Years' War between England and France starts with the invasion of the Guyenne by the french army. In August 1346 Philippe is defeated in the famous Battle of Crecy. In September 1348 Jeanne becomes a victim of the "Black Death" that kills one third of the European population and one quarter of the citizens of Paris. While her body was buried in St. Denis her heart was buried in the Abbey of Cîteaux beside her parents. In the following January Philippe married the sixteen years old Blanche de Navarre and died two years after Jeanne.
Cause of Death: Bubonic Plague

Bio by: Lutetia



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  • Originally Created by: Lutetia
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 14221071
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeanne de Bourgogne (1293–12 Nov 1348), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14221071, citing Saint Denis Basilique, Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .