Jeanne de Bourbon

Jeanne de Bourbon

Vincennes, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Death 6 Feb 1378 (aged 40)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Saint-Denis, Departement de Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France
Memorial ID 21084 · View Source
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French Monarch. Daughter of Pierre I de Bourbon and Isabelle de Valois, a half sister of King Philippe VI who was also grand-father of her furture husband. Jeanne and Charles where both born in Vincennes. Charles parents where her godparents. In 1350 they where married, both only 12 years old. In the same year Philippe VI died and was succeeded by is son Jean II. Charles and Jeanne are named Monseigneur le Dauphin and Madame la Dauphine, titles all successors to the french throne and their wives wore from then on. It is probably due to the fact that they were raised together that her marriage was happy and full of love. In 1364 Jean II died an a english prison and in May Charles and Jeanne were crowned in Reims. During Charles reign the english troops are mostly defeated and have to leave most of France. From the eight children, six girls and two boys, she gave birth to only the boys survived their childhood. The first one, Charles succeeded his father and Louis founded the branch Valois-Orleans, his grandson was Louis XII. She died after giving birth to her eight child and was deeply mourned by her husband. Her heart was buried in the convent of the Cordeliers and her entrails in the Church of the Celestines in Paris.

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