Bonne of Bohemia
|Bonne of Bohemia|
|Duchess consort of Normandy, Countess consort of Anjou and Maine|
|Spouse||John II of France|
|Issue||Charles V of France
Louis I, Duke of Anjou
John, Duke of Berry
Philip II, Duke of Burgundy
Joan, Queen of Navarre
Marie, Duchess of Bar
Isabella, Lady of Milan
|House||House of Luxembourg (by birth)
House of Valois (by marriage)
|Father||John of Bohemia|
|Mother||Elizabeth of Bohemia|
|Born||20 May 1315|
|Died||11 September 1349 (aged 34)|
Bonne of Luxemburg (20 May 1315 – 11 September 1349), was born Jutta (Judith), the second daughter of John the Blind, king of Bohemia, and his first wife, Elisabeth of Bohemia. She was the first wife of King John II of France; however, as her death occurred a year prior to his coronation, she was never a French queen. Jutta was referred to in French historiography as Bonne de Luxembourg. She was a member of the House of Luxembourg. Among her children were Charles V of France, Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, and Joan, Queen of Navarre.
Jutta was originally betrothed to Casimir III of Poland, however this arrangement was broken and Casimir married Aldona, the daughter of the Grand Duke of Lithuania, instead. After Aldona's death, Casimir was betrothed to Jutta's elder sister Margaret, however this betrothal was also broken and Casimir remarried to Adelaide of Hesse.
Jutta was married to John, Duke of Normandy on 28 July 1332 at the church of Notre-Dame in Melun. She was 17 years old, and the future king was 13. The name for Jutta (or Guta) translatable into English as Good (in the feminine case), was changed by the time of marriage to Bonne (French) or Bona (Latin). Upon marriage, Bonne was the wife of the heir to the French throne, becoming Duchess of Normandy, and Countess of Anjou and of Maine. The wedding was celebrated in the presence of six thousand guests. The festivities were prolonged by a further two months when the young groom was finally knighted at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. John was solemnly granted the arms of a knight in front of a prestigious assistance bringing together the kings of Bohemia and Navarre, and the dukes of Burgundy, Lorraine and the Brabant.
She died on 11 September 1349 of the bubonic plague in Maubisson, France at the age of thirty-four. This was one year and fifteen days prior to the coronation of her husband as king. She was buried in the Abbey of Maubisson.
Less than six months after Bonne's death, John married secondly Jeanne I, Countess of Auvergne, by whom he had two daughters who both died young.
John and Bonne had the following children together:
- Charles V of France (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380)
- Louis I, Duke of Anjou (23 July 1339 – 20 September 1384)
- John, Duke of Berry (30 November 1340 – 15 June 1416)
- Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (17 January 1342 – 27 April 1404)
- Joan of Valois (24 June 1343 – 3 November 1373)
- Marie of Valois (12 September 1344 - October, 1404)
- Agnes of Valois (1345–1349), died young
- Margaret of Valois (1347–1352), died young
- Isabelle of Valois (1 October 1348 – 11 September 1372)
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