Joan of Valois (1351–1371)
|Joan of Valois|
Joan with her parents, King Philip VI and Queen Blanche
|House||House of Valois|
|Father||Philip VI of France|
|Mother||Blanche of Navarre|
|Died||16 September 1371
|Burial||Basilica of St Denis, Saint-Denis, France|
Joan of France (May 1351 - 16 September 1371) was the only child of Philip VI of France and his second wife Blanche of Navarre. Joan was posthumously born as her father had died nine months prior to her birth.
Joan had two half-brothers from her father's first marriage to Joan the Lame: John II of France and Philip of Valois, Duke of Orléans. After the death of Philip, Blanche retired to Neaufles-Saint-Martin near Gisors in Normandy.
In 1370, Joan was betrothed to Infante John, Duke of Girona, son and heir of Peter IV of Aragon. The marriage contract was signed 16 July 1370. The following year Joan departed from France and set off to marry John in Aragon. However, Joan died on 16 September 1371 in Béziers, whilst travelling to meet her future husband.
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