Joan I, Countess of Auvergne

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Joan I of Auvergne
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Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne
Reign 1332–1360
Predecessor William XII of Auvergne
Successor Philip of Rouves
Queen consort of France
Tenure 1350–1360
Spouse Philip of Burgundy
John II of France
Issue
Philip I, Duke of Burgundy
House House of Auvergne
House of Burgundy
House of Valois
Father William XII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne
Mother Marguerite d'Évreux
Born (1326-05-08)8 May 1326
Died 29 September 1360(1360-09-29) (aged 34)
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joan I of Auvergne (8 May 1326 – 29 September 1360, Chateau d'Argilly) was the daughter of William XII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, by his wife, Marguerite d'Évreux (sister of Philip III of Navarre). She was Queen consort of France by her marriage to King John II. She inherited the counties of Auvergne and Boulogne after the death of her father.

Her first husband was Philip of Burgundy, who held the title Count of Auvergne by virtue of their marriage. They had one surviving child, Philip, who would be for much of his brief life Duke of Burgundy (by inheriting the title from his grandfather).

Following the death of her husband, Joan married John II of France on 13 February 1349; she became Queen consort of France in the following year. This was a second marriage for them both, John's first wife, Bonne of Bohemia, had died of Black Death and had left John with eight children, so there was little pressure for Joan to give birth to a son and heir. Joan's son, Philip became a ward of the King. She bore her second husband three children, two girls and a premature child, whose gender is unknown, all of the children died young. Joan died in 1360. Her possessions were inherited by her son.

Issue[edit]

By her first husband, Philip, Joan had the following issue:

By her second husband, John, Joan had the following issue:

  • Blanche of Valois (November 1350), died young
  • Catherine of Valois (1352 – 1353)
  • unnamed child (1354), died young

Ancestors[edit]

References[edit]

French nobility
Preceded by
William XII of Auvergne
Count of Auvergne
Count of Boulogne
with Philip II of Boulogne
with John II of France

1332–1360
Succeeded by
Philip III of Boulogne
French royalty
Preceded by
Blanche of Navarre
Queen consort of France
22 August 1350 – 29 September 1360
Succeeded by
Joan of Bourbon