Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre
|Joan of Valois|
|Spouse||Charles II of Navarre|
|Charles III of Navarre
Joanna, Queen of England
|House||House of Valois|
|Father||John II of France|
|Mother||Bonne of Luxembourg|
24 June 1343|
|Died||3 November 1373
|Burial||Saint Denis Basilica|
Joan of France, also known as Joan or Joanna of Valois (June 24, 1343, Châteauneuf-sur-Loire – November 3, 1373, Évreux), was the daughter of John II of France (called The Good), and his first wife, Bonne of Luxembourg. She married Charles II of Navarre (called The Bad), and became Queen-consort of Navarre.
Joan was the fifth of nine children. Her siblings included: Charles V of France, Louis I of Naples, John, Duke of Berry, Philip the Bold, Marie of Valois (wife of Robert I of Bar) and Isabella of Valois (wife of Gian Galeazzo Visconti and mother of Valentina Visconti).
When Joan was six years of age, her mother, Bonne died of Bubonic plague. Joan and her siblings later gained a stepmother in Joan I, Countess of Auvergne. Joan I had three children with John II, however they all died young.
Joan instead was married on 12 February 1352 to Charles the Bad, at Chateau du Vivier, close to Fontenay-Trésigny in Brie, Coutevroult. He was the son of Philip III of Navarre and his wife, Joan II of Navarre. Joan and Charles were third cousins.
Joan and Charles had seven children:
- Marie (1360, Puente la Reina – aft. 1400), married in Tudela on January 20, 1393 Alfonso d'Aragona, Duke of Gandia (d. 1412). Their marriage was childless.
- Charles III of Navarre (1361–1425), married Eleanor of Castile (d. 1416), by whom he had issue.
- Bonne (1364 – aft. 1389)
- Peter of Évreux, Count of Mortain (c. March 31, 1366, Évreux – c. July 29, 1412, Bourges), married in Alençon on April 21, 1411 Catherine (1380–1462), daughter of Peter II of Alençon. Their marriage was childless.
- Philip (b. 1368), d. young
- Joanna of Navarre (1370–1437), married firstly John V, Duke of Brittany by whom she had issue; married secondly Henry IV of England; her second marriage was childless.
- Blanca (1372–1385, Olite)
|Ancestors of Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre|
Joan of Valois, Queen of NavarreBorn: 24 June 1343 Died: 3 November 1373
|Queen consort of Navarre
Eleanor of Castile