Joanna of Bourbon

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Joanna of Bourbon
Joanna of Bourbon.jpg
Queen Joanna's coronation
Queen consort of France
Reign 1364–1378
Spouse Charles V of France
Issue Charles VI of France
Louis, Duke of Orléans
Catherine
House House of Bourbon
Father Peter I, Duke of Bourbon
Mother Isabella of France
Born 3 February 1338
Vincennes, France
Died 6 February 1378 (aged 40)
Paris, France
Burial Basilique Saint-Denis
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joanna of Bourbon (3 February 1338 – 6 February 1378) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles V.[1]

Born in the Château de Vincennes, Joanna was a daughter of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, and Isabella of Valois,[2] a half-sister of Philip VI of France.

She had nine children:

  1. Joanna (September 1357 – 21 October 1360, at Abbaye St Antoine des Champs, France)
  2. John (1359–1364)
  3. Bonne (1360 – 7 December 1360, Paris, France)
  4. John, Dauphin of France (Vincennes, 7 June 1366 – 21 December 1366)
  5. Charles VI of France (3 December 1368 – 22 October 1422)
  6. Mary (Paris, 27 February 1370 – June 1377, Paris)
  7. Louis I, Duke of Orléans (13 March 1372 – 23 November 1407)
  8. Isabella (Paris, 24 July 1373 – 13 February 1377, Paris)
  9. Catherine (Paris, 4 February 1378 – November 1388, buried at Abbaye de Maubuisson, France), m. John of Berry, Count of Montpensier (son of John, Duke of Berry)

Death and burial[edit]

Joanna died in Paris two days after the birth of her youngest child, Catherine. According to Froissart,[3] while Joanna was heavily pregnant with Catherine she wished to have a bath but the doctors advised against it because they thought it to be too dangerous. Joanna ignored them. Soon after, she went into labour and died two days after giving birth. The king was very upset with the death of Joanna. Her heart was buried in the convent of the Cordeliers Convent and her entrails in the royal necropolis of the Couvent des Célestins in Paris. The rest of her remains were then placed in the Basilique Saint-Denis.

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charles V the Wise - Joanna of Bourbon". www.familycentral.net. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jeanne (Joanna) de Bourbon, Queen consort of France". www.red1st.com. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  3. ^ J. A. Buchon, Collection des Chroniques nationales françaises écrites en langue vulgaire du treizième au seizième siècle, Chroniques de Froissart, Tome VII, Verdière, Libraire, Paris, 1824, p. 61
French royalty
Preceded by
Joanna I of Auvergne
Queen consort of France
1364–1378
Succeeded by
Isabeau of Bavaria