Marie of Évreux

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Marie d'Évreux
Spouse(s) John III, Duke of Brabant
Noble family House of Capet
Father Louis d'Évreux
Mother Margaret of Artois
Born 1303
Died 31 October 1335(1335-10-31)

Marie d'Évreux (1303 – October 31, 1335) was the eldest child of Louis d'Évreux and his wife Margaret of Artois. She was a member of the House of Capet.

She was Duchess of Brabant by her marriage to John III, Duke of Brabant. Her paternal grandmother being Marie of Brabant, she was a great-granddaughter of Henry III, Duke of Brabant and so, her husband's second cousin.

Marie was the eldest of five children born to her parents. Marie's younger siblings included: Charles d'Évreux; Lord of Étampes, Philip III of Navarre; husband of Joan II of Navarre, and Jeanne d'Évreux; Queen of France by her marriage to Charles IV of France.

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In 1311, Marie married John III, Duke of Brabant as his father's gesture of rapprochement with France. They had six children:

Marie's daughter Joanna was the first woman to be Duchess of Brabant in her own right.

Marie died October 31, 1335, aged thirty-one or thirty-two.[1][2]

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