Marie, Countess of Harcourt

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Marie, Countess of Harcourt
Tombeau d'Antoine de Vaudémont.jpg
Tomb of Marie of Harcourt and her husband Antoine de Vaudémont, in the church of the Cordeliers in Nancy
Spouse(s) Antoine of Lorraine
Noble family House of Harcourt
Father John VII of Harcourt
Mother Marie of Alençon
Born (1398-09-09)9 September 1398
Died 19 April 1476(1476-04-19) (aged 77)
Buried Nancy

Marie of Harcourt (9 September 1398 – 19 April 1476) was Countess of Aumale and Baroness of Elbeuf from 1452 to 1476. She was the eldest daughter of John VII of Harcourt, Count of Harcourt and Aumale and Baron of Elbeuf, and of Marie of Alençon.

On 12 August 1416 she married Antoine of Lorraine (1400–1458), Count of Vaudémont and sire of Joinville. They had:

Upon the death of her father in 1452, she attempted to claim the entire Harcourt inheritance, to the exclusion of her younger sister Jeanne of Harcourt. By 1454, Jeanne had established herself as Countess of Aumale, and Marie as Countess of Harcourt and Baroness of Elbeuf. These lands were to pass to her second son, John, but he predeceased her in 1473, so they went to her grandson Rene.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carroll, Stuart (1998). Noble Power During the French Wars of Religion. Cambridge University Press. pp. 17–19. ISBN 0-521-62404-5. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
Marie, Countess of Harcourt
Born: 9 September 1398 Died: 19 April 1476
French nobility
Preceded by
John VII
Countess of Harcourt
Baroness of Elbeuf
with Antoine 1452–1458
John VIII 1458–1473
René 1473–1476

1452–1476
Succeeded by
René