Marie of Luxembourg, Queen of France

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Not to be confused with Marie de Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme.
Marie of Luxembourg
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Queen consort of France and Navarre
Reign 1322–1324
Spouse Charles IV of France
House House of Luxembourg
Father Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor
Mother Margaret of Brabant
Born 1304
Died 26 March 1324 (aged 19–20)
Burial Montargis
Religion Roman Catholicism

Marie of Luxembourg (1304 – 26 March 1324) was Queen of France and Navarre as second wife of Charles the Fair. She was the daughter of Emperor Henry VII and Margaret of Brabant, and a member of the House of Luxembourg.

Marie was betrothed in 1308 to Louis of Bavaria, son and heir to Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria. The engagement was agreed on soon after Marie's father Henry became King of the Romans; Rudolf had been a supporter of her father during the struggle for power. It ended due to the death of Louis around 1311. [1] During the same year, Marie's mother Queen Margaret died whilst travelling with Henry in Geno.

Marie was married in Paris to Charles IV of France following the annulment of his first marriage, to the adulterous Blanche of Burgundy, on 21 September 1322. Blanche had given birth to two children, Philip and Joan, but both of them died young and Charles needed a son and heir to carry on the House of Capet.

In 1323, Marie was consecrated Queen of France at Paris Sainte-Chapelle on 15 May 1323 and in the same year she became pregnant but she later miscarried. Whilst pregnant again in March 1324, Marie and Charles were travelling to Avignon to visit the pope when Marie fell out of the bottom of the coach. [2] As a result, she went into labour and her child, a boy (Louis), was born prematurely, and died several hours later; Queen Marie died on 26 March 1324 and was buried at Montargis in the Dominican church. Following her death Charles married Jeanne d'Évreux, but failed to father a son, so the direct House of Capet was succeeded its branch, the House of Valois.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Luxembourg, Medieval Lands
  2. ^ RHGF XXI, E floribus chronicorum auctore Bernardo Guidonis, p. 733.
French royalty
Preceded by
Blanche of Burgundy
Queen consort of France and Navarre
1322–1324
Succeeded by
Jeanne d'Évreux