Marie of France, Duchess of Bar

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This article is about the daughter of John II of France. For the daughter of Charles of Valois, see Marie of Valois, Duchess of Calabria. For other people named Marie of Valois, see Marie of Valois (disambiguation).
Marie of Valois
Spouse Robert I, Duke of Bar
Father John II of France
Mother Bonne of Bohemia
Born (1344-09-18)18 September 1344
Died 15 October 1404(1404-10-15) (aged 60)

Marie of France (18 September 1344 – 15 October 1404) was the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia.[1]

In 1364, Marie married Robert I, Duke of Bar.[1] Marie had an extensive library and obtained works about a variety of topics. She read romances and poetry, but also works about history and theology. Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie.[2]

Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:


  1. ^ a b Jean d'Arras, Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan, transl. Donald Maddox, (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012), 234.
  2. ^ Pit Péporté, Constructing the Middle Ages: Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 77.

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