Marie of Valois, Duchess of Bar

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Marie of Valois
Spouse(s) Robert I, Duke of Bar
Noble family House of Valois
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 de Valois (September 18, 1344 – October 15, 1404) was the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia.

She was born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, younger sister of (among others) Charles V of France, Louis I of Naples, John, Duke of Berry, Philip II, Duke of Burgundy and Joan, Queen of Navarre, and older sister of Isabella, Countess of Vertus.


In 1364, Marie married Robert I, Duke of Bar. 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.[1] Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie and expressed the hope it would aid in the political education of her children.[2]


Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:


  1. ^ Goldstone. The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc. p. 6. 
  2. ^ Goldstone. pp. 14–15.  Missing or empty |title= (help)


  • Goldstone, Nancy (2013). The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc. Phoenix Paperbacks, London. 

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