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
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
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.

Life[edit]

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]

Issue[edit]

Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:

Notes[edit]

  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)

Bibliography[edit]

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

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