Marie of Valois, Duchess of Bar
|Marie of Valois|
|Spouse(s)||Robert I, Duke of Bar|
|Noble family||House of Valois|
|Father||John II of France|
|Mother||Bonne of Bohemia|
18 September 1344|
|Died||15 October 1404(aged 60)|
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. Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie and expressed the hope it would aid in the political education of her children.
Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:
- Charles of Bar (d. 1392)
- Henry of Bar (d. October1397) in Treviso, Italy of the plague; married Marie de Coucy, Countess of Soissons granddaughter of King Edward III of England; she is also known as Marie of Bar.
- Philippe of Bar (d. September 25, 1396), killed at the Battle of Nicopolis
- Edward III of Bar (d. October 25, 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
- John of Bar (d. October 25, 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
- Louis, Duke of Bar (d. 1431). Bishop of Verdun and bishop of Chalon, later a Cardinal. He was childless and his designated heir and eventual successor was René I of Naples.
- Marie of Bar, married William II, Marquis of Namur in 1384
- Yolande of Bar, married John I of Aragon in 1384
- Bonne of Bar, married Waleran III of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny in 1393
- Joanna of Bar (d. January 15, 1402, married Theodore II, Marquess of Montferrat in 1393
- Yolande the Younger of Bar, named after older sister for uncertain reasons, married Adolf, Duke of Jülich-Berg
- Goldstone. The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc. p. 6.
- Goldstone. pp. 14–15. Missing or empty
- Goldstone, Nancy (2013). The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc. Phoenix Paperbacks, London.