Bonne of Artois

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Bonne of Artois
Portrait of Bonne of Artois.jpg
Duchess consort of Burgundy
Tenure 1424–1425
Born 1396
Died 17 September 1425 (28–29)
Spouse Philip II, Count of Nevers
Philip III, Duke of Burgundy
Issue Charles I, Count of Nevers
John II, Count of Nevers
House Artois
Father Philip of Artois, Count of Eu
Mother Marie, Duchess of Auvergne

Bonne of Artois (1396 – 17 September 1425, Dijon) was the daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, and Marie, Duchess of Auvergne.


She married first at Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, to Philip II, Count of Nevers.[1] He was son of Philip the Bold and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders. The couple had two sons:

Philip was killed at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, against the English king Henry V, who won the battle against Charles d'Albret and Charles VI of France.

Their eldest son Charles succeeded as Count of Nevers. However, due to the child's minority, Bonne acted as regent from 1415 until 1424.[2] She succeeded her aunt Jeanne d'Artois as Mademoiselle de Dreux and as Dame de Houdain.

After Philip's death, Bonne married his nephew Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, on 30 November 1424 at Moulins-les-Engelbert.[3] His first marriage to Michelle of Valois had produced no surviving issue and she had died young, so Philip married Bonne.

Bonne is sometimes confused with Philip's biological aunt, also named Bonne (sister of John the Fearless, lived 1379–1399), in part due to the Papal Dispensation required for the marriage which made no distinction between a marital aunt and a biological aunt.

The marriage of Bonne and Philip lasted little over a year and produced no surviving children.[3] Bonne died on 15 September 1425 in Dijon.[3]


  1. ^ a b Jules Michelet, Louis XI Et Charles Le Téméraire, ed. E. Renault, (Clarendon Press, 1907), 104.
  2. ^ Anne Curry, The Battle of Agincourt: Sources and Interpretations, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 344.
  3. ^ a b c Richard Vaughan, Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, (The Boydell Press, 2010), 8.


Bonne's ancestors in three generations

Robert III of Artois
John of Artois, Count of Eu
Joan of Valois
Philip of Artois, Count of Eu
John of Melun
Isabeau of Melun
Isabella of Melun
Bonne of Artois
John II of France
John, Duke of Berry
Bonne of Bohemia
Marie, Duchess of Auvergne
John I of Armagnac
Joanna of Armagnac
Beatrice of Clermont

Bonne of Artois
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1396 Died: 17 September 1425
Preceded by
Michelle of Valois
Duchess consort of Burgundy
30 November 1424 – 17 September 1425
Succeeded by
Isabella of Portugal