Bonne of Berry

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Bonne of Berry
Countess of Savoy
Countess of Armagnac
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Born1362 or 1365
Died30 December 1435 (aged 69–70)
Carlat
SpouseAmadeus VII, Count of Savoy
Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac
IssueAmadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy
Bonne of Savoy
Joan of Savoy
John IV, Count of Armagnac
Bonne, Duchess of Orléans
Barnard, Count of Pardiac
Anne, Countess of Dreux
Jeanne of Armagnac
Béatrix of Armagnac
HouseValois
FatherJohn, Duke of Berry
MotherJoanna of Armagnac

Bonne of Berry (1367 – 30 December 1435) was the daughter of John, Duke of Berry, and Joanna of Armagnac.[1] Through her father, she was a granddaughter of John II of France. Born at the château de Mehun-sur-Yèvre in the beginning of 1367,[2] she was named after her paternal grandmother, Bonne of Luxembourg. As niece of King Charles V of France, she played a key role in French diplomatic maneuvers intended to consolidate the alliances of the kingdom of France.

Countess consort of Savoy[edit]

She was first betrothed to Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy, on 7 May 1372 with a royal dowry of 100,000 francs provided by her uncle.[2] The marriage was celebrated on 18 January 1377 in the presence of the King, but Bonne did not move to Savoy to live with her husband until March 1381, when she was 14 years old.[2] They had the following children:

After Amadeus' death in 1391 from tetanus, a regency dispute over their son Amadeus VIII ensued after her husband passed over Bonne in favor of his mother Bonne of Bourbon. This conflict would only be resolved by an agreement, signed on 8 May 1393. Bonne subsequently returned to Berry to live with her mother.

Countess consort of Armagnac[edit]

Her second marriage was to Bernard VII of Armagnac. Their marriage contract is dated on 2 December 1393.[4] They had the following children:

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Samaran 1905, p. 246-247.
  2. ^ a b c Autrand, Françoise (2000-10-18). Jean de Berry (in French). Fayard. pp. Chapter 17. ISBN 978-2-213-64815-6.
  3. ^ Vaughan 2002, p. 53.
  4. ^ Schnerb 2005, p. 105.

Sources[edit]

  • Samaran, Charles (1905). "De quelques manuscrits ayant appartenu à Jean d'Armagnac" (PDF). Bibliothèque de l'École des Chartes Année. 66 (1).
  • Schnerb, Bertrand (2005). "Un Seigneur Auvergnat a la Cour de Bourgogne: Renaud II, Vicomte de Murat (1405-1420)". Annuaire-Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de France Nuaire-Bulletin de la Société de l'Histoire de France.
  • Vaughan, Richard (2002). Philip the Bold: The Formation of the Burgundian State. Boydell Press.
Preceded by Countess of Savoy
1383–1391
Succeeded by