Joan III, Countess of Burgundy

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Joan III
Joan III of Burgundy.jpg
Countess of Burgundy and Artois
Reign 1330–1349
Predecessor Joan II
Successor Philip I
Duchess consort of Burgundy
Tenure 1318–1349
Predecessor Agnes of France
Successor Margaret of Flanders
Spouse Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy
Issue Philip of Burgundy, Count of Auvergne
House Capet
Father Philip V of France
Mother Joan II, Countess of Burgundy
French Monarchy
Direct Capetians
Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg
Hugh Capet
Robert II
Henry I
Philip I
Louis VI
Louis VII
Philip II
Louis VIII
Louis IX
Philip III
Philip IV
Louis X
John I
Philip V
Charles IV
Coat of arms of the Free County of Burgundy.

Joan III of Burgundy (1/2 May 1308 – 10/15 August 1349), also known as Joan of France was a reigning Countess of Burgundy and Artois, and a Duchess consort of Burgundy. She was the eldest daughter of King Philip V of France and Joan II of Burgundy.

Biography[edit]

She was married in 1318 to Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, as part of a settlement between the two men regarding the French succession (Odo had previously supported the right of his niece - and Joan's cousin - Joan to inherit the French throne); Joan thus became Duchess-consort of Burgundy. She became Countess of Burgundy and Artois in her own right in 1330, following the death of her mother.

Joan bore six children. With the exception of Philip, all were stillborn or died in infancy. Philip predeceased her; her titles therefore passed to her grandson, Philip I of Burgundy upon her death in 1349.

Ancestors[edit]

Preceded by
Joan II
Countess of Burgundy and Countess of Artois
1330–1349
Succeeded by
Philip I
Preceded by
Agnes of France
Duchess consort of Burgundy
1318–1349
Succeeded by
Margaret of Flanders