Joanna of Bourbon
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|Joanna of Bourbon|
|Queen consort of France|
|Coronation||1 June 1364, at 2 PM|
|Born||3 February 1338
|Died||6 February 1378 (aged 40)
|Spouse||Charles V of France|
|Issue||Charles VI of France
Louis, Duke of Orléans
|House||House of Bourbon|
|Father||Peter I, Duke of Bourbon|
|Mother||Isabella of Valois|
Marriage and Family
In 1350, she married the future Charles V of France. In 1364, she became the queen at the age of only 26. She and Charles had nine children:
- Joanna (September 1357 – 21 October 1360), interred at Saint-Antoine-des-Champs Abbey.
- Bonne (1358 – 7 December 1360, Paris, France), interred beside her older sister.
- Joanna (Vincennes, 6 June 1366 – 21 December 1366), interred at Saint Denis Basilica.
- Charles VI (3 December 1368 – 22 October 1422), King of France.
- Marie (Paris, 27 February 1370 – June 1377, Paris).
- Louis (13 March 1372 – 23 November 1407), Duke of Orléans.
- Isabella (Paris, 24 July 1373 – 13 February 1377, Paris).
- John (1374/76 – died young).
- Catherine (Paris, 4 February 1378 – November 1388, buried at Abbaye De Maubuisson, France), m. John of Berry, Count of Montpensier (son of John, Duke of Berry).
In 1360, her two oldest daughters died within months of each other, while a third daughter lived only a few months in 1366. Two further daughters also died within 5 months of each other in 1377. Her last daughter also died in childhood. From all her nine children, only two survive infancy.
Death and burial
Joanna died in Paris two days after the birth of her youngest child, Catherine. Froissart recorded that Joanna took a bath against her physicians' advice. Soon after, she went into labour and died two days after giving birth. The king was very upset. Her heart was buried in the convent of the Cordeliers Convent and her entrails in the royal necropolis of the Couvent des Célestins in Paris. The rest of her remains were then placed in the Basilique Saint-Denis.
|Ancestors of Joanna of Bourbon|
- Cox, Eugene L. (1967). The Green Count of Savoy. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press. LCCN 67-11030.
- Cox 1967, p. 57.
- His existence is disputed.
- J. A. Buchon, Collection des Chroniques nationales françaises écrites en langue vulgaire du treizième au seizième siècle, Chroniques de Froissart, Tome VII, Verdière, Libraire, Paris, 1824, p. 61
Joanna I of Auvergne
|Queen consort of France
Isabeau of Bavaria