Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre

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Joan of Valois
Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre1.jpg
Queen consort of Navarre
Tenure 1352-1373
Born (1343-06-24)24 June 1343
Died 3 November 1373(1373-11-03) (aged 30)
Burial Saint Denis Basilica
Spouse Charles II of Navarre
among others...
Charles III of Navarre
Joanna, Queen of England
House Valois
Father John II of France
Mother Bonne of Luxembourg
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joan of France, also known as Joan or Joanna of Valois (24 June 1343, Châteauneuf-sur-Loire – 3 November 1373, Évreux), was the daughter of John II of France (called The Good), and his first wife, Bonne of Luxembourg. She married Charles II of Navarre (called The Bad), and became Queen-consort of Navarre.


She was first betrothed to John of Brabant, son of John III, Duke of Brabant and his wife Marie d'Évreux. The marriage did not, however, take place.[1]

Joan instead was married on 12 February 1352 to Charles the Bad, at Chateau du Vivier, close to Fontenay-Trésigny in Brie, Coutevroult. He was the son of Philip III of Navarre and his wife, Joan II of Navarre. Joan and Charles were agnatic third cousins and cognatic second cousins.

Joan and Charles had seven children:

  1. Marie (1360, Puente la Reina – aft. 1400), married in Tudela on 20 January 1393 Alfonso d'Aragona, Duke of Gandia (d. 1412). Their marriage was childless.
  2. Charles III of Navarre (1361–1425), married Eleanor of Castile (d. 1416), by whom he had issue.
  3. Bonne (1364 – aft. 1389)
  4. Peter of Navarre, Count of Mortain (c. 31 March 1366, Évreux – 29 July 1412, Nevers)[2], married in Alençon on 21 April 1411 Catherine (1380–1462), daughter of Peter II of Alençon. Their marriage was childless.
  5. Philip (b. 1368), d. young
  6. Joanna of Navarre (1370–1437), first married John IV, Duke of Brittany by whom she had issue; and later Henry IV of England. Her second marriage was childless.
  7. Blanca (1372–1385, Olite)

Joan's daughter, Joanna of Navarre was the second wife of Henry IV of England.

Joan died in 1373, aged thirty, in Évreux. She was buried in the Royal Abbey of Saint Denis.



  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, CAPET
  2. ^ "Pierre de Navarre, comte de Mortain". Corpus (École nationale des chartes). Testaments enregistrés au Parlement de Paris sous le règne de Charles VI (in French). Sorbonne. Retrieved 2018-03-09. 
Joan of Valois, Queen of Navarre
Born: 24 June 1343 Died: 3 November 1373
Preceded by
Jeanne d'Évreux
Queen consort of Navarre
Succeeded by
Eleanor of Castile