Marie of Orléans, Viscountess of Narbonne

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Marie of Orléans
Countess of Étampes
Viscountess of Narbonne
Born19 December/September 1457
SpouseJohn of Foix
IssueGermaine, Queen of Aragon
Gaston of Foix, Duke of Nemours
FatherCharles, Duke of Orléans
MotherMarie of Cleves

Marie of Orléans (19 December/September 1457 – 1493) was the elder sister of King Louis XII of France. Due to her marriage to John of Foix,[1] she was Countess of Étampes and Viscountess of Narbonne.

Marie was the eldest daughter of Charles, Duke of Orléans, and his third wife Marie of Cleves. After a previous betrothal to Peter II, Duke of Bourbon,[2] she married John of Foix on 8 September 1476.[3]


She had two children by John of Foix:


  1. ^ André Thevet, Portraits from the French Renaissance and the Wars of Religion, transl. Edward Benson, ed. Roger Schlesinger, (Truman State University Press, 2010), 3.
  2. ^ Frederic J. Baumgartner, Louis XII, (St. Martin's Press, 1996), 8.
  3. ^ Elena Woodacre, The Queens Regnant of Navarre: Succession, Politics, and Partnership, 1274-1512, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 122.
  4. ^ a b Frederic J. Baumgartner, Louis XII, 146.