Marie of France, Duchess of Bar
|Marie of Valois|
18 September 1344|
|Died||15 October 1404(aged 60)|
|Spouse||Robert I, Duke of Bar|
|Henry of Bar
Edward III of Bar
John of Bar
Louis, Duke of Bar
Yolande, Queen of Aragon
|Father||John II of France|
|Mother||Bonne of Bohemia|
Marriage and issue
In 1364, Marie married Robert I, Duke of Bar. Marie had an extensive library and obtained works about a variety of topics. She read romances and poetry, but also works about history and theology. Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie.
Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:
- Charles of Bar (d. 1392)
- Henry of Bar (d. October 1397) in Treviso, Italy, of the plague; married Marie de Coucy, Countess of Soissons
- Philip of Bar (d. 25 September 1396), killed at the Battle of Nicopolis
- Edward III of Bar (d. 25 October 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
- John of Bar (d. 25 October 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
- Louis, Duke of Bar (d. 1431). Bishop of Verdun and bishop of Chalon, later a Cardinal. He was childless and his designated heir and eventual successor was René I of Naples.
- Marie of Bar, married William II, Marquis of Namur in 1384
- Yolande of Bar, married John I of Aragon in 1384
- Bonne of Bar, married Waleran III of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny in 1393
- Joanna of Bar (d. 15 January 1402, married Theodore II, Marquess of Montferrat in 1393
- Yolande the Younger of Bar, named after older sister for uncertain reasons, married Adolf, Duke of Jülich-Berg
- Jean d'Arras, Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan, transl. Donald Maddox, (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012), 234.
- Pit Péporté, Constructing the Middle Ages: Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 77.