Mary of Baux-Orange

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Mary of Baux-Orange
Princess of Orange, suo jure
Spouse(s) John III of Chalon-Arlay
Issue
Noble family House of Baux (by birth)
House of Châlon-Arlay
(by marriage)
Father Raymond V of Baux
Mother Joan of Geneva
Died 1417
Orange

Mary of Baux-Orange (died 1417) was suo jure Princess of Orange. She was the last holder of this title from the House of Baux.

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Marie was the only child and therefore the sole heiress of Raymond V of Baux and his wife, Joan of Geneva.

On 11 April 1396, she married John III, the son of Louis I, Lord of Châlon-Arlay and Margaret of Vienne. They had one son:

  • Louis II, nicknamed Louis the Good (1390-1463)

Mary died in 1417 in Orange and was buried in l'église des Cordeliers at Lons-le-Saunier.[1] Her husband died in 1418. Louis II inherited Châlon-Arlay from his father and Baux-Orange, including the Principality of Orange, from his mother. He claimed to have also inherited the County of Geneva via his grandmother, but lost a lengthy legal battle over this claim against the House of Savoy.

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