Marie of Burgundy, Duchess of Cleves

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Marie of Burgundy
Duchess of Cleves; Countess of Mark
Born 1393
Dijon, France
Died 30 October 1466 (aged 72–73)
Monterberg, Kalkar, Germany
Spouse Adolph I, Duke of Cleves
Issue Margaret, Duchess of Bavaria, Countess of Württemberg
Catherine, Duchess of Guelders
John I, Duke of Cleves
Elisabeth of Cleves
Agnes, Queen of Navarre
Helen, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Adolph of Cleves, Lord of Ravenstein
Marie, Duchess of Orléans
House Valois-Burgundy
Father John the Fearless
Mother Margaret of Bavaria

Marie of Burgundy, Duchess of Cleves (1393 – 30 October 1466) was the second child of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria,[1] and an elder sister of Philip the Good.[2] Born in Dijon, she became the second wife of Adolph, Count of Mark in May 1406.[3] He was made the 1st Duke of Cleves in 1417. They were the grandparents of King Louis XII of France and the great-grandparents of John III, Duke of Cleves, father of Anne of Cleves, who was fourth Queen consort of Henry VIII of England. By their daughter, Catherine, they were ancestors of Mary, Queen of Scots.

The Duke and Duchess of Cleves lived at Wijnendale Castle in West Flanders. She died in Cleves in present-day Monterberg, Kalkar.


Duchy of Burgundy-
House of Valois, Burgundian Branch
Arms of Philip II of Burgundy and the Count of Touraine.svg
John the Good
Charles V of France
Louis I of Anjou
John, Duke of Berry
Philip the Bold
Philip the Bold
John the Fearless
Margaret of Burgundy, Duchess of Bavaria
Catherine of Burgundy
Anthony, Duke of Brabant
Mary, Duchess of Savoy
Philip, Count of Nevers
John the Fearless
Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Cleves
Margaret, Countess of Richemont
Philip the Good
Anne of Burgundy
Agnes of Burgundy
Philip the Good
Charles the Bold
Anthony the Bastard
Charles the Bold
Mary of Burgundy
Mary of Burgundy


Marie's ancestors in three generations
Marie of Burgundy, Duchess of Cleves Father:
John the Fearless
Paternal Grandfather:
Philip the Bold
Paternal Great-grandfather:
John II of France
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Bonne of Bohemia
Paternal Grandmother:
Margaret III, Countess of Flanders
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Louis II of Flanders
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Margaret of Brabant
Margaret of Bavaria
Maternal Grandfather:
Albert I, Duke of Bavaria
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Margaret, Countess of Hainaut
Maternal Grandmother:
Margaret of Brieg
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Ludwik I the Fair
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Agnes of Glogau

See also[edit]

  • Early Netherlandish painting: its origins and character, Volume 2, Erwin Panofsky, 1971


  1. ^ Janet Backhouse (1997). The illuminated page: ten centuries of manuscript painting in the British Library. p. 166. 
  2. ^ Aline S. Taylor (2002). Isabel of Burgundy. p. 64. 
  3. ^ "Genealogics".