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Jeanne de Bourbon, Queen of France

Joanna of Bourbon
Queen Joanna's coronation
Queen consort of France
Reign 1364–1378
Spouse Charles V of France
Charles VI of France
Louis, Duke of Orléans
House House of Bourbon
House of Valois
Father Peter I, Duke of Bourbon
Mother Isabella of France
Born 3 February 1338
Vincennes, France
Died 6 February 1378 (aged 40)
Paris, France
Burial Basilique Saint-Denis
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joanna of Bourbon (3 February 1338 – 6 February 1378) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles V.[1]

Born in Vincennes, Joanna was a daughter of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, and Isabella of Valois,[2] a half-sister of Philip VI of France.

Her father, grandfather, and brother were all somewhat mentally unstable, and Joanna seems to have inherited this family ailment. She suffered a complete nervous breakdown after the birth of her seventh child. Her eldest surviving son, Charles VI, was famous for his insanity. She had nine children:

  1. Joanna (September 1357 – 21 October 1360, at Abbaye St Antoine Des Champs, France)
  2. John (1359–1364)
  3. Bonne (1360 – 7 December 1360, Paris, France)
  4. John, Dauphin of France (Vincennes, 7 June 1366 – 21 December 1366)
  5. Charles VI of France (3 December 1368 – 22 October 1422)
  6. Mary (Paris, 27 February 1370 – June 1377, Paris)
  7. Louis I, Duke of Orléans (13 March 1372 – 23 November 1407)
  8. Isabella (Paris, 24 July 1373 – 13 February 1377, Paris)
  9. Catherine (Paris, 4 February 1378 – November 1388, buried at Abbaye De Maubuisson, France), m. John of Berry, Count of Montpensier (son of John, Duke of Berry)

Death and burial

Joanna died in Paris while giving birth to her youngest child, Catherine. According to Froissart, while Joanna was heavily pregnant with Catherine she wished to have a bath but the doctors advised against it because they thought it to be too dangerous. Joanna ignored them and had a bath anyway. Soon after she went into labour and died giving birth. The king was very upset with the death of Joanna and never really was the same after her death. Her heart was buried in the convent of the Cordeliers and her entrails in the Church of the Celestines in Paris. The rest of her remains were then placed in the Basilique Saint-Denis.



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French royalty
Preceded by
Joanna I of Auvergne
Queen consort of France
Succeeded by
Isabeau of Bavaria

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