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Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon

French princess
The basics
Date of birth
Date of death Jul 26, 1383 Paris
Brother(s): Charles II Count of Alençon Philip VI of France
Sister(s): Margaret of Valois Countess of Blois Blanche of Valois Catherine of Valois Joan of Valois Countess of Beaumont Marie of Valois Duchess of Calabria Isabelle of Valois Duchess of Brittany Joan of Valois Countess of Hainaut
Mother: Mahaut of Châtillon
Spouse: Peter I Duke of Bourbon
Children: Bonne of Bourbon Blanche of Bourbon Louis II Duke of Bourbon Joanna of Bourbon Margaret of Bourbon Lady of Albret
Father: Charles of Valois
The details

Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon or Isabella of France (1313 – 26 July 1383), was a Petit Fille of France, and a daughter of Charles of Valois by his third wife Mahaut of Châtillon. She was the wife of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon.

Marriage and issue

On 25 January 1336 Isabella married Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, son of Louis I, Duke of Bourbon and Mary of Avesnes. Peter and Isabella had only one son, Louis and seven daughters. Her husband died at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, and Isabella never remarried. After her husband's death Isabella's son Louis became the Duke of Bourbon. In the same year 1356, Isabella arranged for her daughter Joanna to marry Charles V of France; as he was at the time the Dauphin of France, Joanna duly became Dauphine.

  1. Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, 1337-1410, became Duke of Bourbon in 1356 married Anne of Auvergne had issue.
  2. Joanna of Bourbon, 1338-1378, married King Charles V of France, had issue.
  3. Blanche of Bourbon, 1339-1361, married King Peter of Castile, she was murdered by him in 1361 and had no issue.
  4. Bonne of Bourbon, 1341-1402, married Amadeus VI of Savoy, by whom she had issue.
  5. Catherine of Bourbon, 1342-1427, married John VI of Harcourt
  6. Margaret of Bourbon, 1344-1416, married Arnaud Amanieu, Lord of Albret, by whom she had issue.
  7. Isabelle of Bourbon, 1345-1345, died young
  8. Marie of Bourbon, 1347-1401, prioress of Poissy
Isabella in her later years

She died on 26 July 1383 at the age of seventy. She was buried in Eglise des Frères Mineurs in Paris.


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