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Marie of France, Duchess of Bar

French princess
The basics
Occupation Aristocrat
Country France
AKA Marie de France
Date of birth Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Date of death Oct 15, 1404
Mother: Bonne of Bohemia
Father: John II of France
Spouse: Robert I Duke of Bar
Brother(s): Charles V of France Philip the Bold John Duke of Berry Louis I Duke of Anjou
Children: Violant of Bar Edward III Duke of Bar Henry of Bar John of Bar Louis I Duke of Bar Marie of Bar Philip of Bar Yolande of Bar Bonne of Bar Jeanne of Bar
The details

Marie of France (18 September 1344 – 15 October 1404) was the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and 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
  • Pit Péporté, Constructing the Middle Ages: Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 77.

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