Joan of Burgundy

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Joan of Burgundy visits the translator Jean de Vignay . Miniature from the 14th century
A document from King Philip VI. for his wife Joan of Burgundy, December 1347. Paris, Archives nationales, J 357 B, no. 15

Joan of Burgundy (French Jeanne de Bourgogne ; * around 1293; † September 12, 1348 or December 12, 1349 in Paris ), known as Jeanne la Boiteuse ("Johanna the Lame") was Philip VI's first wife . Queen of France from 1328 to 1348 . She was the daughter of the Burgundian Duke Robert II and his wife Agnes of France (around 1260-1327 or 1325), a daughter of Louis IX.

Johanna was married in Fontainebleau in July 1313 to Philip of Valois (* 1293, † 1350), Lord of Courtenay , 1314 Count of Anjou and Maine , son of Charles I of Valois and nephew of the reigning King Philip IV the Fair .

Her sister Margaret of Burgundy , who married the eldest son of Philip the Fair, Crown Prince Ludwig and later King Louis X, in 1305 , was accused of adultery in the course of the Tour de Nesle scandal in 1314 . The two other daughters-in-law of the king, Johanna - wife of the later King Philip V - and Blanka of Burgundy , from the family of the Count Palatine of Burgundy and wife of the future King Charles IV , were also involved in these events . All three were arrested, but only Margarete and Blanka convicted and imprisoned in the castle of Château-Gaillard . Margarete was strangled there the following year and Blanka was held until after her divorce in 1322.

These processes contributed significantly to the fact that the Capetian dynasty died out in the direct male line. Philip of Valois, Joan's husband, succeeded the throne as his closest relative after the death of the childless Charles IV in 1328. Johanna was crowned with him on May 29, 1328 in Reims Cathedral.

Joan of Burgundy probably died of the plague and was buried in the Abbey of Saint-Denis , the burial place of the French royal family.


Johanna and Philipp had nine children:

Web links

Commons : Johanna von Burgund  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Detlev Schwennicke : European family tables , Volume II; Gerd hits: The French queens , Regensburg, 1996, ISBN 3-7917-1530-5 ; Jean Favier : Dictionnaire de la France médiévale , Paris, 1993, Fayard, ISBN 2-213-03139-8
  2. Lexicon of the Middle Ages ; Joachim Ehlers, Heribert Müller, Bernd Schneidmüller: The French kings of the Middle Ages 888–1498. Beck, Munich 2006, p. 240 ( limited preview in the Google book search; information: December 1349)
  3. Burgundy Duchy, dukes (English)
predecessor Office Successor
Johanna von Evreux Queen of France
1328–1348 / 49
Blanche of Navarre