Joan III, Countess of Burgundy
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Joan III, Countess of Burgundy
Coat of arms of the Free County of Burgundy.

Joan III of Burgundy (1/2 May 1308 - 10/15 August 1347), also known as Joan of France was a reigning Countess of Burgundy and Artois in 1330-1349, She was also Duchess of Burgundy by marriage to Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy. She was the eldest daughter of King Philip V of France and Countess Joan II of Burgundy.

Biography

She was married in 1318 to Odo IV, Duke of Burgundy, as part of a settlement between the two men regarding the French succession (Odo had previously supported the right of his niece - and Joan's cousin - Queen Joan II of Navarre, to inherit the French throne as well); Joan thus became Duchess of Burgundy.

In 1330, she became Countess of Burgundy and Artois in her own right, following the death of her mother.

Joan bore six children. With the exception of Philip, all were stillborn or died in infancy. Philip predeceased her; her titles therefore passed to her grandson, Philip I of Burgundy upon her death in 1347.

Ancestors

References

  1. ^ a b c d Anselme 1726, pp. 89-90.
  2. ^ a b Anselme 1726, p. 94.
  3. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 87-88.
  4. ^ a b Allemand-Gay, Marie-Thérèse (1988). Le pouvoir des comtes de Bourgogne au XIIIe siècle [The Power of the Counts of Burgundy in the 13th Century] (in French). Presses Univ. Franche-Comté. p. 16. ISBN 9782251603681. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ a b Anselme 1726, pp. 382-383.
Preceded by
Joan II
Countess of Burgundy and Artois
1330-1347
Succeeded by
Philip I


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