Cte Jean II DE HAINAUT et de Holand
Ctse Philippine DE LUXEMBOURG
(Abt 1252-1311)
Charles CAPET, Comte de Valois et d' Alençon
Ctsse Marguerite D' ANJOU et du Maine
Cte Guillaume III "le Bon" DE HAINAUT
(Abt 1286-1337)
Jeanne CAPET, Comtesse de Valois
(Abt 1294-1352)
Philippa DE HAINAUT, Queen of England


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Edward III PLANTAGENET, King of England

Philippa DE HAINAUT, Queen of England

  • Born: 24 Jun 1311, Valenciennes, Hainaut, Belgium
  • Married: 24 Jan 1327/8, York Minster, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 14 Aug 1369, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England
  • Buried: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England 1

  Also called Philippa D' AVESNES

  Research Notes:

The question of Philippa´s birth date has been studied by Bert M. Kamp who concluded that she was born "about 1314"... The History of Henricus Dapifer de Diessenhoven records that "dominus Ludewicus et rex Anglie et marchio Iuliacensis" had married "tres…sorores…fillies comitis Hannonie sive Hollandie". Froissart records the marriage in "1327" [presumably O.S.] of "li jones rois Edouwars" and "Phelippe de Hainnau" in "l´eglise cathedral, que on dist de Saint Guillaume", adding that the king was 17 years old and "la joine roine sus le point de quatorze ans". Assuming that the last passage should be interpreted as meaning that Philippa was nearly, but not yet, 14 years old, it would place her birth in late January or early February 1314. However, the text may not be totally reliable as King Edward would only have been 16 years old at the time of the marriage if his birth is correctly stated as 13 Nov 1312... The papal dispensation for the marriage between “Edvardo regi Angliæ” and “Philippæ natæ...Guillielmi comitis Hanoniæ” is dated 30 Aug 1327.

The Chronicon Angliæ records the death “in dia Assumptionis Beatæ Mariæ” of “domina Philippa regina Angliæ” and her burial “apud Westmonasterium”, dated to 1369 from the context. 2

  Marriage Information:

Philippa married Edward III PLANTAGENET, King of England, son of Edward II PLANTAGENET, King of England, and Isabella DE CAPET de France, on 24 Jan 1327/8 in York Minster, Yorkshire, England. (Edward PLANTAGENET was born on 13 Nov 1312 in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire, England and died on 21 Jun 1377 in Shene Palace, Surrey, England.)


1 FindAGrave: Philippa d'Avesnes of Hainault.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Philippa de Hainaut.

3 Brian Tompsett, University of Hull, B.X.Tompsett at dcs.hull.ac.uk, Index to royal Genealogical Data.

4 Testamenta Vetusta, vol. I, pp. 10-12.

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