Jeanne DE NAVARRE, Queen of France
- Born: 14 Jan 1273, Bar-sur-Seine, Aube, Champagne, France
- Married: 16 Aug 1284, Notre Dame, Paris, France
- Died: 2 Apr 1305, Château de Vincennes, France
Also known as Jeanne DE CHAMPAGNE and Infanta doña Juana DE NAVARRA.
She succeeded her father 1274 as JEANNE Ctss de Champagne et de Brie, JUANA Queen of Navarre, Ctss de Bigorre.
The Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1284 "festo Assumptionis beatæ virginis matris Domini...crastino...apud Parisius" of "Philippus regis Franciæ Philippi filius major natu" and "Johannam filiam defuncti regis Navarræ comitisque Campaniæ Henrici". The contract between "Philippus…Francorum Rex" and "Blancham Reginam Navarræ, Campaniæ, Briæque Comitissam Palatinam", dated May 1275, provides for the marriage between "filiam suam Joannam heredem unicam" and "unum ex duobus primogenitis nostris". After her marriage, she continued to govern Champagne personally, her husband governing Navarre.
The necrology of Sainte-Chapelle records the death "II Kal Apr" of "domine Johanne quondam regine Francie et Navarre". The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the death in Apr 1305 "apud nemus Vincennarum" of "Johanna regina Franciæ et Navarræ, Britanniæ et Campaniæ comitissa" and her burial "in ecclesia fratrum Minorum". The necrology of Sainte-Chapelle records the death "II Kal Apr" of "domine Johanne quondam regine Francie et Navarre".1
Joan I, byname Joan of Navarre, French Jeanne de Navarre... queen consort of Philip IV (the Fair) of France (from 1285) and queen of Navarre (as Joan I, from 1274), mother of three French kings—Louis X, Philip V, and Charles IV.
Joan was the sole daughter and heir of Henry I, king of Navarre, her brother Theobald (Thibaut) having died at an early age. She married (Aug. 16, 1284) the future Philip IV, thus bringing to the French crown her rights to Navarre and the countships of Champagne and Brie. On her death in childbirth in 1305 these rights were transmitted to her son, the future Louis X. Joan was a woman of great intelligence and vivacity, a lover of arts and letters who founded the famous college of Navarre.
Jeanne married Philippe IV "le Bel" CAPET, King of France, son of Philippe III "le Hardi" CAPET, King of France, and Isabelle of Aragón, on 16 Aug 1284 in Notre Dame, Paris, France. (Philippe IV CAPET was born in 1268 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France and died on 29 Nov 1314 in Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France.)