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Blanche (Queen of Navarre, Countess of Champagne) d'Artois, Reina de Navarra

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Arras, Hautes-Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees, France
Death: Died in Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Place of Burial: Minoresses Conve, Aldgate, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert I, comte d'Artois; Robert I d'Artois; Mathilde van Brabant and Mathilde de Brabant
Wife of Edmund "Crouchback", 1st Earl of Leicester and Lancaster; Enrique I el Gordo, rey de Navarra and Edmund of Lancaster
Mother of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster; Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster; John Plantagenet, Lord of Beaufort; Mary Plantagenet; Thibaut (Teobaldo) Prince Of Navarre and 2 others
Sister of Robert II 'le Bon', comte d'Artois
Half sister of Guy III de Châtillon, comte de Saint Pol; Beatrice (Beatrix) de Châtillon; Hugues II de Châtillon-Blois; Jeanne de Châtillon; Jacques I Comte de Châtillon-Leuze and 1 other

Occupation: , Queen Dowager of Navarre
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About Blanche de Navarre et d'Artois

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Blanca de Artois http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanca_de_Artois

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Blanche of Artois (1248 – 2 May 1302) was the queen regent of Navarre from 1274 to 1284, and later became Countess of Lancaster by marrying into the English royal family. She was the daughter of Count Robert I of Artois and Matilda of Brabant. From 1274 to 1284 she ruled Navarre and the counties of Brie, Champagne, Troyes et Meaux for her daughter, Joan I of Navarre (ruled 1274 to 1305).

Her paternal grandparents were Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen, daughter of Philip of Swabia.

Blanche married Henry I of Navarre (ruled 1270-1274) who died in 1274. They had two children:

  1. Theobald (d. 1270), fell from a battlement at the castle of Estella
  2. Joan I of Navarre (14 January 1271 – 4 April 1305), who became Queen regnant of Navarre and Queen consort of France

After Henry's death, Blanche married Edmund Crouchback (1245-1296), in 1276, an English prince who was a younger son of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Edmund was also a widower, his young wife having died the same year as Blanche's husband.

Edmund and Blanche had four children:

  1. Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster (c. 1278 - 22 March 1322)
  2. Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281 - 1345)
  3. John Plantagenet, Lord of Beaufort (c. 1282 - 1327)
  4. Mary Plantagenet (c. 1284 - c. 1289)

-------------------- Queen Dowager of Navarre -------------------- Blanche d'Artois, Reina de Navarra

Place of Burial:

Minoresses Conve, Aldgate, Middlesex, England

Birth:

1248 

Arras, Hautes-Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees, France

Death:

May 2, 1302 (54) 

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

Immediate Family:

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Daughter of Robert I, comte d'Artois and Mathilda van Brabant

Wife of Edmund Plantagenet, 1st Earl of Lancaster and Henry I of Navarre
Mother of Sir Nicholas de Leycester; Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster; Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster; John Beaufort, Lord; Mary Plantagenet and 4 others
Sister of Robert II, comte d'Artois
Half sister of Guy III de Châtillon, comte de Saint-Pol; Beatrix / Beatrice de Châtillon; Hugues II Châtillon-Blois; Jeanne Châtillon; Jacques I de Châtillon-Leuze and 1 other

wiki \/ Blanche of Artois (1248 – 2 May 1302) was the queen consort of Navarre; after her husband Henry I of Navarre's death, she served as regent from 1274 to 1284 on behalf of her daughter, Joan I. Besides Navarre, she ruled the counties of Brie, Champagne, Troyes et Meaux.


In 1276, she became Countess of Lancaster by marrying into the English royal family.


She was the daughter of Count Robert I of Artois and Matilda of Brabant.


Contents

 [hide]  1 Family
2 First marriage
3 Second marriage
4 Ancestry

[edit] Family


Blanche's paternal grandparents were Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile, and her maternal grandparents were Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen, daughter of Philip of Swabia.


[edit] First marriage


Blanche married Henry I of Navarre (ruled 1270–1274) who died in 1274. This marriage was politically advantageous for Navarre, Blanche having been the niece of King Louis IX of France. Together they had two children:

Theobald - d. 1270 fell from a battlement at the castle of Estella
Joan I of Navarre, who became Queen regnant of Navarre and Queen consort of France

[edit] Second marriage


After Henry's death, Blanche married Edmund Crouchback (1245–1296), in 1276, an English prince who was a younger son of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Edmund was also a widower, his young wife having died the same year as Blanche's husband.


Edmund and Blanche had four children:

Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster (1278 – 22 Mar 1322)
Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (1281 – 22 September 1345)
John, Lord of Beaufort (c. 1282–1327)
Mary (c. 1284 – c. 1289)

Henry's eldest daughter, Blanche, would be named after her.

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Blanche de Navarre et d'Artois's Timeline

1248
1248
Arras, Hautes-Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees, France
1269
1269
Age 21
1270
1270
Age 22
Pampeluna, Navarra, Spain
1273
January 14, 1273
Age 25
Bar-sur-Seine, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1276
February 3, 1276
Age 28
Paris, Seine, France
1278
1278
Age 30
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
1281
1281
Age 33
Grosmont Castle, Monmouthshire, Wales
1286
May 14, 1286
Age 38
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
1288
1288
Age 40
Grismond Castle, Monmouthshire, England
1302
May 2, 1302
Age 54
Paris, Ile-de-France, France