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

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 and Mathilde van Brabant
Wife of Edmund "Crouchback", 1st Earl of Leicester and Lancaster and Enrique I el Gordo, rey de Navarra
Mother of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster; Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster; John, Lord of Beaufort; Mary Plantagenet; Thibaut (Teobaldo) Prince Of Navarre and 1 other
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

Blanche of Artois

Blanche d'Artois

Blanca de Artois


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

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Blanche de Navarre et d'Artois's Timeline

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