Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany

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About Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany

  • Isabella Stewart, Princess of Scotland
  • By Marriage Duchess Consort of Brittany

biography

Isabella was born between 1425 and 1427, the daughter of James I, king of Scots, and Joan Beaufort. It was said she was more beautiful than her elder sister Margaret, and Jean VI, duc de Bretagne, proposed to marry her to his son François I; thus he sent ambassadors to Scotland to take a description of her. They reported that she was handsome, upright and graceful, but that she also seemed simple. The Duke's reply was: 'My friends, return to Scotland and bring her here, she is all I desire, and I will have no other; your clever women do more harm than good'.

Isabella became the second wife of François I, duc de Bretagne, at the Château d'Auray on 30 October 1442, after which the whole court went to Rennes for eight days of festivities. She and François had two daughters, Marguerite and Marie, who would both have progeny.

Upon the death of her sister Margaret, married to the future King Louis XI, Isabella penned an illuminated prayer book of hours, _Livre d'Isabeau d'Escosse,_ which is preserved to this day.

Upon her husband's death in 1450, there was talk of marriage between Isabella and the prince of Navarre, but this fell through due to the disapproval of Charles VII of France. Isabella died in 1494.BIOGRAPHY Isabella was born between 1425 and 1427, the daughter of James I, king of Scots, and Joan Beaufort. It was said she was more beautiful than her elder sister Margaret, and Jean VI, duc de Bretagne, proposed to marry her to his son François I; thus he sent ambassadors to Scotland to take a description of her. They reported that she was handsome, upright and graceful, but that she also seemed simple. The Duke's reply was: 'My friends, return to Scotland and bring her here, she is all I desire, and I will have no other; your clever women do more harm than good'.

Isabella became the second wife of François I, duc de Bretagne, at the Château d'Auray on 30 October 1442, after which the whole court went to Rennes for eight days of festivities. She and François had two daughters, Marguerite and Marie, who would both have progeny.

Upon the death of her sister Margaret, married to the future King Louis XI, Isabella penned an illuminated prayer book of hours, _Livre d'Isabeau d'Escosse,_ which is preserved to this day.

Upon her husband's death in 1450, there was talk of marriage between Isabella and the prince of Navarre, but this fell through due to the disapproval of Charles VII of France. Isabella died in 1494.

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Isabella of Scotland, Duchess of Brittany's Timeline

1426
1426
Perth, Perthshire, Scotland
1442
October 30, 1442
Age 16
Château d'Auray, France
1444
1444
Age 18
France
1494
October 13, 1494
Age 68
1494
Age 68
Vannes, Bretagne