Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon

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About Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon

Isabelle de Saint-Pol de Valois (1313 - 1383)

Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon

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Isabella of Valois (1313 – August 26, 1388). Was a daughter of Charles of Valois and his third wife Mahaut of Chatillon.


Her paternal grandparents were Philip IV of France and Isabella of Aragon. Her maternal grandparents were Guy IV, Count of Saint-Pol and Marie of Brittany. She was a sister of Blanche of Valois, who married Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Blanche's daughter was Katharine of Bohemia, Blanche died in 1348 at the age of 31. Isabella's other sister was Marie of Valois who married Charles, Duke of Calabria in 1323, Marie was the mother of Joan I of Naples. Isabella had a brother called Louis, he became Count of Chartres but he died at the tender age of ten, Isabella, her mother and sisters were very upset. When her father died in 1325 all his titles went to Isabella's older half siblings by his first marriage to Marguerite of Anjou and Maine. We know Isabella was born in 1313 but it is unknown what her exact birthday was.

[edit]Marriage and husband's death

On 25 January 1326 she married Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, son of Louis I, Duke of Bourbon. Peter and Isabella had only one son, Louis and seven daughters. Her husband sadly died at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356, Isabella never remarried. After her husbands death Isabella's son Louis became the Duke of Bourbon, in 1356 Isabella arranged for her daughter Jeanne to marry Charles V of France, at the time he was the Dauphin of France so Jeanne became Dauphine.


Name Birth Death Notes

Louis II, Duke of Bourbon 1337 1410 Became Duke of Bourbon in 1356, married Anna of Auvergne, had issue

Joanna of Bourbon 1338 1378 Married Charles V of France, had issue

Blanca of Bourbon 1339 1361 Married Peter of Castile, she was murdered by him in 1361 and had no issue

Bonne of Bourbon 1341 1402 Married Amadeus VI of Savoy, had issue

Catherine of Bourbon 1342 1427 Married John VI, Count of Harcourt

Margaret of Bourbon 1344 1416 Married Arnaud Amanieu, Lord of Albret, had issue

Isabelle of Bourbon 1345 1345 Died young

Mary of Bourbon 1347 1401 Prioress of Poissy

Isabella outlived her eldest two daughters. Her husband suffered from madness, so this was passed on to the couples children. Jeanne and Louis were the only two of the seven children to suffer from madness. Nobody thought that Jeanne suffered from insanity until she had a nervous breakdown shortly after the birth of her seventh child Louis I de Valois, Duke of Orléans. Isabella's grandson Charles VI of France is well known for suffering from the mental disorder. In 1361 Isabella's daughter Blanca was murdered on the orders of her husband Pedro because he had fallen in love with Maria de Padilla, Blanca was either shot by a crossbowman or she was poisoned, Isabella was very upset to hear of the death of her second eldest daughter.

Peter I, Duke of Bourbon

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On 25 January 1326 he married Isabella of Valois, daughter of Charles, Count of Valois and his third wife Mahaut of Chatillon. Peter and Isabella had only one son, Louis, and seven daughters. These were:

Jeanne (1338–1378), married King Charles V of France

Blanche (1339–1361, Medina-Sidonia), married King Pedro of Castile in 1353 in Valladolid, poisoned by her husband

Bonne (1341 – January 19, 1402, Château de Mâcon), married Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy in 1355 in Paris

Catherine (1342–1427, Paris), married John VI, Count of Harcourt

Margaret (1344–1416), married Arnaud Amanieu, Viscount of Tartas

Isabelle (b. 1345)

Mary (1347–1401, Poissy), Prioress of Poissy

Charles of Valois

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Finally, in 1308, he married Mahaut of Chatillon (1293–1358), daughter of Guy III of Châtillon, Count of Saint Pol. They had also four children:

Marie of Valois (1309–1332). Married Charles, Duke of Calabria and had issue.

Isabella de Valois (1313 – August 26, 1388). She married Peter I, Duke of Bourbon.

Blanche of Valois (1317–1348). She married Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. Sometimes called "Marguerite".

Louis, Count of Chartres (1318–1328)

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Isabella of Valois, Duchess of Bourbon's Timeline

Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, Ile-de-France, France
February 4, 1337
Bourbon, Saône-&-Loire, France
February 3, 1339
Val-de-Marne, Lie-de-France, Vincennes, France
June 11, 1339
Vincennes, France
Château de Vincennes
Auvergne, France
Auvergne, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France