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Jeanne de Nevers

Also Known As: "Joanna of Flanders", "Jehanne de Montfort", "Jeanne la Flamme"
Birthplace: Flanders, France
Death: Died in France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lodewijk Robert van Dampierre, graaf van Vlaanderen and Jeanne Hugo, comtesse de Rethel
Wife of Jean IV de Montfort, duc de Bretagne
Mother of Jean V de Montfort, duc de Bretagne
Sister of Louis I de Dampierre, comte de Flandre
Half sister of Lysanne Lodewijk Robert

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About Jeanne de Nevers

Joanna of Flanders (c. 1295 – September 1374), also known as Jehanne de Montfort and Jeanne la Flamme, was consort Duchess of Brittany by her marriage to John IV, Duke of Brittany. She was the daughter of Louis I, Count of Nevers and Joan, Countess of Rethel, and the sister of Louis I, Count of Flanders. Joanna organized resistance and made use of diplomatic means to protect her family and her country. In the siege of Hennebont, she took up arms, dressed in armor, and conducted the defence of the town. She eventually led a raid of soldiers outside the walls of the town and demolished one of the enemy's rear camps. She was an earlier patron for women, and a possible influence to Joan of Arc.


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Jeanne de Nevers's Timeline

Flanders, France
November 1339
Age 41
Nantes, Loire Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
- 1376
Age 47
September 1374
Age 76