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Justine Sueva (Orsini) de Baux (Orsini)

Also Known As: "Sveva", "Justine (Sueva) Ursins", "Justin Des Ursins", "Justine Sueva Orsini", "Justine Sueva Ursins"
Birthplace: Nola, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death: 1422 (52-62)
Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia, Italy
Place of Burial: Church of Andria, Apulia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nicola Orsini, III Count of Nola and Jeanne "Gorizia" de Sabran
Wife of Francis of Baux
Mother of William of Baux; Margherita del Baux, Countess of Saint-Pol and Bianchino del Balzo
Sister of Caterina Orsini; Beatrice Orsini; Gentile Orsini, conte di Nola and Roberto Orsini, Nobile Romano
Half sister of Raimondo Orsini del Balzo, principe di Taranto

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About Justine Sueva (Orsini) de Baux

alt. birth location: Reims, Marne, Grand Est, France

  • Sueva Orsini1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • F, #16484, d. after 23 April 1422
  • Father Sir Nicholo Orsini, Count de Nola & Soleto, Senator of Rome, Signore di Atripalda, Bardella, Cantalupo, Cicala, Forino, & Vicovaro, Justiciar of Naples2,4,5,8,7 b. 27 Aug 1331
  • Mother Jeanne de Sabran2,4,8 d. c 1378
  • Sueva Orsini married François de Baux, 1st Duke d'Andria, 2nd Comte di Montescaglioso & Squillace, son of Bertrand II de Baux, Duke d'Andria, Seigneur de Berre, Count of Montescagioso & Squillace, Justiciar of Sicily, Senator of Rome and Marguerite d' Aulnay, in 1381; They had 2 sons (Guglielmo, Duke of Andria; & Bianchino) and 1 daughter (Marguerite, wife of Sir Pierre de Luxembourg, Comte de St. Pol, Conversano, & Brienne).2,3,5,6,7 Sueva Orsini died after 23 April 1422.9
  • Family François de Baux, 1st Duke d'Andria, 2nd Comte di Montescaglioso & Squillace b. bt 1329 - 1330, d. 1422
  • Children
    • William de Baux, 2nd Duke d'Andria+10 b. a 1381, d. c 1444
    • Marguerite de Baux+2,11,5,6,7 b. 1394, d. 15 Nov 1469
  • Citations
  • [S4729] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 424; The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, by Ronny O. Bodine, p. 39.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 447.
  • [S11600] 40000 Ancestors of the Counts of Paris, 21-257.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 401.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 538.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 567.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. V, p. 422-423.
  • [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. III, p. 566-567.
  • [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 402.
  • [S11569] Europaische Stammtafeln, by Wilhelm Karl, Prinz zu Isenburg, Vol. III, Tafel 750.
  • [S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 782-783.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p549.htm#i16484


  • Sveva Orsini1
  • F, #3499, b. 1360, d. 1404
  • Last Edited=26 Jun 2013
  • Consanguinity Index=6.35%
  • Sveva Orsini was born in 1360.1 She was the daughter of Nicolo Orsini, Conte di Nola and Maria del Balzo, Contessa di Soleto. She married Francesco I del Balzo, Duca di Andria, son of Bertrando IV del Balzo, Conte di Monte-Scaglioso e di Andria and Marguerite d'Aulnay, on 8 December 1381.1 She died in 1404.1
  • Child of Sveva Orsini and Francesco I del Balzo, Duca di Andria
    • Margherita del Balzo+ b. 1390, d. 5 Nov 1469
  • Citations
  • [S130] Wikipedia, online http;//www.wikipedia.org. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia.
  • From: http://www.thepeerage.com/p350.htm#i3499


  • Francis of Baux (French: François des Baux, Italian: Francesco de Balzo; c.1330[1] – 23 April 1422) was the first Duke of Andria, Count of Montescaglioso and Squillace, and Lord of Berre, Mison, and Tiano. He was the son of Bertrand III of Baux, Count of Andria and Montescaglioso and his second wife, Marguerite d'Aulnay.[1] Francis's father was a Senator of Rome, Captain General of Tuscany, and Justiciar of Naples.[1] The half-royal Baux family was one of the greatest families of the kingdom after the Duke's marriage to Marguerite of Taranto in 1348.[2]
  • In 1349, Francis was given an extensive grant by Louis, Prince of Taranto. Prince Louis had married Joanna I of Naples in 1346 as her second husband, and had become King of Naples; he was crowned in 1352/53. The King was brother to Francis's second wife, Margaret, whom he had married in 1348.[1][3] Francis was created Duke of Andria and was the first magnate to be raised to ducal dignity in the kingdom.[2] Andria had been a royal fief which the Duke's father received from Beatrice of Anjou, by virtue of her dower.[4]
  • On the death of Philip II, Prince of Taranto in 1373, Marguerite and Francis claimed Taranto and Philip's Greek lands (chiefly the Principality of Achaea and its dependent territories) and titles for themselves and their son, James of Baux, as the last male descendant of Philip I, Prince of Taranto.[2] Margaret's claim was supported by Pope Gregory XI.[2] Queen Joanna, however, decided to exercise direct rule over the Prince of Taranto's Greek possessions.[2] In April 1374, Queen Joanna decided to suppress the family and stripped Francis of all his lands and titles.[2] This action led to a civil war between the Queen and the Baux family.[2] An account is recorded in the Aragonese version of the Chronicle of the Morea.[2]
  • Francis married three times.[1] In 1337, he married firstly to Luisa de San Severino, daughter of Tamasso III de San Severino, Count of Marsico; they had no issue.[1]
  • In 1348, Francis married secondly to Margaret of Taranto, daughter of Philip I, Prince of Taranto by his second wife, Catherine of Valois, titular Latin Empress of Constantinople.[1] She died about September 1380 in imprisonment.[1] They had two children:
    • James of Baux, Prince of Achaea and the last titular Latin Emperor of Constantinople.[1]
    • Antonia of Baux, queen consort to Frederick III, King of Sicily.[1]
  • In 1381, Francis married thirdly to Sueva Orsini, by whom he had issue including Margaret of Baux; mother of Jacquetta of Luxembourg.[1] Through Margaret, Francis was a great-grandfather of queen consort Elizabeth Woodville, wife of King Edward IV of England.[1]
  • From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Baux


Alternate Spellings of Maiden Name:

  • Orsini
  • d'Ursins


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Justine Sueva (Orsini) de Baux's Timeline

Nola, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Age 20
Age 29
Bari, Apulia, Italy
Age 33
Age 57
Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Apulia, Italy
Church of Andria, Apulia