Is your surname d'Alençon?

Research the d'Alençon family

Marie d'Alençon's Geni Profile

Records for Marie d'Alençon

9,284,775 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Marie d'Alençon

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: France
Death: 1417 (43)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Pierre II "le Noble" de Valois, comte d'Alençon and Marie Chamaillard
Wife of Jean VII, comte de Harcourt
Mother of Marie d'Harcourt; Jeanne d'Harcourt and Jean VIII, comte de Harcourt-Aumale
Sister of Pierre "Bastard of Alençon" d'Alencon-Aunou, Lord of Aunou; Jean I de Valois, duc d'Alençon; Catherine of Alençon, Herzogin von Bayern; Jeanne d'Alencon and Marguerite d'Alencon

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Marie d'Alençon

Marie of Alencon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Marie of Alencon (29 March 1373 – 1417) was a French noblewoman, a Princess of the Blood, and the wife of John VII of Harcourt, Count of Harcourt and of Aumale, Viscount of Chatellerault, Baron of Elbeuf, of Mézières, of Lillebone, of La Saussaye.


Marie was born on 29 March 1373, at the Chateau d' Essay, Orne, France the daughter of Peter II of Alencon (1340- 20 September 1404) and Marie Chamaillart, Viscountess of Beaumont-au-Maine. Her paternal grandparents were Charles II of Alencon (Killed 26 August 1346 at The Battle of Crecy) and Maria de La Cerda. Charles was a younger brother of King Philip VI of France. Her maternal grandparents were Guillaume Chamaillart, Viscount of Beaumont-Brienne, Sire d'Anthenaise, and Marie de Beaumont, Dame de Beaumont-le-Vicomte. Marie's father was knighted in 1350. At The Battle of Poitiers in 1356, he was taken hostage in exchange for King John II of France. He did not return home until 1370. On 20 October 1371, he married Marie Chamaillart (died 18 November 1425 at Chateau d'Argentan). Marie was their eldest daughter; she had seven siblings.

[edit]List of siblings

Pierre of Alencon (1374-1375)

Jean of Alencon (1375-1376)

Marie of Alencon (1377-1377)

Jeanne of Alencon (1378-6 August 1403

Catherine of Alencon (1380 Verneuil-sur-Avre -25 June 1462. She married firstly in 1411, Peter d' Evreux, Infante of Navarre, Count of Mortain, and secondly on 1 October 1413, Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria-Ingolstadt. By her last marriage she had a son Johann (Born 6 February 1415) and an unnamed daughter. Both children died young.

Marguerite of Alencon (1383- after 1400). Nun at Argentan.

John I of Alencon, Duke of Alencon (9 May 1385-25 October 1415 at The Battle of Agincourt). On 26 June 1396, he married Marie of Brittany (18 February 1391-18 December 1446). They had five children, including his heir, John II of Alencon.


Marie married John VII, Count of Harcourt and of Aumale (1369-18 December 1452) in Paris on 17 May 1389 at the age of sixteen. He was the son of John VI, Count of Harcourt and Catherine de Bourbon. The marriage produced three children, Through her eldest daughter Marie, Marie of Alencon was the ancestress of Mary, Queen of Scots, King Henry IV of France, King Louis XIV of France, and Henrietta Maria of France, Queen-Consort of King Charles I of England. Marie died in 1417 about two years after her husband, having distinguished himself at the Battle of Agincourt, was taken prisoner by the victorious English troops, led by King Henry V. John died in 1452.


John VIII of Harcourt, Count of Aumale (9 April 1396 Chateau d'Harcourt, Calvados -17 August 1424 at The Battle of Verneuil). He was the senior French Commander at the battle. By mistress Marguerite de Preullay, he had one illegitimate son, Louis II of Harcourt

Marie of Harcourt, Countess of Aumale (9 September 1398 Chateau d'Harcourt, Calvados -19 April 1476). She married, on 12 August 1416, Antoine of Vaudémont, Count of Vaudémont, Sire of Joinville (1401-22 March 1458), by whom she had five children including Frederic II of Vaudémont, Count of Vaudemont, Sire of Joinville (May 1428-31 August 1470 Joinville), who in his turn in 1445, married Yolande de Bar of Anjou, elder sister of Margaret of Anjou, Queen-Consort of England.

Jeanne of Harcourt, Countess of Harcourt (11 September 1399 Chateau d' Harcourt, Calvados -1456). She married firstly in 1414, Jean, Seigneur de Rieux et de Rochfort, Baron d'Ancenis (died 1431). She married secondly in 1434, Bertrand de Dinan, Baron de Chateaubriant, Marshal of Brittany. She had issue.


Pére Anselm "Histoire des Rois de France"

"The Royal Family: A Genealogy" by Francois Velde

le Maison des Ducs D'Alencon

Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europaischen Staaten, 4 volumes, Marburg, 1953, 1975

view all

Marie d'Alençon's Timeline

March 29, 1373
April 9, 1396
Age 23
September 9, 1398
Age 25
Chateau Dharcourt,Calvados,Basse-Normandie,France
September 11, 1399
Age 26
Age 43