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Bonne of Bohemia

Bonne of Bohemia

Second daughter of John the Blind of Luxemburg, king of Bohemia, and his first wife, Elisabeth of Bohemia. She was the first wife of King John II of France
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Intro Second daughter of John the Blind of Luxemburg, king of Bohemia, and his first wife, Elisabeth of Bohemia. She was the first wife of King John II of France
A.K.A. Bonne de Luxembourg, Jutta, Judith of Bohemia
Gender female
Birth 20 May 1315 (Prague, Duchy of Bohemia)
Death 11 September 1349 (Maubuisson Abbey, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, canton of Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, arrondissement of Pontoise)
Star sign Taurus
Family
Mother: Elizabeth of Bohemia
Father: John of Bohemia
Siblings: Charles IVHoly Roman EmperorNicolaus of LuxemburgWenceslaus IDuke of LuxembourgJohn Henry
Spouse: John II of France
Children: Charles V of FranceLouis IDuke of AnjouJohnDuke of BerryPhilip the BoldJoan of ValoisQueen of NavarreMarie of ValoisDuchess of BarIsabellaCountess of Vertus
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Biography

Bonne of Luxemburg or Jutta of Luxemburg (20 May 1315 – 11 September 1349), was born Jutta (Judith), the second daughter of John the Blind, king of Bohemia, and his first wife, Elisabeth of Bohemia. She was the first wife of King John II of France; however, as she died a year prior to his accession, she was never a French queen. Jutta was referred to in French historiography as Bonne de Luxembourg. She was a member of the House of Luxembourg. Among her children were Charles V of France, Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, and Joan, Queen of Navarre.

Biography

In 1326, Jutta was originally betrothed to Henry of Bar; however this arrangement was broken and she stayed at the abbey of Saint-Esprit until her marriage to John, Duke of Normandy.

The family of King John.

Jutta was married to John, Duke of Normandy on 28 July 1332 at the church of Notre-Dame in Melun. She was 17 years old, and the future king was 13. Her name Jutta (or Guta), translatable into English as Good (in the feminine case), was changed by the time of her marriage to Bonne (French) or Bona (Latin). Upon marriage, Bonne was the wife of the heir to the French throne, becoming Duchess of Normandy, and Countess of Anjou and of Maine. The wedding was celebrated in the presence of six thousand guests. The festivities were prolonged by a further two months when the young groom was finally knighted at the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. John was solemnly granted the arms of a knight in front of a prestigious audience bringing together the kings of Bohemia and Navarre, and the dukes of Burgundy, Lorraine and the Brabant.

Bonne was a patron of the arts, the composer Guillaume de Machaut being one of her favorites.

She died on 11 September 1349 of the bubonic plague in Maubisson, France at the age of thirty-four. She was buried in the Abbey of Maubuisson.

Less than six months after Bonne's death, John married Joan I, Countess of Auvergne.

Issue

John and Bonne had the following children together:

  • Charles V of France (21 January 1338 – 16 September 1380)
  • Catherine (1338—1338) died young
  • Louis I, Duke of Anjou (23 July 1339 – 20 September 1384)
  • John, Duke of Berry (30 November 1340 – 15 June 1416)
  • Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (17 January 1342 – 27 April 1404)
  • Joan (24 June 1343 – 3 November 1373)
  • Marie (12 September 1344 – October, 1404)
  • Agnes (1345—1349), died young
  • Margaret (1347—1352), died young
  • Isabelle (1 October 1348 – 11 September 1372)

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