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Joan I, Countess of Auvergne

Joan I, Countess of Auvergne

Queen consort of France
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Queen consort of France
Gender female
Birth 8 May 1326
Death 29 September 1360 (Argilly)
Mother: Marguerite d'Évreux
Father: William XIICount of Auvergne and Boulogne
Spouse: John II of FrancePhilip II
Children: Philip I
The details

Joan I of Auvergne (8 May 1326 – 29 September 1360, Chateau d'Argilly) was ruling Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1332–1360, and Queen of France by her marriage to King John II.


She was the daughter of William XII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, by his wife, Margaret, a sister of Philip III of Navarre. She inherited the counties of Auvergne and Boulogne after the death of her father.

Her first husband was Philip of Burgundy, who held the title Count of Auvergne by virtue of their marriage. They had one surviving child, Philip, who would be for much of his brief life Duke of Burgundy (by inheriting the title from his grandfather).

Following the death of her husband, Joan married John II of France on 13 February 1350; she became Queen consort of France in the following year. This was a second marriage for them both, John's first wife, Bonne of Bohemia, had died of Black Death and had left John with eight children, so there was little pressure for Joan to give birth to a son and heir. Joan's son, Philip became a ward of the King. She bore her second husband three children, two girls and an unnamed son, all of the children died young. Joan died in 1360. Her possessions were inherited by her son.


By her first husband, Philip, Joan had the following issue:

  • Joan of Burgundy (1344 – 11 September 1360), engaged to Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, but was ultimately dismissed and lived out her life in a convent at Poissy.
  • Margaret of Burgundy (b. 1345), died young.
  • Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346 – 21 November 1361), Duke of Burgundy and was married to Margaret III, Countess of Flanders.

By her second husband, John, Joan had the following issue:

  • Blanche of France (November 1350), died young.
  • Catherine of France (1352), died young.
  • Unnamed son (1353), died young.
  • Cox 1967, p. 60-61,105.
  • Blockmans and Prevenier, 13.


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