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Marie of France, Duchess of Bar

Marie of France, Duchess of Bar

French princess
The basics
Occupations Aristocrat
Countries France
A.K.A. Marie de France
Gender female
Birth September 18, 1344 (Saint-Germain-en-Laye)
Death October 15, 1404
Mother: Bonne of Bohemia
Father: John II of France
Siblings: Charles V of FrancePhilip the BoldJohnDuke of BerryLouis IDuke of Anjou
Spouse: Robert IDuke of Bar
Children: Violant of BarEdward IIIDuke of BarHenry of BarJohn of BarLouis IDuke of BarMarie of BarPhilip of BarYolande of BarBonne of BarJeanne of Bar
The details

Marie of France (18 September 1344 – 15 October 1404) was the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia.

Marriage and issue

In 1364, Marie married Robert I, Duke of Bar. Marie had an extensive library and obtained works about a variety of topics. She read romances and poetry, but also works about history and theology. Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie.

Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:

  • Charles of Bar (d. 1392)
  • Henry of Bar (d. October 1397) in Treviso, Italy, of the plague; married Marie de Coucy, Countess of Soissons
  • Philip of Bar (d. 25 September 1396), killed at the Battle of Nicopolis
  • Edward III of Bar (d. 25 October 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
  • John of Bar (d. 25 October 1415), killed at the Battle of Agincourt
  • Louis, Duke of Bar (d. 1431). Bishop of Verdun and bishop of Chalon, later a Cardinal. He was childless and his designated heir and eventual successor was René I of Naples.
  • Marie of Bar, married William II, Marquis of Namur in 1384
  • Yolande of Bar, married John I of Aragon in 1384
  • Bonne of Bar, married Waleran III of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny in 1393
  • Joanna of Bar (d. 15 January 1402, married Theodore II, Marquess of Montferrat in 1393
  • Yolande the Younger of Bar, named after older sister for uncertain reasons, married Adolf, Duke of Jülich-Berg
  • Pit Péporté, Constructing the Middle Ages: Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 77.

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