Isabeau of Bavaria (or Isabelle; also Elisabeth of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370 – 1435) was queen of France between 1385 and 1422. She was born into the House of Wittelsbach as the eldest daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti of Milan.
Isabella of Bavaria, Isabella also rendered Elizabeth, French Isabeau, or Élisabeth, de Bavière, (born 1371—died September 1435, Paris), queen consort of Charles VI of France, who frequently was regent because of her husband’s periodic insanity.
Isabeau of Bavaria (also Elisabeth of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370– 24 September 1435) was Queen of France as the wife of King Charles VI, whom she married in 1385. She was born into the old and prestigious House of Wittelsbach, the eldest daughter of Duke Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti of Milan. Isabeau was sent to France when she was around 15 or 16, on approval to ...
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- 1435 (aged 64–65) Paris
- Charles VI of France
Isabeau of Bavaria (also Isabella of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; c. 1370 – 24 September 1435) was Queen consort of France (1385-1422) as spouse of King Charles VI of France, a member of the Valois Dynasty. She assumed a prominent role in public affairs during the disastrous later years of her husband's ...
Nov 11, 2020 · Before Isabeau of Bavaria could have a tumultuous marriage and cause all sorts of scandal as the regent for her sons, she was born at some vague point between 1368 and 1371 at some location in the …
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Isabeau of Bavaria was the daughter of Stephen III of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and Taddea Visconti. Her paternal grandparents were Stephen II, Duke of Bavaria (a son of Emperor Louis IV) and Elisabeth of Sicily (whose name Isabella received), daughter of king Frederick III of Sicily and his wife Eleanor of Anjou. Eleanor was herself a daughter of Charles II of Naples and Maria Arpad of Hungary. Maria was a daughter of Stephen V of Hungary and Elizabeth of the Cumans (whose namesake her great-granddaughter, and through that, ultimately Queen Isabella became). Elizabeth was daughter of Kuthen of the Cumans, a chieftain apparently descending from the Kipchaks and lord of the clan of Kun which had settled to Hungary after Mongol pressure drove them westwards. Her maternal grandparents were Barnabò Visconti, Lord of Milan and Regina-Beatrice della Scala. Regina was daughter of Mastino II della Scala, Lord of Verona from 1329 to 1351 and his wife Taddea di Carrara.
The role of Isabeau of Bavaria in French history has caused her to be the subject of barbed attacks from the pens of a variety of historians through the centuries. These attacks stem from skewed interpretations of her important role in the negotiations with England that resulted in the Treaty of Troyes (1420) and from simple acceptance of the rumors of her marital infidelity that were started in Paris 1422-1429 during the English occupation. These rumors were started in an attempt to throw doubt on the paternity of Isabeau's son Charles VII, who was then fighting to expel the English and to be accepted throughout the kingdom as the rightful king of France. The rumors found expression in a poem called the Pastoralet, that was circulated at the time. Isabeau was put in the position of having to assume an unusually powerful role in government to fill the gap left by her husband's frequent bouts of mental illness. Several months after the onset of the king's illness, his doctors recomme...
Posterity has not been kind to Isabeau of Bavaria. A popular saying late in her life was that France had been lost by a woman and would be recovered by a girl. Many took this to be a prediction of Joan of Arc. In fairness to Isabeau it must be noted that her leadership confronted double prejudice as a woman and a foreigner. There are a few bright spots in her reign, such as her artistic patronage. Isabeau aided the era's most significant French author Christine de Pizan and sponsored artisans who developed innovative techniques in decorative arts. In fiction, her life was the inspiration for the Marquis de Sade's unpublished 1813 novel Histoire secrete d'Isabelle de Baviere, reine de France.Charles, Dauphin of Viennois (1386-1386)Joan (1388-1390)Isabella (1389-1409); m.1 Richard II of England; m.2 Charles, Duke of OrléansJoan (1391-1433); m. John VI, Duke of Brittany
Isabeau of Bavaria, Daughter of Stephen II of Bavaria and wife of French King Charles VI. Charles was incapacitated by madness in the early 1390s, which gave his queen more say in the government. In Charles’ name she signed the Treaty of Troyes in 1420, settling a long conflict between England and France.
Sep 24, 2015 · In the late fourteenth century, her father's Bavaria was the most powerful of the German principalities. It was Isabeau's uncle, Duke Frederick of Bavaria-Landshut, who in 1383 first suggested her marriage to the French king, Charles VI, a suggestion supported by his uncle, the duke of Burgundy, who thought the connection to the Holy Roman Empire would strengthen the kingdom of France against ...
Aug 21, 2015 · Isabeau of Bavaria and Charles VI of France at the Treaty of Troyes. Illuminated miniature from Jean Froissart’s Chroniques, BL Harley 4380, c. 1470 The Treaty didn’t divide France but provided for Charles VI to remain king with Henry V as his regent and heir.
Isabeau of Bavaria If all the stories of Isabeau of Bavaria were to be believed, she would be the most ruthless and wicked queen to have ever lived. For centuries Isabeau has been accused of almost every crime imaginable, from adultery and incest to treason and avarice.