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  1. Joan of France, Duchess of Berry Joan of France (French: Jeanne de France, Jeanne de Valois; 23 April 1464 – 4 February 1505), was briefly Queen of France as wife of King Louis XII, in between the death of her brother, King Charles VIII, and the annulment of her marriage.

    • Our Lady of Visitation Catholic Church, Bourges, France
    • 4 February 1505 (aged 40), Bourges, Duchy of Berry
  2. Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, (born 23 April 1464 – 4 February 1505) was a wife of King Louis XII. She was queen of France from the death of her brother, King Charles VIII in April 1498 and the annulment of her marriage in December 1498. After that, she retired to her domain in Bourges.

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    Joan was born on 23 April 1464 in the castle of Pierre II de Brézé, a trusted supporter of her grandfather, King Charles VII of France, at Nogent-le-Roi in the County of Dreux. She was the second daughter of King Louis XI of France and of his second wife Charlotte of Savoy; her surviving siblings were King Charles VIII of France and Anne of France....

    In 1473 King Louis had signed marriage contracts for his daughters. On 8 September 1476, at the age of 12, Joan was married to the young Louis, Duke of Orléans in Montrichard. Louis of Orléans was compelled to be married to his handicapped and supposedly sterile cousin Joan. By doing so, Louis XI hoped to extinguish the Orléans cadet branch of the ...

    Once settled in her new domain, Joan confided to her spiritual director, the Blessed Gabriel Mary, O.F.M., [lower-alpha 1] her call to monastic life. Supporting her in this venture, she began to make plans for the Order of the Virgin Mary, a new enclosed religious order dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. It was established as an indepe...

    The nuns of the Order of the Virgin Mary still maintain their way of life in monasteries in France, Belgium, Costa Rica and Poland. The Religious Sisters serve in Belgium, Burundi, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France and Guatemala.

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    ↑ Jump up to: 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Vie de sainte Jeanne de France". L'Ordre de la Vièrge Marie (in français).
    Jump up ↑ Gibson, Mary Lou. "Saints for our times: French saint endured much torment from her family", Diocese of Austin, February 8, 2013
    ↑ Jump up to: 4.0 4.1 4.2 Capes, Florence. "St. Jeanne de Valois." The Catholic EncyclopediaVol. 8. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 10 October 2015
    Hale, J. R., Renaissance Europe: Individual and Society, 1480–1520, New York: Harper & Row, 1972.
    Jones, Terry. "Patron Saint Index". Catholic Forum website. Retrieved 27 June 2008
  3. Joan of France, Duchess of Berry was a daughter of King Charles VI of France and Queen Isabeau of Bavaria. She was the wife of John II, Duke of Burgundy. Joan is most famous for being the mother of Charles, Duke of Orléans, who was the father of King Louis XII of France. Memorability Metrics 380k Page Views (PV) 74.00

  4. Joan of France, was briefly Queen of France as wife of King Louis XII, in between the death of her brother, King Charles VIII, and the annulment of her mar...

  5. Joan of France, Duchess of Berry View source Joan of France ( French: Jeanne de France, Jeanne de Valois; 23 April 1464 – 4 February 1505) was briefly Queen consort of France as wife of King Louis XII of France, in between the death of her brother (the previous King), and the annulment of her marriage.

  6. Joan of France, Duchess of Berry (23 April 1464-4 February 1505) was Queen of France as the wife of Louis XII of France. She was queen consort from 7 April to 15 December 1498, when the marriage was annulled due to her status as an embarrassment to the Kingdom of France. Joan was born in Nogent-le-Roi, France on 23 April 1464, the second daughter of King Louis XI of France; she was the sister ...

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