The marriage was meant to seal a lasting peace between England, Normandy (an English possession since William I) and Anjou. She was eleven years older than Geoffrey, and very proud of her status as dowager empress (as opposed to being a mere countess ), and which she kept for the remainder of her life.
This is a list of the women who were queens or empresses as wives of French monarchs from the 843 Treaty of Verdun, which gave rise to West Francia, until 1870, when the French Third Republic was declared.
At the death of his brother Louis III in 1435, he succeeded to the Duchy of Anjou and County of Maine. The marriage of Marie of Bourbon, niece of Philip of Burgundy, with John, Duke of Calabria, René's eldest son, cemented peace between the two families.
He was also Duke of Calabria (1296–1309), titular King of Jerusalem, and Count of Provence and Forcalquier (1309–43). Biography. He was the third but eldest surviving son of King Charles II of Naples the Lame and Maria of Hungary. During the Sicilian Vespers, Robert was the hostage of Peter III of Aragon.
Coat of arms of the House of Anjou-Naples. Joanna was the second child of Charles, Duke of Calabria (only surviving son of Robert the Wise, King of Naples ), and Marie of Valois (sister of King Philip VI of France ). The precise date of her birth is unknown, but she was most probably born in 1326 or 1327.
Louis I, Duke of Anjou (23 July 1339 – 20 September 1384), married Marie of Blois John, Duke of Berry (30 November 1340 – 15 June 1416), married Jeanne of Auvergne  Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (17 January 1342 – 27 April 1404), married Margaret of Flanders 
However, Marie of Blois, Dowager Duchess of Anjou finally cancelled the negotiations, and then Gian Galeazzo turned his attention to his nephew-by-marriage Louis, Duke of Touraine, second son of King Charles V of France and brother of the reigning Charles VI. King Wenceslaus became aware of the double game of Gian Galeazzo, and broke off the ...
Joan of France (French: Jeanne de Valois; 4 May 1435 – 1482) was the seventh child and fourth daughter of Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou.She married John II, Duke of Bourbon, in 1447.
Marie de Bourbon died six days after giving birth (4 June 1627), leaving her daughter the last of the line of the Montpensier line of the House of Bourbon. While taking refuge from the wrath of Cardinal Richelieu in Lorraine , Gaston fell in love at first sight with Marguerite of Lorraine , the sister of Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine .
Jan 16, 2020 · Robert de France, Comte d'Artois. Robert I, Count of Artois; and in French: Robert I d'Artois Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois, the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.