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Juan (Albret) d'Albret (abt. 1469 - 1516)

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Juan (Jean III) "Roi de Navarre" d'Albret formerly Albret
Born about in Gascogne, Francemap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Pau, Béarn, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2012
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John III, also known as Jean d'Albret (1469-14 June 1516) was jure uxoris King of Navarre.

He was a son of Alain I of Albret, Lord of Albret, and his wife Francoise of Châtillon-Limoges.

He became king of Navarre by virtue of his 1484 marriage to Catherine, Countess of Foix (1470-1517), Queen of Navarre since the death of her brother Francis Phoebus in 1483.

In 1512, Jean d'Albret was defeated by Ferdinand II of Aragon, whose second wife was Germaine de Foix (1490-1538), a cousin of Queen Catherine. Navarre south of the Pyrenees was annexed by the victorious Ferdinand and remained a domain of the Kings of Spain, who also bore the title of Kings of Navarre, until 1833, when it was completely integrated into Spain.

Lower Navarre remained with John and his successors as Kings of Navarre, increasingly under French influence. After King Henry of Navarre had mounted the French throne in 1589, he and his successors styled themselves Kings of France and Navarre until the French Revolution merged Lower Navarre with France.

He and Catherine of Navarre were parents to thirteen children:

  1. Ana d'Albret of Navarre (19 May 1492 - 15 August 1532).
  2. Madealena d'Albret of Navarre (29 March 1494 - May, 1504).
  3. Catalina d'Albret of Navarre (1495 - November, 1532). Abbess of the Trinity at Caen.
  4. Juana d'Albret of Navarre (15 June 1496 - last mentioned in November, 1496).
  5. Quiteria d'Albret of Navarre (1499 - September/October, 1536). Abbess at Montivilliers.
  6. A stillborn son in 1500.
  7. Andres Febo d'Albret of Navarre (14 October 1501 - 17 April 1503).
  8. Henry II of Navarre (18 April 1503 - 25 May 1555).
  9. Buenaventura d'Albret of Navarre (14 July 1505 - 1510/1511).
  10. Martin d'Albret of Navarre (c. 1506 - last mentioned in 1512).
  11. Francisco d'Albret of Navarre (1508 - last mentioned in 1512).
  12. Carlos d'Albret of Navarre (12 December 1510 - September, 1528). Took part in the Siege of Naples during the War of the League of Cognac but was captured. Died while still held as a prisoner of war.
  13. Isabel d'Albret of Navarre (1513/1514 - last mentioned in 1555). Married Rene I, Viscount of Rohan.


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  • Tracking: Travis Wagner. This person was created on 12 September 2010 through the import of 104-B.ged. WikiTree profile D'Albret Roi de Navarra-1 created through the import of export-BloodTree.ged on Aug 19, 2011 by Luiz Sergio Heinzelmann.

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On 2 Oct 2016 at 07:09 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:


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