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Jeanne (Bourgogne) Valois (abt. 1293 - 1349)

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Jeanne "la Boiteuse, reine de France" Valois formerly Bourgogne aka de Bourgogne, de France
Born about in Besancon, Francemap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 13 Jul 1313 in Fontainebleau, Isle De France, Francemap
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Died in Parismap
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Jeanne de Bourgogne (Joan or Joanna of Burgundy), (born circa 1293-1294, died 12 December 1349), was the daughter of Robert II, Duc de Bourgogne and his wife, Agnes (Capet) of France, the youngest daughter of (St) Louis IX, Roi de France and Marguerite de Provence. Jeanne was known as 'la Boiteuse (the Lame)' and was Queen (Reine) consort de France, as the wife of Philippe VI de Valois, Roi de France, from 1328 until her death.

Birth date

There appears to be no reliable sources that state that Jeanne was born on 24 June 1293 as stated in her biography on the English version of Wikipedia, nor that that she was born at Besancon. There are some current resources that have her birthdate as about 1293 to 1294[1] but again there doesn't seem to be any medieval sources that confirm this time period. However she was named in her father's will dated 25 March 1298[2] and obviously must have been born before that date.


Jeanne inherited the domains of Courtenay and Chantecoq, and Biervliet and Blaton and was confirmed in these before King Philippe IV at Fontainebleu in July 1313.[3]


Marriage and children

The end of July 1313 was also when she married at Fontainebleau, Philippe de Valois, the future Philippe VI, Roi de France, the eldest son of Charles (Capet), Duc de Valois, and his first wife Marguerite d'Anjou. They had been betrothed by treaty at Sens (Yonne) on 24 March 1303.[4]

They had the following children:[5]

  1. Jean II, born 26 April 1319, succeeded his father as Roi de France;
  2. Marie, born 1326 according to some sources (mainly Wikipedia) but there appear to be no medieval sources that confirm this date. She was definitely alive on 8 July 1332, when she was betrothed to John of Brabant;
  3. Louis, born 17 January 1329 at château du Bois de Vincennes, died young and was buried in église des Cordeliers, Paris;
  4. Louis, born 8 June 1330 and died 23 June 1330, also buried in église de Cordeliers;
  5. Jean, born and died 2 October 1333, buried église du prieruré de Poissy, Yvelines;
  6. Child (unnamed), born 28 May 1335 at Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen l'Aumone, died young;
  7. Philippe, born 1 July 1336 château du Bois de Vincennes, succeeded as duc d'Orléans;
  8. Jeanne, born in November 1337 at Vincennes, died the same day or very soon after birth;
  9. Son (unnamed), born in summer (June - August) 1343 at château du Bois de Vincennes, presumably died young;
  10. Three other children, perhaps born in the period 1319-1329, when only Marie was born, or even in the early years of her marriage up to the birth of Jean II in 1319. There is also a gap of a number of years between her last two children; 1337-1343, but as Jeanne was in her mid to late forties during this period a gap in child-bearing might be expected.


Jeanne was crowned with her husband at Notre Dame le Reims, 29 May 1328, and she was named as Regent of France in August 1338, when Philippe was fighting in what was to be the begining of the 100 years war.


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. V page 232


  1. Cawley, 2012; Kerrebrouck, 2000; Kerrebrouck, 1990.
  2. Cawley, 2013.
  3. Kerrebrouck, 2000, p. 585.
  4. Kerrebrouck, 1990, p. 83.
  5. Kerrebrouck, 1990, pp.84-85; Vallee-Karcher.

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Rejected match added between this Jeanne (daughter of the duke of Burgundy, Robert, and married to Philippe de Valois) and Jeanne (daughter of Otto, palatine of Burgondy, and married to Philippe Capet).
Unfortunately two different women both named Jeanne de Bourgogne have been merged into this one profile. Jeanne 'Le Boiteuse' de Bourgogne, daughter of Robert II de Bourgogne and Agnes (Capet) France, and wife of Philippe VI Valois, roi de France; and Jeanne de Bourgogne, Comtesse de Bourgogne & Artois, wife of Philippe V Capet, roi de France. If no one has any objections I intend to retain this profile as Jeanne 'le Boiteuse' and re-create a profile for Jeanne, Comtesse de Bourgogne and also for her husband Philippe V, which was also merged. Once completed some of the children will be re-assigned to their appropriate parents. The current biography will also change. There has been some discussion of this issue already on the G2G list
posted by John Atkinson

Jeanne is 24 degrees from Donald Howard, 19 degrees from Julia Howe and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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