Philip V Capet

Philippe Capet (abt. 1293 - 1322)

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Philippe (Philip V) "le Long (the Tall), Roi de France" Capet aka de France
Born about in Lyon, Francemap
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Husband of — married Jan 1307 in Corbeil, Champagne, Francemap
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Died in Longchamp, Francemap
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Philippe V de France, Philippe le Long (the Tall), born circa 1292/1293, died 2-3 January 1322 at Longchamp (Paris), Regent of France (June-December 1316), then roi de France (King of France) 1316 to 1322, the second last King of the direct Capetian dynasty. Also King of Navarre as Felipe II.




Philippe was born about 1292 or 1293[1], the second son of Philippe IV 'le Bel', roi de France and his wife Juana (Jeanne), Queen of Navarre. He was recognised as Comte palatin de Bourgogne and Sire de Salins, through the rights of his wife in a treaty dated 26 June 1310 and was granted the title and lands of Comte de Poitiers for himself and his heirs in December 1311.[2]

Regent and King

Philippe's elder brother Louis X died on 5 June 1316, leaving a four year old daughter Jeanne from his first marriage to Marguerite de Bourgogne, and his second wife Klemencia (Clemence) d'Anjou, Princess of Hungary was pregnant. After some opposition, Philippe was created Regent of both France and Navarre from 16 July 1316 and continued as such after the birth of his nephew Jean on 14 November 1316. Jean died after only five days and Philippe took the initiative and was annointed and crowned King (roi de France) on 6 January 1317 at Cathedral of Notre Dame, at Rheims by Archbishop Robert de Courtenay.[3]

There was still some doubt about the legalities of his actions, particularly in overturning the rights of his niece Jeanne, and on 2 Februrary 1317 Philippe assembled at Paris, many nobles, churchmen and some bourgeois as well as the doctors from the University to make a judgement. On 3 February this assembly proclaimed what was to become the Salic Law, that 'a woman does not succeed to the throne of France' (femme ne succede pas au royaume de France).[4]



Philippe married Jeanne de Bourgogne, later comtesse palatin de Bourgogne as Jeanne II, and comtesse d'Artois, as Jeanne I. She was the elder daughter of Othon (Otto) IV de Chalon, comte palatin de Bourgogne, and his second wife, Mahaut (Mathilde) d'Artois, comtesse d'Artois. She was born sometime between 1291-1294[5] and definitely before 2 March 1294/95 when a marriage contract was signed at Vincennes (Val-de-Marne). Their marriage was then celebrated at Corbeil (Marne) in January 1306/07.[6]

In Spring of 1314, Jeanne was charged with adultery along with her sister Blanche, the wife of her brother-in-law Charles (IV) of France, and her sister-in-law, Marguerite de Bourgogne, wife of Louis (X), in what is known as the Tour de Nesle Affair. Although both Marguerite and Blanche were found guilty, Jeanne was proven innocent, largely through the efforts of her husband, and returned to him about Christmas 2014.[7]


Philippe and Jeanne were definitely the parents of the following five children;

  1. Jeanne (III), born 1 or 2 May 1308, eventually succeeded her mother as comtesse palatin de Bourgogne & comtesse d'Artois; betrothed at Louvre, Paris 6 April 1313 to Hughes V, Duc de Bourgogne (born 1294, died May 1315) and secondly to his brother and successor, Eudes IV, Duc de Bourgogne, 29 September 1316 at Nogent-sur-Seine (Aube)who she married 18 June 1318 at Paris;
  2. Marguerite, born 1309, succeeded to Bourgogne and Artois on the death of her great-nephew; married by contract 21 June 1320 at Paris and in person 22 July 1320, Louis I de Flandre, comte de Flanders;
  3. Isabelle, born 1310, married (1) by treaty 18 June 1316 at Lyon (Rhone) and by contract at Dole (Jura) 17 May 1323 and celebrated the same day; Guigues VIII, Dauphin de Viennois (died 28 July 1333); (2) circa 1339, Jean III, Seigneur de Faucogney;
  4. Blanche, born in 1311 or 1312, promised as a child as a nun at Abbaye de Longchamp, taking the habit as a Franciscan nun 1319, and died 26 April 1358;
  5. Louis (or Philippe), born 1316 (possibly 24 June)[8] , died young 18 February 1317 and buried in Church of Cordeliers, Paris.[9]

Additional children

Although there is every reason to suppose that Philippe and Jeanne might have had additional children, particularly during the periods 1312-1315 and 1317-1322, the following are disputed;

  1. Additional son, died young, perhaps named Philippe. A number of sources,[10] gives them a son named Philippe, born in 1313, but this is generally thought to be confused with a son of that name, of Charles IV and Blanche de Bourgogne;
  2. Daughter unnamed born 1322 is mentioned in the French version of the Wikipedia article for Jeanne de Bourgogne but with no references or sources. Apart from wikipedia articles in other languages, no other source mentions this child.

Death and burial

Philippe had been suffering from dysentery for a number of months and died at Longchamps the night of the 2-3 January 1322. He was buried at Abbaye royale de St Denis.

Further information

In English

Wikipedia: Philip V of France

French Philippe V de France


  • Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson Vol. III page 35


  • Anselme, Pere, Augustin dechausse (continue par) du Fournay, (revue, corrigee & augmentee parle) Pere Ange & la Pere Simplicien, Augustins dechausses, (1726), Histoire genealogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France, des Pairs, Grands Officiers de la couronne et de la Maison du Roy; Tome Premier, 3rd ed, Paris : Claude Robustel; reprinted 1967, Editions du Palais Royal, Paris.
  • Franklin, Alfred, (1906), Des noms et des dates: Les rois et les gouvernements de la France de Hugue Capet a l'annee 1906, 2nd ed., Paris : H. Welter. Full-text on Internet Archive
  • Kerrebrouck, Patrick Van, (2000), Les Capetiens 987-1328, Tome II in Nouvelle Histoire Genealogique de L'Auguste Maison de France, Villeneuve d'Ascq.
  • Tuchman, Barbara, (1978), A distant mirror: the calamitous 14th century, Penguin Books : Harmondsworth.


  1. Kerrebrouck, p.163 & note 5, p. 166.
  2. Kerrebrouck, p. 163.
  3. Kerrebrouck.
  4. Tuchman, p. 44-45; Franklin, p. 34.
  5. see her biography for further discussion
  6. Kerrebrouck, p. 164; Cawley; Anselme, p. 94.
  7. Kerrebrouck, p. 169, note 45
  8. Cawley has this date, citing Flores historiarum by Bernard Guidonis, but it is repeated by no other source and may not be reliable
  9. Kerrebrouck, p. 166
  10. Franklin, p. 36, and some Wikipedia articles

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