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Madeleine (Valois) de France (1443 - abt. 1495)

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Madeleine de France formerly Valois
Born in Tours, Touraine, Francemap
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Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died about in Pamplona, Navarramap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Aug 2011
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Magdalena of Valois, also called Madeleine de France (1 December 1443, Tours - 21 January 1495, Pamplona), was a daughter of Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou[1], and acted as regent for her children, Francis I and Catherine I, who were successively monarchs of Navarre.

She married Gaston, Prince of Viana, son and heir of Gaston IV, Count of Foix and Eleanor of Navarre, at Saint-Jean-d'Angély on 7 March 1461[1]. They had two children:

  1. François Phébus (1466 - 1483), King of Navarre
  2. Catherine (1470 - 1518), Queen-regnant of Navarre, married in 1484 John III d'Albret (1469 - 1516).

Her husband died in 1470, predeceasing his father Gaston IV. Magdalena's son Francis Phebus inherited Gaston IV's possessions when he died in 1472. Francis became King of Navarre in 1479 upon the death of his paternal grandmother, Eleanor. Magdalena acted as regent until his death, at age 17, in 1483, and then acted as regent for her daughter, Catherine, until 1494. During this regency, she was forced to battle her brother-in-law, John of Foix, who claimed the throne ofNavarre as male heir of Francis Phoebus.

Magdalena was taken hostage by Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1494. She died on 24 June 1495 in Pamplona.

NOTE died 1486 according to Anselme.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de France, .... Tome 1, par le Père Anselme de Sainte-Marie, continuée par Honoré du Fourny, la compagnie des libraires (Paris) 1726-1733. Page: 118, consulté le 30 septembre 2017
  • WikiTree profile Valois-98 created through the import of export-BloodTree.ged on Aug 19, 2011 by Luiz Sergio Heinzelmann. This person was created through the import of 104-B.ged on 12 September 2010.

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