Bonne of Artois

Bonne of Artois (1396 – 17 September 1425, Dijon) was Countess consort of Nevers by marriage to Philip II, Count of Nevers, which left her a widow at 18 or 19, and Duchess consort of Burgundy by marriage to Philip III, Duke of Burgundy, popularly known as Philip the Good. She served as regent of the County of Nevers during the minority of her son from 1415 until 1424.[1]

Bonne of Artois
Portrait of Bonne of Artois.jpg
Duchess consort of Burgundy
Tenure1424–1425
Born1396
Died17 September 1425 (28–29)
Dijon
Spouse
(m. 1413; died 1415)
(m. 1424)
IssueCharles I, Count of Nevers
John II, Count of Nevers
HouseArtois
FatherPhilip of Artois, Count of Eu
MotherMarie of Berry

LifeEdit

She was the daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, and Marie of Berry, daughter of John, Duke of Berry.

Countess of NeversEdit

She married first at Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, to Philip II, Count of Nevers.[2] He was son of Philip the Bold and Margaret III, Countess of Flanders.

Philip was killed at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, against the English king Henry V, who won the battle against Charles d'Albret and Charles VI of France.

RegentEdit

Their eldest son Charles succeeded as Count of Nevers. However, due to the child's minority, Bonne acted as regent from 1415 until 1424.[1] She succeeded her aunt Jeanne d'Artois as Mademoiselle de Dreux and as Dame de Houdain.

Duchess of BurgundyEdit

After Philip's death, Bonne married his nephew Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, on 30 November 1424 at Moulins-les-Engelbert.[3] His first marriage to Michelle of Valois had produced no surviving issue and she had died young, so Philip married Bonne.

Bonne is sometimes confused with Philip's biological aunt, also named Bonne of Burgundy (1379–1399) in part due to the papal dispensation required for the marriage which made no distinction between a marital aunt and a biological aunt.

The marriage of Bonne and Philip lasted less than a year and produced no surviving children.[3] Bonne died on 15 September 1425 in Dijon.[3]

IssueEdit

She had two sons with her first husband, Philip II:

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Anne Curry, The Battle of Agincourt: Sources and Interpretations, (The Boydell Press, 2002), 344.
  2. ^ a b Jules Michelet, Louis XI Et Charles Le Téméraire, ed. E. Renault, (Clarendon Press, 1907), 104.
  3. ^ a b c Richard Vaughan, Philip the Good: The Apogee of Burgundy, (The Boydell Press, 2010), 8.
Bonne of Artois
Cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty
Born: 1396 Died: 17 September 1425
Preceded by Duchess consort of Burgundy
30 November 1424 – 17 September 1425
Succeeded by