Catherine of Vendôme

Catherine de Vendôme (1354 – 1 April 1412) was a ruling countess of Vendôme and of Castres from 1372 until 1403.

Catherine of Vendôme
Countess of la Marche
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Catherine and John I
Died1412 (aged 57–58)
Spouse(s)John I, Count of La Marche
IssueJames II, Count of La Marche
Isabelle of La Marche
Louis, Count of Vendôme
John, Lord of Carency
Anne, Countess of Montpensier
Marie, Lady of Croix
Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus
FatherJohn VI of Vendôme
MotherJeanne of Ponthieu


She was the daughter of John VI of Vendôme and Jeanne of Ponthieu.[1] She married John I, Count of La Marche, in 1364.[1]

In 1372 inherited Vendôme on the death of her niece Jeanne and administered it jointly with her husband, then (after his death) with her second son Louis until 1403.




  1. ^ a b Richards 2007, p. 13.


  • Richards, Earl Jeffrey (2007). "Political Thought as Improvisation: Female Regency and Mariology in Late Medieval French Thought". In Broad, Jacqueline; Green, Karen (eds.). Virtue, liberty, and toleration: political ideas of European women, 1400-1800. Springer. p. 1-22.