Gaston, Prince of Viana

Gaston, Prince of Viana, also called Gaston de Foix (1445 – 23 November 1470),[1] was the son of Gaston IV of Foix and Queen Eleanor of Navarre, and was the heir of both. As Crown Prince of Navarre, he was called Prince of Viana.[2]

Gaston of Foix, Prince of Viana
Died23 November 1470(1470-11-23) (aged 24–25)
Noble familyFoix
Spouse(s)Magdalena of Valois
FatherGaston IV of Foix
MotherEleanor of Navarre

He married Magdalena of Valois, a daughter of Charles VII of France and Marie of Anjou on 7 March 1461 at Lescar.[2] They had two children:[1]

Gaston died in 1470 from wounds received in a jousting tournament in Libourne, Aquitaine,[1] before his accession to the throne of Navarre. Consequently, Francis I and Catherine I rose to the throne successively, but it was Gaston's wife Magdalena who actually pulled the strings of the crown all the way to Catherine's marriage to John III of Albret in 1494, and her death in 1495.


  1. ^ a b c Anthony 1931, p. 10.
  2. ^ a b c d Fletcher 2013, p. 81.


  • Fletcher, Stella (2013). The Longman Companion to Renaissance Europe, 1390-1530. Routledge.
  • Anthony, R. (1931). Identification et Étude des Ossements des Rois de Navarre inhumés dans la Cathédrale de Lescar [Identification and Study of the Bones of the Kings of Navarre buried in the Cathedral of Lescar] (PDF). Archives du Muséum, 6e series (in French). Vol. VII. Masson et Cie.