Isabella, Countess of Vertus
Isabella of France (1 October 1348 – 11 September 1373) was a French princess and member of the House of Valois, as well as the wife of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, who after her death became Duke of Milan.
|Countess of Vertus|
|Born||1 October 1348|
Château de Bois de Vincennes, France
|Died||11 September 1373 (aged 24)|
|Spouse||Gian Galeazzo Visconti|
|Issue||Gian Galeazzo Visconti|
Valentina, Duchess of Orléans
|Father||John II of France|
|Mother||Bonne of Bohemia|
Her maternal uncle Count Amadeus VI of Savoy arranged her marriage with Gian Galeazzo Visconti. As her dowry, Isabella received the county of Sommières, exchanged later for the county of Vertus. On 8 October 1360, Isabella and Gian Galeazzo were married in Milan, and six months later, in April 1361, she was declared sovereign Countess of Vertus. The couple had four children:
- Gian Galeazzo (b. Pavia, 4 March 1366 – d. bef. 1376).
- Azzone (b. Pavia, 1368 – d. Pavia, 4 October 1381).
- Valentina (b. Pavia, 1371 – d. Château de Blois, Loir-et-Cher, 14 December 1408), married on 17 August 1389 to Louis, Duke of Orleans
- Carlo (b. Pavia, 11 September 1373 – d. Pavia, 1374).
Family tree of Isabella of VertusEdit
|Ancestors of Isabella, Countess of Vertus|
|New title|| Countess of Vertus
April 1361 – 11 September 1372
with Gian Galeazzo