Isabella, Countess of Vertus

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Isabella of France (1348–1372) 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
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Château de Bois de Vincennes, France
SpouseGian Galeazzo Visconti
IssueGian Galeazzo Visconti
Azzone Visconti
Valentina, Duchess of Orléans
Carlo Visconti
FatherJohn II of France
MotherBonne of Bohemia


Born in Bois de Vincennes, Isabella was the youngest daughter of King John II of France[1] by his first wife, Bonne of Bohemia.[2]

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.[3] The couple had four children:

Only Valentina lived to adulthood;[4] Isabella died giving birth to Carlo in Pavia in 1372.[2][3]

Family tree of Isabella of VertusEdit


  1. ^ Ward, Prothero & Leathes 1934, p. table 22.
  2. ^ a b Adams 2010, p. 255.
  3. ^ a b c D'Ancona 1990, p. 112.
  4. ^ a b c d Andrea Gamberini (2000). Gian Galeazzo Visconti, duca di Milano (in Italian). Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, volume 54. Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed May 2020.


  • Adams, Tracy (2010). The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria. The Johns Hopkins University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • D'Ancona, Mirella Levi (1990). "La Vergine Maria nell'Offiziolo Visconteo: Parte I: Il Ms. BR 397 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze". La Bibliofilía (in Italian). Casa Editrice Leo S. Olschki s.r.l. Vol. 92, No. 2 (maggio-agosto): 109-143.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1934). The Cambridge Modern History. XIII. Cambridge at the University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

Regnal titles
New title Countess of Vertus
April 1361 – 11 September 1372
with Gian Galeazzo
Succeeded by