Joan of Évreux
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Joan of Évreux (1310 – 4 March 1371) was Queen of France and Navarre as the third wife of King Charles IV of France. She was the daughter of his uncle Louis, Count of Évreux and Margaret of Artois. The royal couple's lack of sons caused the end of the direct line of the Capetian dynasty. Because she was Charles's first cousin, the couple required papal permission to marry, which they obtained from Pope John XXII. They had three daughters, Jeanne, Marie and Blanche, who were unable to inherit the throne under principles of Salic law.
|Queen consort of France and Navarre|
Countess consort of Champagne
|Died||4 March 1371 (aged 60–61)|
Château de Brie-Comte-Robert, Brie-Comte-Robert, France
Basilica of St Denis, France
|Spouse||Charles IV of France|
|Issue||Blanche, Duchess of Orléans|
|House||House of Évreux|
|Father||Louis, Count of Évreux|
|Mother||Margaret of Artois|
Jeanne died on 4 March 1371 in her château at Brie-Comte-Robert, in the Île-de-France region, some twenty miles southeast of Paris. She was buried at the Basilica of St Denis, the necropolis of the Kings of France.
Two of Jeanne's remarkable possessions survive: her book of hours and a statue of the Virgin and Child. The Book of Hours, known as the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, is in The Cloisters collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was commissioned from the artist Jean Pucelle between 1324 and 1328, probably as a gift from her husband. The book contains the usual prayers of the canonical hours as arranged for the laity along with the notable inclusion of the office dedicated to St Louis, her great-grandfather. The small statue of the Virgin and Child (gilded silver and enamel, 69 cm high), which Jeanne left to the monastery of St Denis outside Paris, is in the Louvre Museum.
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Title last held byMarie of Luxembourg
| Queen consort of Navarre
Title next held byJoan of France
| Queen consort of France
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