Jeanne of Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon

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Jeanne de Bourbon (1465 – 22 January 1511) was a daughter of John II, Count of Vendôme and Isabelle de Beauvau.

Jeanne de Bourbon
Duchess of Bourbon
Countess of Auvergne
Baroness de la Garde
Jeanne de Bourbon-Vendôme.jpg
DiedJanuary 22, 1511 (aged 45–46)
Noble familyHouse of Bourbon
Spouse(s)John II, Duke of Bourbon
John III, Count of Auvergne
IssueLouis, Count of Clermont
Anne, Countess of Auvergne
Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne
FatherJohn II, Count of Vendôme
MotherIsabelle de Beauvau

Family and lineageEdit

She was a daughter of John II, Count of Vendôme[1] and Isabelle de Beauvau.[2] Her maternal grandparents were Louis de Beauvau, Seneschal of Anjou and Marguerite de Chambley.[clarification needed]

Her paternal grandparents were Louis, Count of Vendôme and Jeanne of Laval. Louis had served as both Grand Chamberman of France and Grand Master of France. He was a prominent member of the Armagnac party.

Marriages and issuesEdit

She married first John II, Duke of Bourbon in 1487. The groom was about sixty-one years old and the bride only twenty-two. John had survived two previous wives and his only son. He was in a need of an heir; however, they had only one son:

  • Louis, Count of Clermont (1488). He was the desired heir but did not long survive his birth.

John II died the same year as his second and last known son.

Jeanne remained a widow for seven years. On 11 January 1495, Jeanne married her second husband John III, Count of Auvergne.[1] They had:

  1. Anne,[3] married John Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany.
  2. Madeleine, married Lorenzo II, Duke of Urbino.[1] She was the mother of Catherine de' Medici.[1]

John III died on 28 March 1501.

On March 27, 1503 she married her third and final husband, François de La Pause, baron de la Garde. They had no children.


  1. ^ a b c d Wellman 2013, p. 83.
  2. ^ Antonetti 2000, p. 45.
  3. ^ Bleeke 2017, p. 75.


  • Antonetti, Guy (2000). "Les Princes Etrangers". In Bardet, Jean-Pierre (ed.). Etat et société en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (in French). Presses l'Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.
  • Bleeke, Marian (2017). Motherhood and Meaning in Medieval Sculpture: Representations from France, C.1100-1500. The Boydell Press.
  • Wellman, Kathleen (2013). Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France. Yale University Press.

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