Marie I, Countess of Auvergne

Marie I of Auvergne (September 1376 – 7 August 1437) was suo jure Countess of Auvergne and Countess of Boulogne (as Marie II) from 1424 to her death in 1437, having inherited the titles from her cousin Joan II, Countess of Auvergne. She was also styled Dame of Montgascon. She was the wife of Bertrand IV de La Tour, and the mother of Bertrand V de La Tour who succeeded her as Count of Auvergne and Boulogne.

Marie I & II
Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne
Dame of Montgascon
Reign1424 – 7 August 1437
PredecessorJoan II of Auvergne
SuccessorBertrand V de La Tour
BornSeptember 1376
France
Died7 August 1437
SpouseBertrand IV de La Tour, Seigneur de La Tour
IssueBertrand V de La Tour, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne
Jeanne de La Tour
Isabelle de La Tour
Louise de La Tour
HouseAuvergne
FatherGodfroy of Auvergne, Seigneur de Montgascon, Seigneur de Roche-Savine
MotherJeanne de Ventadour

LifeEdit

Marie was born in France in September 1376, the only child of Godfroy of Auvergne, Seigneur de Montgascon, Seigneur de Roche-Savine, and his second wife Jeanne de Ventadour. Her mother died shortly after Marie's birth on 19 September 1376. Her father married thirdly Blanche de Bouteiller de Senlis, which produced two half-siblings, Antoine and Marguerite.[1] Her father died in 1385, when Marie was nine years of age.

Sometime after 11 January 1389, Marie married Bertrand IV, Seigneur de La Tour, the son of Guy de La Tour and Marthe Rogier de Beaufort. Her husband Bertrand died in 1423, sometime after 23 September. She inherited her titles the following year.

ReignEdit

She succeeded her cousin Joan II as Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne upon the latter's death in 1424, as Joan's marriages to John, Duke of Berry, and Georges de la Trémoille had been childless.

She ruled as countess until her own death, which occurred on 7 August 1437.[2] Her only son, Bertrand succeeded her as count of Auvergne and Boulogne.

IssueEdit

Marie and Bertrand had four children:[3]

  • Bertrand V de La Tour, Seigneur de La Tour, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne (died March 1461), married in 1416 Jacquette du Peschin (c.1400- 1473) by whom he had six children. His descendants (among which there is his great-granddaughter Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel) were known by the name of de La Tour d'Auvergne.
  • Jeanne de La Tour (c.1390- before 1416), married Beraud III, Count of Clermont (1375–1426) by whom she had one daughter, Jeanne.
  • Isabelle de La Tour (b.1395), married 12 September 1419 Louis Armand Chalancon, Viscount of Polignac (1379-1452) by whom she had six children.
  • Louise de La Tour (died 14 June 1471), married firstly Tristan de Clermont-Lodève; she married secondly Claude de Montagu, Seigneur de Couches et d'Espoisses. Both marriages were childless.

AncestryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Aquitaine
  2. ^ Cawley, Medieval Lands, Aquitaine
  3. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Aquitaine
French nobility
Preceded by Countess of Auvergne
1424–1437
Succeeded by
Countess of Boulogne
1424–1437