Blanche of Navarre (1331–1398)

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Blanche of Navarre (1331–1398)

Queen of France. Name variations: (Spanish) Blanca de Navarra. Born in 1331 (some sources cite 1330); died in 1398; daughter of Philip III, king of Navarre (r. 1328–1349), andJoan II of Navarre (1309–1349), queen of Navarre (r. 1328–1349); married Philip VI of Valois (1293–1350), king of France (r. 1328–1350), in 1349; children: Jeanne (who married John of Aragon, duke of Gironda).

Following his marriage to Jeanne of Burgundy who died in 1348, King Philip VI of France married Blanche of Navarre in 1349; he died the following year. When Blanche died in 1398, she left behind a valuable collection of manuscripts.