Marie of France, Duchess of Bar

This article is about the daughter of John II of France. For the daughter of Charles of Valois, see Marie of Valois, Duchess of Calabria. For other people named Marie of Valois, see Marie of Valois (disambiguation).
Marie of Valois
Born (1344-09-18)18 September 1344
Died 15 October 1404(1404-10-15) (aged 60)
Spouse Robert I, Duke of Bar
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Henry of Bar
Edward III of Bar
John of Bar
Louis, Duke of Bar
Yolande, Queen of Aragon
House Valois
Father John II of France
Mother Bonne of Bohemia

Marie of France (18 September 1344 – 15 October 1404) was the sixth child and second daughter of John II of France and Bonne of Bohemia.[1]

Marriage and issue

In 1364, Marie married Robert I, Duke of Bar.[1] Marie had an extensive library and obtained works about a variety of topics. She read romances and poetry, but also works about history and theology. Jean d'Arras dedicated his Roman de Mélusine to Marie.[2]

Marie and Robert I were parents to eleven children:


  1. 1 2 Jean d'Arras, Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan, transl. Donald Maddox, (The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2012), 234.
  2. Pit Péporté, Constructing the Middle Ages: Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 77.

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