Maria of Brabant, Queen of France

Female 1254 - 1322  (67 years)

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  • Name Maria of Brabant 
    Suffix Queen of France 
    Born 13 May 1254  Leuven, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Jan 1322  Les Mureaux, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Cordeliers Convent, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I46922  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 

    Family Phillip III of France, King of France,   b. 30 Apr 1245, Poissy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1285, Perpignan, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1274  [1, 2
     1. Margaret of France, Queen Consort of England,   b. ~ 1279, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1318, Marlborough Castle, Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)
     2. Blanche, Duchess of Austria
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F17222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 May 1254 - Leuven, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jan 1322 - Les Mureaux, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cordeliers Convent, Paris, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Marie of Brabant

      Queen consort of France
      Tenure 21 August 1274 – 5 October 1285
      Born 13 May 1254
      Died 12 January 1322 (aged 67)
      Les Mureaux, France
      Burial Cordeliers Convent, Paris
      Spouse Philip III of France
      Issue Louis d'âEvreux
      Blanche, Duchess of Austria
      Margaret, Queen of England
      House House of Reginar
      Father Henry III, Duke of Brabant
      Mother Adelaide of Burgundy
      Religion Roman Catholicism
      Marie of Brabant (13 May 1254 – 12 January 1322[1]) was Queen of France from 1274 until 1285 as the second wife of King Philip III. Born in Leuven, Brabant, she was a daughter of Henry III, Duke of Brabant, and Adelaide of Burgundy.[2]

      1 Queen
      2 Queen dowager
      3 Ancestry
      4 See also
      5 Notes
      6 Sources
      Marie married the widowed Philip III of France on 21 August 1274.[3] His first wife, Isabella of Aragon, had already given birth to three surviving sons: Louis, Philip and Charles.

      Philip was under the strong influence of his mother, Margaret of Provence, and his minion, surgeon and chamberlain (Chambellan) Pierre de La Broce. Not being French, Marie stood out at the French court. In 1276, Marie's stepson Louis died under suspicious circumstances. Marie was suspected of ordering him to be poisoned.[4] La Brosse, who was also suspected, was imprisoned and later executed for the murder.

      Queen dowager
      After the death of Philip III in 1285, Marie lost some of her political influence, and dedicated her life to their three children: Louis (May 1276 – 19 May 1319), Blanche (1278 - 19 March 1305) and Margaret (died in 1318).[5] Her stepson Philip IV was crowned king of France on 6 January 1286 in Reims.

      Together with Joan I of Navarre and Blanche of Artois, she negotiated peace in 1294 between England and France with Edmund Crouchback, the younger brother of Edward I of England.[6]

      Marie lived through Philip IV's reign and she outlived her children. She died in 1322, aged 67, in the monastery at Les Mureaux, near Meulan, where she had withdrawn to in 1316. Marie was not buried in the royal necropolis of Basilica of Saint-Denis, but in the Cordeliers Convent, in Paris. Destroyed in a fire in 1580, the church was rebuilt in the following years.


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      Ancestors of Marie of Brabant, Queen of France
      See also
      Marie of Brabant (disambiguation)
      Viard 1930, p. 362 note3.
      Dunbabin 2011, p. xiv.
      Bradbury 2007, p. 238.
      Jordan 2009, p. 141.
      Stanton 2001, p. 219.
      Morris 2008, p. 267-268.
      Bradbury, Jim (2007). The Capetians, Kings of France 987-1328. Hambledon Continuum.
      Dunbabin, Jean (2011). The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305. Cambridge University Press.
      Jordan, William Chester (2009). A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century. Princeton University Press.
      Morris, Marc (2008). Edward I and the Forging of Britain. Windmill Books.
      Stanton, Anne Rudloff (2001). The Queen Mary Psalter: A Study of Affect and Audience. Volume 91 Part 6. American Philosophical Society.
      Viard, Jules Marie âEdouard (1930). Grandes Chroniques de France. Librairie Ancienne Honorâe Champion.
      French royalty
      Preceded by
      Isabella of Aragon Queen consort of France
      1274–1285 Succeeded by
      Joan I of Navarre

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  • Sources 
    1. [S10109] "Margaret of France, Queen of England (1279-1318), biography, accessed & downloaded Wedesday, December 7th, 2016 by Davi.

    2. [S14726] "Marie of Brabant, Queen of France (1254-1322)", Biography,,_Queen_of_Fra.