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Blanche de Bourgogne
Queen consort of France and Navarre
Tenure 1322
Spouse Charles IV of France
House House of Capet
Father Otto IV, Count of Burgundy
Mother Mahaut, Countess of Artois
Born c. 1296
Died 29 April 1326 (aged 29–30)
Maubuisson Abbey, Pontoise

Blanche of Burgundy (French: Blanche de Bourgogne) (c. 1296 – 29 April 1326) was queen of France and Navarre for a few months in 1322 due to her marriage to the future king Charles IV.

Biography

She was the daughter of Otto IV, Count of Burgundy and Mahaut, Countess of Artois. She married Charles IV, third son of Philip IV at Corbeil on 20 May 1308.

The couple had two children:

  • Philip of France (1314–22), died young
  • Joan of France (1315–39)[citation needed]

Accusing her of adultery during the Tour de Nesle affair, her father-in-law threw Blanche and her supposed accomplices - her sister-in-law Margaret and sister Joan - into the fortress of Château-Gaillard at the beginning of 1314.

She was still there in 1322 during the crowning of her husband Charles IV. The king refused to free her. Their marriage was annulled by Pope John XXII on 19 May 1322.

Blanche saw the end of her days at Maubuisson Abbey, near Pontoise, in April 1326.

French royalty
Preceded by
Joan II, Countess of Burgundy
Queen consort of Navarre
1322
Succeeded by
Marie of Luxembourg
Queen of France
1322
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