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This article is about the 14th century princess. For the Golden Girls character, see Blanche Devereaux.

Blanche of Navarre
Queen consort of France
Tenure 1350
Spouse Philip VI of France
House House of Valois
Father Philip III of Navarre
Mother Joan II of Navarre
Born 1331
Died 1398 (aged 66–67)
Neaufles-Saint-Martin, France
Burial Basilica of St Denis, Saint-Denis, France

Blanche of Navarre (French: Blanche de Navarre, Blanche d'Évreux; 1331 – 5 October 1398) was the Queen consort of Philip VI of France.

She was born a princess of Navarre, daughter of Joan II of Navarre and Philip III of Navarre.

Blanche was a sister of Charles II of Navarre and Maria, Queen of Aragon. Her maternal grandparents were Louis X of France and his first wife Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France.

Blanche and King Philip VI married on 11 January 1350. She was his second wife, after Joan who died of the plague. They had one daughter: Joan (1351–1371), who was intended to marry John I of Aragon, but who died upon the journey.

Blanche was interested in alchemy and had laboratories in some of her castles. She sponsored Nicolas Flamel.

Blanche died on 5 October 1398 at Neaufles-Saint-Martin, near Gisors, in Normandy. She is buried in the Basilica of St Denis, the necropolis of the Kings of France, north of Paris.

In Popular Culture

In conspiracy theories, such as the one promoted in The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail, Blanche of Navarre has been alleged to be the seventh Grand Master of the Priory of Sion.

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French royalty
Preceded by
Joan of Burgundy
Queen consort of France
1350
Succeeded by
Joanna I of Auvergne
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