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Jeanne d'Évreux
Queen consort of France and Navarre
Statue of Jeanne d'Évreux
Tenure 1325-1328
Spouse Charles IV of France
Blanche de France, Duchess of Orléans
House House of Capet
Father Louis d'Évreux
Mother Marguerite d'Artois
Born 1310
Died 4 March 1371 (aged 60–61)
Château de Brie-Comte-Robert, France
Burial Basilica of St Denis, France

Jeanne d'Évreux (1310 – 4 March 1371) was the third wife of King Charles IV of France, daughter of his uncle Louis d'Évreux and Margaret of Artois. She bore no male heir, thus "causing" the end of the direct line of the Capetian dynasty. She was also the king's cousin, so Pope John XXII had to agree on the marriage, Jeanne bore Charles two daughters, Marie and Blanche.

Two of Jeanne's remarkable possessions survive—her prayer book and a statue of the Virgin and Child. The Book of Hours, known as the Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, is held in The Cloisters collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The small statue of the Virgin and Child (gilded silver and enamel, 69 cm high), which Jeanne left to the monastery of St Denis outside Paris, is in the Louvre Museum.

Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux

The illuminated manuscript book of hours called Hours of Jeanne d'Évreux was commissioned from the artist Jean Pucelle between 1324 and 1328, probably as a gift from her husband Charles IV. The book contains the usual prayers of the Canonical hours as arranged for the laity along with the notable inclusion of the office dedicated to St Louis, her great-grandfather.

Jeanne d'Évreux died on 4 March 1371 in her château at Brie-Comte-Robert, in the Île-de-France region, some twenty miles south-east of Paris. She was buried at the Basilica of St Denis, the necropolis of the Kings of France.

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French royalty
Preceded by
Marie of Luxembourg
Queen consort of Navarre
1325 – 1328
Succeeded by
Joan of France
Queen consort of France
1325 – 1328
Succeeded by
Joan the Lame


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