Blanche of Artois

Female 1248 - 1302  (54 years)

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  • Name Blanche of Artois 
    Born 1248 
    Gender Female 
    Died 02 May 1302 
    Person ID I678  King of Scots
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2009 

    Family Edmund I Crouchback Earl of Lancaster,   b. 16 Jan 1245, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1296, Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Aquitaine, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 03 Feb 1276  Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2009 
    Family ID F279  Group Sheet

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    • Blanche of Artois (1248 ? May 2, 1302) was the queen regent of Navarre from 1274 to 1284, and later became Countess of Lancaster by marrying into the English royal family. She was the daughter of Count Robert I of Artois and Matilda of Brabant. From 1274 to 1284 she ruled Navarre and the counties of Brie, Champagne, Troyes et Meaux for her daughter, Joan I of Navarre (ruled 1274 to 1305).

      Her paternal grandparents were Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. Her maternal grandparents were Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen, daughter of Philip of Swabia.

      Blanche married Henry I of Navarre (ruled 1270-1274) who died in 1274. They had two children:

      Theobald - d. 1270 fell from a battlement at the castle of Estella
      Joan I of Navarre, who became Queen regnant of Navarre and Queen consort of France
      After Henry's death, Blanche married Edmund Crouchback (1245-1296), in 1276, an English prince who was a younger son of Henry III and Eleanor of Provence. Edmund was also a widower, his young wife having died the same year as Blanche's husband.

      Edmund and Blanche had four children:

      Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster (b. 1278)
      Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (b. 1281)
      John Plantagenet, Lord of Beaufort (c. 1282 - 1327)
      Mary Plantagenet (c. 1284 - c. 1289)

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