World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Marie of Valois, Prioress of Poissy

Article Id: WHEBN0028343510
Reproduction Date:

Title: Marie of Valois, Prioress of Poissy  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Charles VI of France, Isabeau of Bavaria, Marie of Valois
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Marie of Valois, Prioress of Poissy

For other people named Marie of Valois, see Marie of Valois (disambiguation).
Marie of France
House House of Valois
Father Charles VI of France
Mother Isabeau of Bavaria
Born July or August 1393
Bois de Vincennes, Paris
Died 19 August 1438
Palais Royal, Paris
Religion Roman Catholic

Marie of France (July or August 1393 – 19 August 1438) was the daughter of Charles VI and his wife, Isabeau of Bavaria. She was a member of the House of Valois and became a nun.

Life

Marie was born at the Bois de Vincennes and was the sixth of twelve children, eight of them including Marie lived to adulthood.

Marie's father was known to suffer from a hereditary mental illness. Isabeau had destined her daughter for the church, possibly because she saw her husband's madness as a punishment from God.[1]

Marie entered the convent of Poissy on 8 September 1397, taking her vows as a nun on 26 May 1408. She was the only one of the children that had a religious life; the rest of her surviving siblings were married off.

At the time Marie entered the convent the prioress was her great-aunt, Marie of Bourbon, who was the sister of the younger Marie's paternal grandmother, Joanna of Bourbon. Entering the convent with young Marie as a companion was another Marie, the daughter of Christine de Pizan. Christine described a visit to Poissy in 1400 in her work "Le Livre du Dit de Poissy,"[2] where she was greeted "joyously and tenderly" by the seven year old Marie of Valois and the Prioress. Christine also described Marie's lodgings as befitting a royal princess.[3]

Marie later became prioress of the convent. She lived out the rest of her life here. She died of the Black Death on 19 August 1438 at the Palais Royal in Paris and is buried at the convent.[4] The only of her siblings who survived her was King Charles VII.

Ancestry

References

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.