Adventures in Genealogy

The Family Tree of Amber Dawn Buchholz

Category: France (page 1 of 3)

Sir William Bourchier

Sir William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu
My 17th Great Grandfather

Born: 
1374, Eu, Normandy, France
Died: 28 May 1420 in Troyes, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France

Father: Sir William Bourchier
Mother: Eleanor De Louvaine

Wife:
 Anne of Gloucester, Countess of Stafford
Children: John Bourchier, 1st Baron Berners

Sir William Bourchier

Sir William Bourchier, 1st Count of Eu was an English knight created by King Henry V. He fought at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. In 1417 he was in the retinue of King Henry V during his second expedition to France, and played a significant role in the capture of Normandy.

Charles II, King of Naples

Charles II, King of Naples
My 22nd Great Grandfather

Born: 1254, Anjou, France
Died: 5 May 1309, Napoli, Campania, Italy

Father: Charles I of Naples (aka Charles of Anjou)
Mother: Beatrice of Provence

Wife: Mary of Hungary, Queen of Naples
Children: Margaret of Naples, Countess of Anjou

Philip III, King of France

Philip III, King of France
My 22nd Great Grandfather

Born: 30 April 1245, Poissy, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Died: 5 October 1285, Perpignan, Pyrenees-Orientales, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

Father: Louis IX, King of France
Mother: Margaret of Provence

Wife: Isabella of Aragon
Children: Charles, Count of Valois; Philip IV, King of France

Charles, Count of Valois

Charles, Count of Valois
My 21st Great Grandfather

Born: 12 March 1270, France
Died: 16 December 1325, Nogent-le-Roi, Eure-et-Loir, France

Father: Philip III, King of France
Mother: Isabella of Aragon
Siblings: Philip IV, King of France

Wife: Margaret of Naples, Countess of Anjou
Children: Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut

William I, Count of Hainaut

William I, Count of Hainaut
My 20th Great Grandfather

Born: 1286, Avesnes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Died: 7 June 1337, Valenciennes, Hainaut*

Father: John II, Count of Hainaut
Mother: Philippa of Luxembourg

Wife: Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut
Children: Philippa of Hainault

*The medieval territory of Hainault included land that falls within current day Belgium and France. William died in the city of Valenciennes, which falls into the territory of modern day France.

Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut

Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut
My 20th Great Grandmother

Born: 1294, Longpont, Aisne, France
Died: 7 March 1342, Fontenelle, Yonne, France

Father: Charles of Valois
Mother: Margaret of Naples, Countess of Anjou

Husband: William I, Count of Hainaut
Children: Philippa of Hainault

Joan I of Navarre

Joan I of Navarre
My 21st Great Grandmother

Born: 1273, Bar-sur-Seine, Aube, France
Died: 2 April 1305, Chateau de Vincennes, France

Father: Henry I of Navarre
Mother: Blanche of Artois

Husband: Philip IV, King of France
Children: Isabella of France

Queen Joan founded the famous College of Navarre in Paris. Joan was bold, courageous, and enterprising. She even led an army against the Count of Bar when he rebelled against her.

Philip IV, King of France

Philip IV, King of France
My 21st Great Grandfather

Born: Spring 1268, Palace of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
Died: 29 November 1314, Palace of Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France

Father: Philip III, King of France
Mother: Isabella of Aragon
Siblings: Charles, Count of Valois

Wife: Joan I of Navarre
Children: Isabella of France

Isabella of France

Isabella of France
My 20th Great Grandmother

Born: 1295, Paris, France
Died: 22 August 1358, Hertfordshire, England

Father: Philip IV, King of France
Mother: Joan I of Navarre

Husband: Edward II, King of England
Children: Edward III, King of England

Queen Isabella was notable at the time for her beauty, diplomatic skills and intelligence.

Isabella depicted below in a contemporaneous portrait, and her portrayal by Sophie Marceau in Braveheart:

Philippa of Hainault

Philippa of Hainault
My 19th Great Grandmother

Born: 24 June 1314, Valenciennes, Hainault*
Died: 15 August 1369, Windsor Castle
Buried: Westminster Abbey

Father: William I, Count of Hainaut
Mother: Joan of Valois, Countess of Hainaut

Husband: Edward III, King of England
Children: Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester

*The medieval territory of Hainault included land that falls within current day Belgium and France. Philippa was born in the city of Valenciennes, which falls into the territory of modern day France.

Philippa was interested in learning and was an avid reader, as was her mother, Joan of Valois, who introduced French literary culture to the court of Hainaut. Founded in 1341, The Queen’s College, Oxford is named after Philippa.

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