VALOIS,  King Philippe VI  de  of FRANCE

VALOIS, King Philippe VI de of FRANCE

Male 1293 - 1350  (57 years)

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  • Name VALOIS, Philippe VI de  
    Title King 
    Suffix of FRANCE 
    Nickname the Fortunate 
    Born 1293  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1350  Nogent-Le-Roi, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Denis Basilica, Isle De France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Philippe VI, the Fortunate, (1293 - August 22, 1350) was King of France from 1328 to 1350. He was the son of Charles of Valois and would become the first king of the Valois Dynasty.

      In 1328, King Charles IV of France died without a direct descendant. Philippe was one of the two chief claimants to the throne along with King Edward III of England whose mother, Isabella of France, was the late King Charles' sister. Philippe ascended to the crown based on Salic law which forbade females and those descended in the female line to succeed to the throne. He was crowned on May 27, 1328 at the Cathedral in Reims.

      In July, 1313, Philippe VI married Jeanne of Burgundy. In an ironic twist to his ascendancy to the throne, the intelligent, strong-willed Jeanne was said to be the brains behind the throne and the real ruler of France.

      Their children were:
      Jean II (April 26, 1319 - April 8, 1364)
      Marie (1326 - 1333)
      Louis (January 17, 1328 - January 17, 1328)
      Louis (June 8, 1330 - June 23, 1330)
      Jean (1333 - 1333)
      Philippe (1336 - 1375)
      Jeanne (1337 - 1337)
      After Jeanne died in 1348, Philippe VI married Blanche d'Evreux on January 11, 1350. They had one daughter: Jeanne (1351 - 1371).

      The reign of Philippe VI was punctuated with crises, many of which were the result of defeats on the battlefield, in particular at the Battle of l'Ecluse in 1340 and again at Crécy in 1346. In 1348 the bubonic plague struck, killing one-third of the entire population. The labor shortage caused inflation to soar and the king attempted to fix prices, further de-stabilizing the country. On his death, France was still very much a divided country filled with social unrest.

      King Philippe VI died at Nogent-le-roi, Eure-et-Loir on August 22, 1350 and is interred with his wife, Blanche de Navarre (1330 - 1398) in Saint Denis Basilica. He was succeeded by the son of Jeanne of Burgundy, Jean II.
    Person ID I156661  voyer_7_28_2008
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2010 

    Father VALOIS-MAINE, Charles III de of ANJOU,   b. 1271,   d. 16 Dec 1325, Nogent-Le-Roi, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother ANJOU, Marguerite D' of SICILY-NAPLES,   b. 1276, Napoli, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1299  (Age 23 years) 
    Family ID F60664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BURGUNDY, Princess Joanna of,   b. 1293, , , Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1338, Paris (Paris : 750056), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1313  Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. FRANCE, Jean II of,   b. 26 Apr 1319, Château de Gué-de-Maulny, , France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1364, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2008 14:50:35 
    Family ID F14887  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 EVREUX, Blanche D',   b. Abt 1333,   d. 1398  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1350 
    Children 
     1. VALOIS, Jeanne De,   b. 1351,   d. 1371  (Age 20 years)
    Family ID F26269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1293 - France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jul 1313 - Fontainebleau, Ile-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Aug 1350 - Nogent-Le-Roi, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Denis Basilica, Isle De France, France Link to Google Earth
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