Joan I, Countess of Auvergne

Joan I of Auvergne
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Coronation of King John and Queen Joan
Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne
Reign 1332–1360
Predecessor William XII of Auvergne
Successor Philip of Rouves
Queen consort of France
Tenure 1350–1360
Born 8 May 1326
Died 29 September 1360(1360-09-29) (aged 34)
Spouse Philip of Burgundy
John II of France
among others...
Philip I, Duke of Burgundy
House Auvergne
Father William XII, Count of Auvergne
Mother Marguerite d'Évreux
Religion Roman Catholicism

Joan I of Auvergne (8 May 1326 – 29 September 1360, Chateau d'Argilly) was ruling Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne in 1332–1360, and Queen of France by her marriage to King John II.


She was the daughter of William XII, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, by his wife, Margaret, a sister of Philip III of Navarre. She inherited the counties of Auvergne and Boulogne after the death of her father.

Her first husband was Philip of Burgundy, who held the title Count of Auvergne by virtue of their marriage. They had one surviving child, Philip, who would be for much of his brief life Duke of Burgundy (by inheriting the title from his grandfather).

Following the death of her husband, Joan married John II of France on 13 February 1350; she became Queen consort of France in the following year. This was a second marriage for them both, John's first wife, Bonne of Bohemia, had died of Black Death and had left John with eight children, so there was little pressure for Joan to give birth to a son and heir. Joan's son, Philip became a ward of the King. She had three children with King John, two girls and an unnamed son, all of whom died young. Joan died in 1360. Her possessions were inherited by her son.


By her first husband, Philip, Joan had the following issue:

By her second husband, John, Joan had two short-lived daughters, Blanche (November 1350) and Catherine (1352), and a short-lived son (1353).