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Catherine I of Navarre/Catherine de Foix

Catherine I of Navarre/Catherine de Foix

The French born Catherine de Foix was the last monarch of a untied Kingdom of Navarre prior to the annexation of southern Navarre by Ferdinand II of Aragon.Catherine was the daughter of Gaston de Foix, Prince of Viana and Magdalena of France (sister of Louis XI).In 1484,Catherine married Jean d'Albret,Count de Périgord,Viscount of Limoges and Tartas.The couple had many children,most of whom little or nothing is known about except Henri II of Navarre and his sister,Isabeau d'Albret ,Viscountess de Rohan.

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Catherine in her own right was Queen of Navarre,duchess of Gandia, Montblanc, and Peñafiel, Countess of Foix, Bigorre, and Ribagorza, and Viscountess of Béarn.

By her marriage to Jean d'Albret she was Countess de Périgord,Viscountess de Limoges,de Tartas and dame d'Albret.

A sister of Jean d'Albret,Charlotte Dame de Châlus married the notorious Cesare Borgia in 1499.
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A cousin of Catherine was Gaston de Foix, Duke of Nemours who died following the Battle of Ravenna on the 11th of April 1512.

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Gaston's parents were John de Foix,Count d'Étampes , Viscount of Narbonne and Marie of Orléans (sister of Louis XII).Their daughter was Germaine de Foix who married Ferdinand II in March,1506.

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Queen Catherine's sister in law,Charlotte d'Albret married Cesare Borgia in 1499 and became Duchess of Valentinois.The Couple had one surviving child,a daughter Louise Borgia,Dame de Châlus & Duchess of Valentinois.Charlotte's older brother Jean d'Albret married the queen of Navarre in 1484.

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I found this portrait of Catherine I, Queen regnant of Navarre (reigned 1483-1517).

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Madeleine de France,mother of Queen Catherine I, of Navarre.Born a Princess of France,Madeleine married Gaston de Foix,Prince de Viana and Viscount Castelbon in 1461.Madeleine de France was a daughter of King Charles VII of France and a younger sister of Louis XI of France.Madeleine acted as princess- Regent of Navarre 1479 - 1494.

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