Wedding of Jeanne d'Albret & Antoine de Bourbon
French Royal Anniversary -October 20th
Wedding of Jeanne d'Albret & Antoine de Bourbon 20 October 1548 at Moulins in the Bourbonnaise .Jeanne was the heiress to the kingdom of Navarre and Antoine was first Prince of the blood,he was next in line to the French Throne after the Valois Princes.This was possibly the last great feudal marriage in French history and their territorial lands united covered much of south Western France.The couple had two children a son who became Henri IV of France and a daughter,Catherine Duchess of Lorraine.
Jeanne d'Albret - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Antoine of Navarre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From birth Jeanne was styled Madame la Princesse de Navarre.
From her marriage to Antoine de Bourbon she became Duchess of Vendôme,Duchess of Beaumont ,Countess of Marle,La Fère and Soissons .
In 1555,following the death of her father Henri II of Navarre,Jeanne d'Albret was Queen of Navarre,Duchess of Albret,Countess of Limoges,Foix,Armagnac,Bigorre,Périgord,Viscountess of Bearn,Princess of Andora.
Jeanne d'Albret /Jeanne III,Queen of Navarre
Jeanne was born on November 16th,1528 the only surviving child of Henri II of Navarre and Marguerite of Angoulême (sister of Francois I of France).In 1555,Jeanne became Monarch of the French portion of Navarre,but she also held vast domains within the Kingdom of France.
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