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Encyclopedia > List of Queens and Empresses of France

This is a list of the women who have been Queens consort or Empresses consort of the realm of France. As all monarchs of France have been required by law to be male, there has never been a Queen or Empress regnant of France. King George V of the United Kingdom and his consort, Queen Mary A queen consort is the wife and consort of a reigning king. ... Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ...

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Capetian Dynasty, Direct Line

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Adelaide of Aquitaine Hugh Capet of France
Susanna of Italy Robert II of France
Bertha of Burgundy
Constance of Arles
Matilda of Frisia Henry I of France
Anne of Kiev
Bertha of Holland Philip I of France
Bertrade de Montfort
Adélaide de Maurienne Louis VI of France
Eleanor of Aquitaine  ? Louis VII of France
Constance of Castile 1154
Adèle of Champagne ?
Isabelle of Hainaut 29 May 1180 Philip II of France
Ingeborg of Denmark 25 August 1193
Blanche of Castile 6 August 1223 Louis VIII of France
Marguerite of Provence  ? Louis IX of France
Isabella of Aragon Not crowned Philip III of France
Maria of Brabant 24 June 1275
Joan I of Navarre  ? Philip IV of France
Margaret of Burgundy 1290 23 September 1305 29 November 1314 Never Crowned 15 August 1315 Louis X of France
Clémence d'Anjou 1293 19 August 1315 24 August 1315 5 June 1316 12 October 1328
Jeanne II, Countess of Burgundy 1291 1307 20 November 1316  ? 3 January 1322 21 January 1330 Philip V of France
Blanche of Burgundy c.1296 1308 3 January 1322 Never Crowned 19 May 1322 April 1326 Charles IV of France
Marie de Luxembourg 1304 21 September 1322 15 May 1323 26 March 1324
Jeanne d'Evreux 1310 5 July 1325 11 May 1326 1 February 1328 husband's death 4 March 1371
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Adele or Adelaide of Aquitaine (or Adelaide of Poitiers) (c. ... Hugh Capet (French: Hugues Capet) (938 – October 24, 996) was King of France from 987 to 996. ... Robert II the Pious (French: Robert II le Pieux) (March 27, 972 – July 20, 1031) was King of France from 996 to 1031. ... Constance of Arles (973 - July 25, 1034) was the third wife and queen of King Robert II of France. ... Henry I (French: Henri Ier) (May 4, 1008–August 4, 1060) was King of France from 1031 to 1060. ... Princess Anne of Kiev or Anna Yaroslavna (b. ... Bertha of Holland (c. ... Philip I (French: Philippe Ier) (May 23, 1052 – July 29, 1108) was King of France from 1060 to 1108. ... Bertrade de Montfort (died 1117) was the daughter of Simon de Montfort-lAmaury and Agnes, Countess of Evreux. ... Adelasia of Moriana (fr. ... Louis VI the Fat (French: Louis VI le Gros) (December 1, 1081 – August 1, 1137) was king of France from 1108 to 1137. ... Eleanor of Aquitaine For other Eleanors of England, see Eleanor of England (disambiguation) Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122[1] – April 1, 1204) was one of the wealthiest and most powerful women in Europe during the High Middle Ages. ... Louis VII the Younger (French: Louis VII le Jeune) (1120 – September 18, 1180) was King of France from 1137 to 1180. ... Adèle de Champagne (c. ... Isabelle of Hainaut (1170 - 1190) was queen consort of France. ... Philip II Augustus (French: Philippe II Auguste) (August 21, 1165 – July 14, 1223), was King of France from 1180 to 1223. ... Blanche of Castile (March 4, 1188 – November 26, 1252), wife of Louis VIII of France. ... Louis VIII the Lion (French: Louis VIII le Lion) (September 5, 1187 – November 8, 1226) reigned as King of France from 1223 to 1226. ... Marguerite Berenger of Provence (St. ... Only representation of Saint Louis known to be true to life - Early 14th century statue from the church of Mainneville, Eure, France King Louis IX of France or Saint Louis (April 25, 1214/1215 – August 25, 1270) was King of France from 1226 until his death. ... Isabella of Aragon (1247 – January 28, 1271), infanta of Aragon, was, by marriage, Queen consort of France in the Middle Ages from 1270 to 1271. ... Philippe III Philip III the Bold ( French: Philippe III le Hardi) (April 3, 1245 – October 5, 1285) reigned as King of France from 1270 to 1285. ... Maria of Brabant (1256, Leuven – January 12, 1321, Murel), Queen consort of France. ... Jeanne (or Joan or Johanna) of Navarre (c. ... Philip IV the Fair (French: Philippe IV le Bel) (1268 – November 29, 1314) was King of France from 1285 until his death. ... Louis X of France Louis X the Quarreller, also called the Headstrong or the Stubborn, (French: Louis X le Hutin, Spanish: Luis el Obstinado) (October 4, 1289 – June 5, 1316), King of France from 1314 to 1316, was a member of the Capetian Dynasty. ... Philip V the Tall (French: Philippe V le Long) (1293 - January 3, 1322) was King of France from 1316 to 1322, a member of the Capetian dynasty. ... Charles IV the Fair (French: Charles IV le Bel) (1294 – February 1, 1328), a member of the Capetian Dynasty, reigned as King of France from 1322 to 1328. ... Image File history File links Mariage_de_Charles_IV_le_Bel_et_de_Marie_de_Luxembourg. ... Jeanne dEvreux ( 1310- 1371) was the third wife of King Charles IV of France. ...

Capetian Dynasty, House of Valois (Direct Line)

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Joan the Lame 1293 July 1313 1 Febrary/1 April 1328 27 May 1328 12 September 1348 Philip VI of France
Blanche d'Evreux 1330-1333 January of either 1349 or 1350 Not crowned 22 August 1350 husband's death 5 October 1398
Joanna I of Auvergne 8 May 1326 13 February 1349 22 August 1350 26 September 1350 29 September 1360 John II of France
Joanna of Bourbon 3 February 1338 1350 8 April 1364 19 May 1364 4 February 1378 Charles V of France
Isabeau of Bavaria c.1370 17 July 1385 1389 21 October 1422
husband's death
24 September 1435 Charles VI of France
Marie of Anjou 1401? 18 December 1422  ? 22 July 1461
husband's death
1463 Charles VII of France
Charlotte of Savoy between 1440 and 1445 14 February? November? 1451 22 July 1461  ? 30 August 1483
husband's death
1 December 1483 Louis XI of France
Anne of Brittany 25 January 1477 6 December 1491 8 February 1492 7 April 1498
husband's death
9 January 1514 Charles VIII of France
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Philip VI of France Philip VI of Valois (French: Philippe VI de Valois; 1293 – August 22, 1350) was the King of France from 1328 to his death, and Count of Anjou, Maine, and Valois 1325–1328. ... Blanche dEvreux (1333 - 1398) was a French princess. ... John II the Good (French: Jean II le Bon) (April 16, 1319 – April 8, 1364), was King of France 1350–1364, Duke of Normandy and Count of Anjou and Maine 1332–1350, Count of Poitiers 1344–1350, and Duke of Guienne 1345–1350. ... Jeanne de Bourbon (Vincennes, February 3, 1338 – February 6, 1378, Paris) was the Queen consort of France, due to her marriage to King Charles V. Jeanne was the daughter of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon and Isabelle de Valois, a half-sister of Philip VI of France as the daughter... Charles V the Wise (French: Charles V le Sage) (January 31, 1338 – September 16, 1380) was king of France from 1364 to 1380 and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... Isabeau de Bavière (also Isabella of Bavaria-Ingolstadt; ca. ... Charles VI Charles VI the Well-Beloved, later known as the Mad (French: Charles VI le Bien-Aimé, later known as le Fol) (December 3, 1368 – October 21, 1422) was a King of France (1380 – 1422) and a member of the Valois Dynasty. ... Image File history File links Marie_danjou. ... Marie of Anjou, Queen of France Marie of Anjou (1404–1463) was the daughter of Louis II of Anjou, King of Naples, titular King of Sicily, and Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Aragon, herself daughter of John I of Aragon. ... Charles VII the Victorious, a. ... Charlotte de Savoie (1445-1483), daughter of Louis, duke of Savoy (also known as Louis I), and Anne of Chypre-Lusignan, married dauphin Louis de France (future Louis XI), on November 14, 1451, who, in spite of her virtues, neglected her (for example, upon his succession to the throne of... Louis XI the Prudent (French: Louis XI le Prudent) (July 3, 1423 – August 30, 1483), also informally nicknamed luniverselle aragne (old French for universal spider), or the Spider King, was King of France (1461–1483). ... Picture of the statue of Anne of Britanny located near the castle in Nantes, France Anne of Brittany (January 25, 1477 – January 9, 1514) was also known as Anna of Brittany and Anne de Bretagne. ... Charles VIII the Affable (French: Charles VIII lAffable) (June 30, 1470 – April 7, 1498) was King of France from 1483 to his death. ...

Capetian Dynasty, House of Valois (Orléans Branch)

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Joan of France, Duchess of Berry 23 April 1464 8 September 1476 7 April 1498
husband's ascension
Not crowned December 1498
annulment
4 February 1505 Louis XII of France
Anne of Brittany 25 January 1477 8 January 1499 9 January 1514
Mary Tudor 18 March 1496 9 October 1514 1 January 1515
husband's death
25 June 1533
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Jeanne de France (1464 - 4 February 1505) was Duchess of Berry, and 1473-1498 duchess consort of Orleans. ... Louis XII the Father of the People (French: Louis XII le Père du Peuple) (June 27, 1462 – January 1, 1515) was King of France 1498 – January 1, 1515. ... Picture of the statue of Anne of Britanny located near the castle in Nantes, France Anne of Brittany (January 25, 1477 – January 9, 1514) was also known as Anna of Brittany and Anne de Bretagne. ... Mary Tudor (March 18, 1496 – June 25, 1533) was the younger sister of Henry VIII of England and queen consort of France due to her marriage to Louis XII. Mary was the fifth child of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and the youngest to survive infancy. ...

Capetian Dynasty, House of Valois (Angoulême Branch)

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Claude of France 14 October 1499 18 May 1514 1 January 1515
husband's ascension
10 May 1517 20 July 1524 Francis I of France
Eleanor of Spain 15 November 1498 4 July 1530 5 March 1532 31 March 1547
husband's death
25 February 1558
Catherine de' Medici 13 April 1519 28 October 1533 31 March 1547
husband's ascension
10 June 1549 10 July 1559
husband's death
5 January 1589 Henry II of France
Marie Stuart 8 December 1542 24 April 1558 10 July 1559
husband's ascension
 ? 5 December 1560
husband's death
8 February 1587 Francis II of France
Elisabeth of Austria 5 June 1554 26 November 1570 25 March 1571 30 May 1574
husband's death
22 January 1592 Charles IX of France
Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont 30 April 1553 13 February 1575 Not crowned 2 August 1589
husband's death
29 January 1601 Henry III of France
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Image File history File links Buch2-659. ... Claude of France with her daughters, Louise and Charlotte (who died young); Madeleine, Queen of Scotland (right); her youngest daughter, Marguerite, duchess of Savoy (left), and Eleanor of Spain Claude of France (14 October 1499 – 20 July 1524), Queen consort of France and duchess of Brittany in her own right... Francis I (François Ier in French) (September 12, 1494 – March 31, 1547), called the Father and Restorer of Letters (le Père et Restaurateur des Lettres), was crowned King of France in 1515 in the cathedral at Reims and reigned until 1547. ... Eleonore of Austria Eleanore of Austria, sometimes known also as Leonor of Castile (November 15, 1498 – February 25, 1558) was born Archduchess of Austria and Infanta of Spain, became subsequently in turn queen consort of Portugal (1518–1521) and of France, also duchess of Touraine (1547–1558) as dower. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (596x762, 136 KB) Description: Portrait of Catherine de Medici, chalk drawing Author: François Clouet Date: c. ... Catherine de Medici, c. ... Henry II (French: Henri II) (March 31, 1519 – July 10, 1559), a member of the Valois Dynasty, was King of France from March 31, 1547, until his death. ... This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Mary, Queen of Scots redirects here. ... Francis II (French: François II) (January 19, 1544 – December 5, 1560) was a King of France (1559 – 1560). ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1576x2366, 419 KB) Description:  Title: de: Porträt der Elisabeth von Österreich Technique: de: Öl auf Holz Dimensions: de: 36 × 26 cm Country of origin: de: Frankreich Current location (city): de: Paris Current location (gallery): de: Musée du Louvre Other... Portrait by François Clouet (1571) Elisabeth of Austria (June 5, 1554 – January 22, 1592), was born an Archduchess of Austria, and later became Queen of France. ... Charles IX (June 27, 1550 – May 30, 1574) was born Charles-Maximilien, the son of King Henri II of France and Catherine de Medici. ... Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont, 1580 Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont (April 30, 1553 - January 29, 1601) was a member of the House of Lorraine who became Queen consort of France from 1575 until 1589. ... Henry III (French: Henri III; September 19, 1551 – August 2, 1589), born Alexandre-Édouard, was a member of the Valois Dynasty, King of France from May 30, 1574 until his death. ...

Capetian Dynasty, House of Bourbon (Vendôme Branch)

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Marguerite de Valois 14 May 1553 18 August 1572 2 August 1589
husband's ascension
Not crowned 1599
divorce
27 May 1615 Henry IV of France
Marie de' Medici 26 April 1573 5 October? 1600 13 May 1610 14 May 1610
husband's death
3 July 1642
Anne of Austria 22 September 1601 24 November 1615 Not crowned 14 May 1643
husband's death
20 January 1666 Louis XIII of France
Maria Theresa of Spain 10 September 1638 9 June 1660 Not crowned 30 July 1683 Louis XIV of France
Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon (Royal consort) 27 November 1635 24 November 1615 Not crowned 1 September 1715
husband's death
15 April 1719
Maria Leszczyńska 23 June 1703 4 September 1725 Not crowned 24 June 1768 Louis XV of France
Marie Antoinette 2 November 1755 19 April 1770 (by proxy)
16 May 1770
10 May 1774
husband's ascension
Not crowned 21 September 1792
husband's deposition
16 October 1793
executed
Louis XVI of France
Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy (de jure) 2 September 1753 16 April 1771 16 June, 1795
husband's proclamation
Not crowned 13 November 1810 Louis XVIII of France
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Image File history File links Margot_001. ... Margaret of Valois [1] [2] (May 14, 1553 – May 27, 1615), Queen Margot (La reine Margot) was Queen of France and Navarre. ... Henry IV (French: Henri IV; December 13, 1553 – May 14, 1610), was the first monarch of the Bourbon dynasty in France. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (666x880, 77 KB) Description: Maria de Medici, queen of France, wife of Henry IV Painter: Peter Paul Rubens Date: 1621/1625 Location: Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain Source: http://www. ... Portrait of Marie de Medici. ... Anne of Austria by Peter Paul Rubens, c. ... Louis XIII (September 27, 1601 – May 14, 1643), called the Just (French: le Juste), was King of France from 1610 to 1643. ... Image File history File links Maria Theresa of Spain Source: [1] File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Some suspected Theresas death in 1683 was foul-play. ... Sun King redirects here. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (637x823, 118 KB) Beschrijving no rights due of age Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louis XIV of France Françoise dAubigné, marquise de Maintenon... Françoise dAubigné, marquise de Maintenon Françoise dAubigné, marquise de Maintenon (November 27, 1635 - April 15, 1719), the second wife of Louis XIV, was born in a prison at Niort. ... Noble Family LeszczyÅ„ski Coat of Arms Wieniawa Parents Stanislaw LeszczyÅ„ski Katarzyna OpaliÅ„ska Consorts Louis XV of France Children with Louis XV of France Louise-Elisabeth Henriette-Anne Marie-Louise Louis (dauphin) Philippe Adélaïde Victoire-Louise Sophie-Philippine Thérèse-Félicité Louise-Marie Date... Louis XV of France (February 15, 1710 – May 10, 1774), the Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1715 until his death. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1820x2095, 940 KB) Beschrijving no rights due of age Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Marie Antoinette ... Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Archduchess of Austria (born November 1755 – executed 16 October 1793) Daughter of Maria Theresa of Austria, wife of Louis XVI and mother of Louis XVII. She was guillotined at the height of the French Revolution. ... Louis XVI of France Louis XVI (23 August 1754 – 21 January 1793) was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French from 1791 to 1792. ... Louis XVIII (November 17, 1755 - September 16, 1824) was King of France and Navarre from 1814 (although he declared that he considered his reign to have begun in 1795) until his death in 1824, with a brief break in 1815 due to Napoleons return in the Hundred Days. ...

Bonaparte

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress 23 June 1763 9 March 1796 18 May 1804
husband's ascension
2 December 1804 10 January 1810
divorce
29 May 1814 Napoleon I of France
Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Empress 12 December 1791 11 March 1810 (by proxy)
1 April 1810
Not crowned? 6 April 1814
husband's abdication
17 December 1841
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (975x1353, 438 KB) old pôrtrait of the empress File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Joséphine de Beauharnais ... Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress of the French Joséphine de Beauharnais (June 23, 1763 – May 29, 1814) was the first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte and became Empress of the French. ... Napoleon I Bonaparte, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (801x1065, 124 KB) A lithographic work by Joseph Kriehuber, photographed by Peter Geymayer. ... Marie Louise (full name: Maria Ludovica Leopoldina Franziska Therese Josepha Lucia von Habsburg-Lothringen, later after 1817 in Italian Maria Luigia dAsburgo-Lorena, Duchessa di Parma, Piacenza, e Guastalla) (b. ...

Capetian Dynasty, House of Bourbon (Orléans Branch)

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Maria Amalia of the Two Sicilies 26 April 1782 25 November 1809 9 August 1830
husband's ascension
Not crowned 24 February 1848
husband's abdication
24 March 1866 Louis-Philippe of France
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

Maria Amelia Teresa of the Two Sicilies (26 April 1782-24 March 1866) was the wife of Louis Philippe, King of France. ... Louis-Philippe, King of the French (October 6, 1773 – August 26, 1850) reigned as the Orléanist king of the French from 1830 to 1848. ...

Bonaparte of Holland

Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse
Eugénie de Montijo, Empress 5 May 1826 30 January 1853 Not crowned 4 September 1870
husband's deposition
11 July 1920 Napoleon III of France
Picture Name Birth Marriage Became Consort Coronation Ceased to be Consort Death Spouse

 
 

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