Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre

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Isabella of France
Isabella of France (1242-1271).jpg
Queen consort of Navarre
Countess consort of Champagne
Born2 March 1241
Died17 April 1271 (aged 30)
SpouseTheobald II of Navarre
FatherLouis IX of France
MotherMargaret of Provence

Isabella of France (2 March 1241 – 17 April 1271) was a daughter of Louis IX of France and Margaret of Provence. She was married to Theobald II of Navarre, eldest son of Theobald I of Navarre and Margaret of Navarre on 6 April 1255.[1] Isabelle became Queen consort of Navarre.


Isabella receiving a messenger from her father

Louis IX wanted to make peace with Navarre so he married Isabella off to Theobald.[citation needed] The Archbishop of Rouen celebrated the marriage between Isabella and Theobald II, King of Navarre and Count of Champagne, on 6 April 1255 in Melun. The bridegroom was 16 and the bride 14 years old.

Together with her husband and her father, the very pious Isabella travelled with the Eighth Crusade in July 1270.[citation needed] Her father died there in August of the same year. Then, in December, Isabella's husband died of an epidemic while in Sicily. After the deaths of both her father and husband, Isabella returned to France and lived in Provence until her death only two months later in 1271.

Isabella is buried next to her husband in Provins.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Elizabeth Hallam, Capetian France: 987-1328, (Longman Group Limited, 1980), 222.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre at Wikimedia Commons
  • Marek, Miroslav. "House of Capet". Genealogy.EU.
Isabella of France, Queen of Navarre
Born: 2 March 1241 Died: 17 April 1271
Royal titles
Preceded by
Margaret of Bourbon
Queen consort of Navarre
Countess consort of Champagne

Succeeded by
Blanche of Artois