Violant of Bar
|Violant of Bar|
|Queen consort of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, and Sardinia and Corsica; Countess consort of Barcelona|
|Died||3 July 1431|
|Spouse||John I of Aragon|
|Yolande, Queen of Naples|
|House||House of Montbéliard|
|Father||Robert, Duke of Bar|
|Mother||Marie of Valois|
She was the daughter of Robert I, Duke of Bar and Marie of Valois. Violante was the eighth of eleven children. She was married in 1380 at the age of 15 to John, Duke of Girona, the heir apparent to the throne of Aragon, thus becoming Duchess of Girona and Countess of Cervera.
Her husband became King of Aragon in 1387. He was often ill, and Violante wielded considerable administrative power on his behalf: in 1388, she was queen-lieutenant and governed Aragon as such for seven years. She transformed the Aragonese court into a center of French culture. She especially cultivated the talents of Provençal troubadours (poet-musicians).
After John's death in 1395, she dedicated herself to the education of her only surviving child, Yolande. Yolande and her sons claimed the Kingdom of Aragon after John's death.
Violant died in Barcelona on 13 August 1431 at the age of sixty-six.
- James (1382–1388), Duke of Girona and Count of Cervera
- Yolande (Zaragoza 1384 - Saumur 14 November 1442), married on 2 December 1400 at Louis II of Naples. She played a role in the history of France.
- Ferdinand (1389 - Monzón October 1389), Duke of Girona and Count of Cervera
- Joanna (1392 - Barcelona 4 August 1396)
- Antonia (b and d 1392)
- Peter (1394-1394), Duke of Girona and Count of Cervera
- Earenfight, Theresa (2010). The King's Other Body: Maria of Castile and the Crown of Aragon. University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Lanz, Eukene Lacarra, ed. (2002). Marriage and Sexuality in Medieval and Early Modern Iberia. Routledge.
- McGlynn, Sean; Woodacre, Elena, eds. (2014). The Image and Perception of Monarchy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Sibila of Fortia
| Queen consort of Aragon
Maria de Luna