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Isabeau of Bavaria, queen of France (d. 1435)

Isabeau de Bavière (1371? - 1435), daughter of Etienne or Stephen II, duke of Bavaria, and Thadea Visconti. She married Charles VI in Amiens cathedral only two days after their engagement in 1385. Her official entry to Paris in 1389 opens Book IV of the Chroniques, and Froissart describes these festivities in great detail.

For her children, see Charles, Charles, Isabella, Louis of Guyenne, Catherine.

Bibliographic References:

For a notion of the queen as 'perfect wife', see R. C. Famiglietti, Tales of the Marriage Bed from Medieval France, 1300 - 1500 (Providence: Picardy Press, 1992); see also Jean Markale, Isabeau de Bavière (Paris: Payot, 1982); Françoise Autrand, Charles VI: la folie du roi (Paris: Fayard, 1986), pp. 137-152, 228-239, 401, 413.


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