Person:Joan of Valois (5)

Facts and Events
Name Jeanne de France
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 24 Jun 1556 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
Death[1][2] 24 Jun 1556 Fontainebleau, Seine-et-Marne, France
Reference Number? Q4542229?

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Joan of France (; born and died 24 June 1556) was the twin sister of Victoria of France and the last child born to King Henry II of France and his wife, Catherine de' Medici.

Catherine's confinement for this birth came on 24 June 1556. Joan did not survive and lay dead in her mother's womb for several hours. Eventually, her arm had to be broken to extricate her. Her sister Victoria survived but died a month later.

Because the twins' birth nearly cost their mother her life, the king's physician advised the king that there should be no more children; therefore, the king stopped visiting his wife's bedroom and spent all his time with his longtime mistress, Diane de Poitiers.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Joan of Valois (1556), in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 1:136.