Charles II King Of NAVARRE

Male 1332 - 1387  (54 years)


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  • Name Charles II King Of NAVARRE  [1, 2
    Born 10 Oct 1332  Evreux Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Charles the Bad 
    Name Charles II The Bad  [1
    Died 01 Jan 1387  Pamplona Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • Wikipedia Encyclopedia:
      Charles II (October 10, 1332, …vreux, ? January 1, 1387, Pamplona), called "Charles the Bad," was King of Navarre 1349?1387 and Count of …vreux 1343?1387.

      Besides the Pyrenean Kingdom of Navarre, he had extensive lands in Normandy, inherited from his father Count Philip of …vreux, and his mother, Queen Joan II of Navarre, who had received them as compensation for resigning her claims to France, Champagne, and Brie in 1328. Thus, in Northern France, Charles possessed …vreux, Mortain, parts of Vexin, and a portion of Cotentin.

      He hoped for a long time for a restoration of his rights to the crown of France (as son of the daughter of King Louis X).

      He married Joan of France (1343?1373), daughter of king John II of France.

      He was implicated in the assassination (January 8, 1354) of the constable of France, Charles de la Cerda. In reply, King John attacked …vreux and Navarre, but after Charles allied with the Black Prince, the Treaty of Mantes returned the peace, Charles enlarging his possessions. John captured and imprisoned Charles in 1356, but Charles was released after the Battle of Poitiers. During certain stages of the Hundred Years' War, he was allied with the English. He was one of the nobles involved in the repression of the Jacquerie.

      In 1361, after the premature death of his second cousin, Duke Philip I of Burgundy, Charles claimed the Duchy of Burgundy by primogeniture. He was the grandson of Margaret of Burgundy, eldest daughter of Duke Robert II of Burgundy (d. 1306). However, the duchy was taken by John II, son of Joan of Burgundy, second daughter of Duke Robert II, who claimed it in proximity of blood.

      In 1364, he was defeated by Bertrand du Guesclin, and driven from his Norman lands
    Person ID I40971  Main Tree

    Father Philip III The Good King Of NAVARRE,   d. 26 Sep 1343 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Joan II Queen Of NAVARRE,   b. 28 Jan 1312,   d. 06 Oct 1349  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1316  [1
    Family ID F06990  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joan Of FRANCE,   b. 21 Jun 1343,   d. 03 Nov 1373  (Age 30 years) 
    Children 
     1. Philip Of NAVARRE,   b. Abt 1368,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     2. Joanna Of NAVARRE,   b. 1370,   d. 9 Jul 1437, Havering-atte-Bower, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Blanca Of NAVARRE,   b. 1372,   d. 1385, Olite Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  [Natural]
     4. Peter D'Evreux Count Of MARTAIN,   b. Abt 31 Mar 1366, Evreux Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 29 Jul 1412, Bourges Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  [Natural]
     5. Charles III Of NAVARRE,   b. 1361, Nantes Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1425, Olite Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Natural]
     6. Bonne Of NAVARRE,   b. 1364,   d. Aft 1389  (Age > 26 years)  [Natural]
     7. Marie Of NAVARRE,   b. 1360,   d. Aft 1400  (Age > 41 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F06972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S01910] Blood Royal, Issue of the Kings and Queens of Medieval England 1066-1399 by. T. Anna Leese.

    2. [S03581] Wikipedia Encyclopedia.