Jeanne D'Albret
(1528-1572)

woman

Died aged 43

Jeanne d'Albret (Occitan: Joana de Labrit; Basque: Joana Albretekoa; 16 November 1528 – 9 June 1572), also known as Jeanne III or Joan III, was the queen regnant of Navarre from 1555 to 1572. She married Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme, and was the mother of Henry of Bourbon, who became King Henry III of Navarre and IV of France, the first Bourbon king of France. She became the Duchess of Vendôme by marriage. She was the acknowledged spiritual and political leader of the French Huguenot movement, and a key figure in the French Wars of Religion.

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La maison dite de Jeanne D'Albret Dans cette maison, appartenant à l'époque au 1er jurat (catholique) de Salies Bernard Colomme, la reine de Navarre, Jeanne d'Albret, mère d'Henri IV, a séjourné les 11 et 12 févrir 1568, au retour d'une expédition en Basse-Navarre.

English translation: Jeanne d'Albret's house. The Queen of Navarre Jeanne d'Albret, the mother of Henri IV, stayed at the 1st Jurat (Catholic) of Salies Bernard Colomme, 11 and 12 February 1568, on return from an expedition to Basse-Navarre.

Place du Bayaa, Salies-de-Béarn, France where they stayed (1568)