Mary of Baux-Orange

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Mary of Baux-Orange
Princess of Orange, suo jure
Died1417
Orange
Noble family House of Baux (by birth)
House of Châlon-Arlay
(by marriage)
Spouse(s) John III of Chalon-Arlay
Issue
FatherRaymond V of Baux
MotherJoan of Geneva

Mary of Baux-Orange (died 1417) was suo jure Princess of Orange. She was the last holder of this title from the House of Baux.

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Life

Marie was the only child and therefore the sole heiress of Raymond V of Baux and his wife, Joan of Geneva.

On 11 April 1396, she married John III, the son of Louis I, Lord of Châlon-Arlay and Margaret of Vienne. They had one son: Louis II, nicknamed Louis the Good (1390-1463)

Mary died in 1417 in Orange and was buried in L'église des Cordeliers at Lons-le-Saunier. [1] Her husband died in 1418. Louis II inherited Châlon-Arlay from his father and Baux-Orange, including the Principality of Orange, from his mother. He claimed to have also inherited the County of Geneva via his grandmother, but lost a lengthy legal battle over this claim against the House of Savoy.

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References

  1. "Louis de Chalon, prince d'Orange, seigneur d'Orbe, Êchllens, Grandson 1390-1463". 1926. Retrieved 11 August 2016.