Catherine of Valois

1401 - 1437

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Catherine of Valois or Catherine of France (27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437) was Queen of England from 1420 until 1422. A daughter of King Charles VI of France, she married King Henry V of England and was the mother of King Henry VI. Catherine's marriage was part of a plan to eventually place Henry V on the throne of France, and perhaps end what is now known as the Hundred Years' War. But, although her son Henry VI was later crowned in Paris, the war continued. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine of Valois has received more than 4,264,476 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Catherine of Valois is the 218th most popular companion (down from 130th in 2019), the 979th most popular biography from France (down from 627th in 2019) and the 27th most popular French Companion.

Catherine of Valois was the wife of King Henry V of England. She is most famous for her marriage to Henry V, and for being the mother of King Henry VI.

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Over the past year Catherine of Valois has had the most page views in the with 460,201 views, followed by Russian (60,497), and Spanish (45,450). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mirandese (2,725.00%), Hebrew (737.75%), and Vietnamese (182.72%)


Among companions, Catherine of Valois ranks 218 out of 784Before her are Rachele Mussolini, Scribonia, Sophie of France, Queen Inhyeon, Louise of the Netherlands, and Christina of Holstein-Gottorp. After her are Maria Theresa of Austria, Elizabeth of Pomerania, Adelaide of Austria, Henrietta Maria of France, Nazli Sabri, and Constance of Aragon.

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Among people born in 1401, Catherine of Valois ranks 5Before her are Masaccio, Nicholas of Cusa, Francesco I Sforza, and Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut. After her are Emperor Shōkō, Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, Stephen Zápolya, Badi' al-Zaman Mirza, and Koca Davud Pasha. Among people deceased in 1437, Catherine of Valois ranks 3Before her are Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, and James I of Scotland. After her are Joan of Navarre, Queen of England, Gjon Kastrioti, and Niccolò de' Niccoli.

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In France

Among people born in France, Catherine of Valois ranks 979 out of 6,770Before her are Claude Perrault (1613), Pierre Janet (1859), Gaston Maspero (1846), Juliette Récamier (1777), Alain Touraine (1925), and Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813). After her are Jules Renard (1864), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Jean-Baptiste Dumas (1800), Henri Giraud (1879), Daniel Cohn-Bendit (1945), and Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486).

Among COMPANIONS In France

Among companions born in France, Catherine of Valois ranks 27Before her are Isabella of Angoulême (1188), Eleanor of Provence (1223), Joan the Lame (1293), Adela of Champagne (1140), Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans (1709), and Sophie of France (1734). After her are Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Princess Clémentine of Orléans (1817), Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), Marie of France, Countess of Champagne (1145), Jeanne d'Évreux (1310), and Joan of England, Queen of Sicily (1165).