Joan II of Navarre

1311 - 1349

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Joan II (French: Jeanne; 28 January 1312 – 6 October 1349) was Queen of Navarre from 1328 until her death. She was the only surviving child of Louis X of France, King of France and Navarre, and Margaret of Burgundy. Joan's paternity was dubious because her mother was involved in a scandal, but Louis X declared her his legitimate daughter before he died in 1316. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan II of Navarre has received more than 363,527 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Joan II of Navarre is the 1,527th most popular politician (up from 1,675th in 2019), the 576th most popular biography from France (down from 151st in 2019) and the 137th most popular French Politician.

Joan II of Navarre is most famous for being the first woman to rule over the Kingdom of Navarre. She was also the last of the House of Capet, and the first of the House of Bourbon.

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Among politicians, Joan II of Navarre ranks 1,527 out of 15,710Before her are Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales, Rafael Trujillo, Childebert I, Florianus, Gaston, Duke of Orléans, and Francis II Rákóczi. After her are Conrad I of Germany, Gannicus, Ladislaus I of Hungary, Dongmyeong of Goguryeo, Manco Cápac, and Shah Rukh.

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Among people born in 1311, Joan II of Navarre ranks 1After her are Alfonso XI of Castile, Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, and Margaret II, Countess of Hainaut. Among people deceased in 1349, Joan II of Navarre ranks 1After her are Bonne of Luxembourg, Joan the Lame, Margaret of Bohemia, Queen of Hungary, James III of Majorca, Frederick II, Margrave of Meissen, Luchino Visconti, Hamdallah Mustawfi, and Thomas Bradwardine.

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Among people born in France, Joan II of Navarre ranks 576 out of 5,234Before her are George Steiner (1929), Héloïse (1101), Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean Lannes (1769), Childebert I (497), and Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608). After her are Camille Flammarion (1842), Louis I, Duke of Orléans (1372), Yolande de Polastron (1749), Henrietta Maria of France (1609), Victor Grignard (1871), and Louise Élisabeth of France (1727).


Among politicians born in France, Joan II of Navarre ranks 137Before her are Pauline Bonaparte (1780), René of Anjou (1409), Emmanuel Macron (1977), Léon Blum (1872), Childebert I (497), and Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608). After her are Yolande de Polastron (1749), Jean-Marie Le Pen (1928), Albert Lebrun (1871), Peter IV of Aragon (1319), Elisa Bonaparte (1777), and Pasquale Paoli (1725).