St. Joan of France: The Iconography
FEBRUARY 4
Joan of Valois was the daughter of Louis XI and wife of her cousin Louis XII. The marriage was annulled in 1498, and three years later she founded the Order of the Annunciation. She was canonized in 1950.1

Etienne Parrocel's The Death of St. Joan of France (oil on canvas, at right) is in the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome.

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University

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DATES

  • Lived 1464-1505

NAMES

  • Also called St. Joan of France. After the annulment she was styled Duchess of Berry.

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NOTES

1 Butler, I, 252-3.