Biography of Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester 1401-1436

Paternal Family Tree: Wittelsbach

Maternal Family Tree: Margaret Geneva Countess Savoy 1180-1252

1385 Double Marrige of the Burgundian Court

1414 Henry V awards his brothers Dukedoms

1415 Battle of Agincourt

1447 Death of Humphrey of Lancaster

Double Marrige of the Burgundian Court

On 12 Apr 1385 a double wedding of the Burgundian Court was celebrated with brother and sister [her uncle] John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 13) and [her mother] Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 10) getting married ...

John "Fearless" Valois Duke Burgundy (age 13) and [her aunt] Margaret Wittelsbach Duchess Burgundy (age 22) were married. She the daughter of Albert Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria (age 48) and Margaret Silesia. He the son of Philip "Bold" Valois II Duke Burgundy (age 43) and Margaret Dampierre Duchess Burgundy (age 37). They were third cousins. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

[her father] William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland (age 20) and Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 10) were married. She the daughter of Philip "Bold" Valois II Duke Burgundy (age 43) and Margaret Dampierre Duchess Burgundy (age 37). He the son of Albert Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria (age 48) and Margaret Silesia. They were third cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 15 Jul 1401 Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester was born to William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland (age 36) and Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 26).

On 13 Dec 1404 [her grandfather] Albert Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria (age 68) died at The Hague. His son [her father] William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland (age 39) succeeded IV Count Holland, VI Count Hainault, V Count Zeeland. [her mother] Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 30) by marriage Countess Holland.

Henry V awards his brothers Dukedoms

On 16 May 1414 King Henry V of England (age 27) created Dukedoms for his two brothers:

[her future husband] Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 23) was created 1st Duke Gloucester, 1st Earl Pembroke.

[her future brother-in-law] John Lancaster 1st Duke Bedford (age 24) was created 1st Duke Bedford, 1st Earl Kendal.

Battle of Agincourt

On 25 Oct 1415 King Henry V of England (age 29) defeated the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. King Henry V of England (age 29) commanded the Main Battle. Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys (age 64) commanded the Rearguard.

Richard de Vere 11th Earl of Oxford (age 30) commanded. [her future husband] Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 25) was wounded, and was protected by his brother King Henry V of England (age 29).

Edward York 2nd Duke of York 1st Duke Albemarle (age 42), commander of the Vanguard, was killed; the most senior English casualty. Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, Earl of Rutland and Earl Cork extinct. Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke York (age 4) inherited his estates including Conisbrough Castle [Map].

John Fortescue (age 35), Dafydd Gam Brecon (age 35) and Edward Burnell (age 44) and Roger Vaughan of Bredwardine (age 38) were killed.

Michael de la Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 21) was killed. His brother William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 19) succeeded 4th Earl Suffolk.

The English included: Louis Robbessart (age 25), Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux (age 26), William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 41), John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope 1st Baron Milbroke (age 51), Edward Courtenay (age 30), Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 12), Thomas Dutton (age 19), Edmund Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 29), Roger Fiennes (age 31), Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh (age 57), John Grey (age 28), John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville (age 31), William Harrington (age 42) as the King's Standard Bearer, Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (age 37), Piers Legh (age 26) (wounded), Alfred Longford, Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 27), Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal 5th Baron Morley (age 22), John Rodney, Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 22), Robert Strelley (age 18), James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 17), Robert Umfraville (age 52), Thomas West 2nd Baron West (age 35), Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby (age 30). Thomas Erpingham (age 60) commanded the archers. Thomas Rempston (age 26) was present. Thomas Strickland (age 48) carried the Banner of St George.

Thomas Tunstall (age 57) was killed.

The Welsh included: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert (age 35), Walter Sais (age 95), Roger Vaughan (age 70) and his son Roger Vaughan (age 5). Owen Tudor (age 15) is believed to have been present as a squire.

The French army suffered significant casualties. Charles Albret (age 46), [her uncle] Philip Valois II Count Nevers (age 26), John of Bar (age 35), Jacques Chatillon (age 48), David Rambures (age 51) and his three sons: Jean Rambures, Hugues Rambures, Philippe Rambures, Waleran Luxemburg (age 60) and Hector de Chartres were killed.

Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 20) was captured by Richard Waller (age 20) for which he was knighted on the battlefield by King Henry V of England (age 29).

John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon (age 34) and Charles Artois Count Eu (age 21) were captured.

Robert of Bar Count Soissons Count Marle (age 25) was killed. His daughter Jeanne of Bar Countess Soissons succeeded Countess Soissons 1367.

Edward of Bar III Duke of Bar (age 38) was killed. His brother Cardinal Louis of Bar (age 38) succeeded I Duke Bar.

John Valois I Duke Alençon was killed. His son John Valois II Duke Alençon (age 6) succeeded II Duke Alençon.

Frederick Metz I Count Vaudémont (age 47) was killed. His son Antoine Count of Vaudémont (age 15) succeeded Count Vaudémont.

[her uncle] Anthony Valois Duke Brabant (age 31) was killed. His son [her future husband] John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 12) succeeded IV Duke Brabant. Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 14) by marriage Duchess Brabant.

Jean II Le Maingre "Boucicaut" (age 49) was captured.

Georges de La Trémoille (age 33) was captured.

In 1418 John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 14) and Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 16) were married. She the daughter of William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland and Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 43). He the son of Anthony Valois Duke Brabant and Jeanne Luxemburg Duchess Brabant. They were first cousins. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

In 1421 Eleanor Cobham Duchess of Gloucester (age 21) became a Lady-in-Waiting to Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 19) who had travelled to England following her divorce from [her husband] John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 17).

Polydore Vergil. 1422. 4. In that selfsame year, which was the year of human salvation 1422 and the first of Henry’s reign, Duke Humphrey of Gloucester (age 31) married Princess Jacobina of Bavaria (age 20), who had been marked to [her husband] Duke John of Brabant (age 18), still alive. This caused men great astonishment, because, contrary to right and law, Gloucester (age 31) wished to marry another man’s wife. But for Gloucester (age 31) marriage with a wealthy woman counted for more than astonishment or talk. And Dukes [her future brother-in-law] John of Bedford (age 32), Philippe of Burgundy (age 25), and John of Britanny (age 32) met at Amiens and renewed their treaty, with the added conditions that they would each fight to defend the others, and all of them would fight to defend King Henry and keep him from harm, and this treaty was strengthened by a new kinship, with Burgundy’s sister Anne (age 17) being bestowed on Bedford (age 32), who was unmarried at the time. When the meeting broke up, he took her to Troyes [Map] and they celebrated a very splendid marriage, and then he returned to Paris. Meanwhile some citizens who lived under English rule unwillingly, seeing that Bedford (age 32) was far away, decided to take Charles (age 18) into the city. Thinking that such an advantage should not be ignored, they advised Charles (age 18) of their plan and announced a day on which he should come to the gates. This scheme made no headway, but rather was the ruin of its authors. Bedford (age 32) came in time, and quicker than the conspirators had expected, and, learning of the conspiracy, he executed those he discovered to be participants therein. After these things, learning from this episode the true disposition of the burghers, with skill and care the duke began to fortify the city, station watches, anticipate French schemes, wishing nothing on his part to be left undone, thinking nothing on their part to be trustworthy.

Around 1423 Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 32) and Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 21) were married. The marriage was annulled in 1428. She the daughter of William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland and Margaret Valois Countess Holland (age 48). He the son of Henry IV King England and Mary Bohun. They were third cousins. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 17 Apr 1427 [her husband] John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 23) died. His brother [her brother-in-law] Philip Valois I Duke Brabant (age 22) succeeded I Duke Brabant.

In 1428 [her husband] Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 37) and Eleanor Cobham Duchess of Gloucester (age 28) were married. She by marriage Duchess Gloucester. He the son of Henry IV King England and Mary Bohun.

On 08 Oct 1436 Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 35) died.

Death of Humphrey of Lancaster

On 20 Feb 1447 [her former husband] Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 56) was arrested on a charge of treason by John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont (age 37), Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham (age 44), Edmund Beaufort 1st or 2nd Duke Somerset (age 41), Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 47) and Ralph Boteler 6th and 1st Baron Sudeley (age 58).

On 23 Feb 1447 Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 56) died at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [Map]. He was possibly poisoned although more likely he died from a stroke. He was buried at St Alban's Cathedral [Map]. Duke Gloucester, Earl Pembroke extinct. His death left England with no heir to the throne in a direct line. Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke York (age 35) became heir presumptive until the birth of Edward of Westinster Prince of Wales six years later.

John Valois and Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester were married. She the daughter of William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland and Margaret Valois Countess Holland. He the son of Charles "Beloved Mad" VI King France and Isabeau Wittelsbach Queen Consort France. They were second cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Frank II Zeeland and Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester were married. She the daughter of William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland and Margaret Valois Countess Holland. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester 1401-1436 appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

King John "The Good" II of France 1319-1364

Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 1315-1349

Royal Ancestors of Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester 1401-1436

Kings Wessex: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings England: Great x 4 Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 9 Grand Daughter of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 3 Grand Daughter of Philip V King France I King Navarre

Ancestors of Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester 1401-1436

Great x 4 Grandfather: Louis Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria

Great x 3 Grandfather: Otto "Illustrious" Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria

Great x 4 Grandmother: Ludmilla Bohemia Duchess Bavaria

Great x 2 Grandfather: Louis "Strict" Wittelsbach II Duke Upper Bavaria 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Welf V Count Palatine of the Rhine Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Agnes Welf Duchess Bavaria Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Agnes Palatine of the Rhine

Great x 1 Grandfather: Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Rudolph I King Romans

Great x 2 Grandmother: Matilda Habsburg Duchess Bavaria

Great x 4 Grandfather: Burkhard V Count Hohenberg

Great x 3 Grandmother: Gertrude Hohenburg

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mathilda of Tubingen

GrandFather: Albert Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Hainault I Count Hainault 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John Hainault II Count Hainault II Count Holland 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Adelaide Gerulfing Countess Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: William Hainault I Count Hainault III Count Avesnes III Count Holland II Count Zeeland 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Philippa Luxemburg Countess Hainault and Holland 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret of Bar Countess Luxemburg and Namur 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Hainault Holy Roman Empress 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan Valois Countess Zeeland Holland Avesnes and Hainault 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

Father: William Wittelsbach IV Count Holland VI Count Hainault V Count Zeeland 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Margaret Silesia

Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Charles Valois I Count Valois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Charles II King Naples 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Valois 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mary of Hungary Queen Consort Naples

Great x 1 Grandfather: King John "The Good" II of France 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh IV Duke Burgundy 4 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Robert II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Yolande Capet Duchess Burgundy

Great x 2 Grandmother: Joan "Lame" Burgundy Queen Consort France 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Louis IX of France Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Agnes Capet Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandFather: Philip "Bold" Valois II Duke Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VI Count Luxemburg 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Beatrice Avesnes Countess Luxemburg 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: King John I of Bohemia 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John I Brabant

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Luxemburg and Namur

Great x 1 Grandmother: Bonne Luxemburg Queen Consort France 7 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Ottokar "Iron King" II King Bohemia

Great x 3 Grandfather: King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Kunigunda Rostislavna Přemyslovna

Great x 2 Grandmother: Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia

Great x 4 Grandfather: Rudolph I King Romans

Great x 3 Grandmother: Queen Judith of Bohemia and Poland

Great x 4 Grandmother: Gertrude Hohenburg

Mother: Margaret Valois Countess Holland 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Robert Dampierre III Count Flanders 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis Dampierre I Count Nevers 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Yolande Burgundy II Countess Nevers and Flanders 6 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders 7 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Hugh IV Count Rethel

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan Rethel Countess Nevers and Rethel

Great x 1 Grandfather: Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders 6 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "The Fair" IV King France 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Philip V King France I King Navarre 4 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Joan Blois I Queen Navarre 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Margaret Capet Countess Nevers amd Flanders 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Otto Ivrea IV Count Burgundy 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Joan of Burgundy Queen Consort France 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Mahaut Artois Countess Burgundy 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

GrandMother: Margaret Dampierre Duchess Burgundy 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: John Reginar I Duke Brabant 5 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: John "Peaceful" Reginar II Duke Brabant 6 x Great Grand Son of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Margaret Dampierre Duchess Brabant 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandfather: John Brabant III Duke Brabant Grand Son of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: King Edward "Longshanks" I of England Son of King Henry III of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Plantagenet Duchess Brabant Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Margaret Brabant Countess Nevers and Flanders Great Grand Daughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip "Bold" III King France 2 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandfather: Louis I Count Évreux 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Maria Reginar Queen Consort France 5 x Great Grand Daughter of King William "Conqueror" I of England

Great x 2 Grandmother: Marie Évreux Duchess of Brabant 2 x Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandfather: Philip Artois 3 x Great Grand Son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England

Great x 3 Grandmother: Margaret Artois Countess Évreux Great Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England

Great x 4 Grandmother: Blanche Capet Grand Daughter of King Henry III of England