Catherine de Navarre
PresentationIt was girl of Gaston de Foix (v. 1443-1470), (called “Gaston V of Foix” by certain authors), Viscount of Castelbon, prince de Viane (1462-1470), general lieutenant of Navarre (1469), and Madeleine de France (sister of the king de France Louis XI).
It was the sister of François Phébus king de Navarre (1479-1483).
His/her mother ensured the regency of 1483 to 1494.
She married Jean III of Albret in January 1484, she was crowned the same month with her husband with Pampelune, capital of the Navarre.
The uncle of Catherine, Jean de Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, disputed the heritage of his niece by calling upon the salic law, which had never been applied in Navarre.
He claimed the throne and was at the origin of disorders completed with concluded peace with Tarbes in 1497.
Jean de Foix renonca not with its ambitions: it Maria her German daughter of Foix with the king Ferdinand II of Aragon in 1505. This one made invade by the pile cluster Pampelune in 1512 then all Navarre in north as in the south: usurpation having been sanctioned by a bubble of the pope Jules II. Catherine died in.
The High-Navarre as of 1512 will be forever lost for kings de Navarre.
of the heritage of his/her brother,
- queen of Navarre (1483-1517)
- countess of Foix (1483-1517)
- viscountess de Béarn (1483-1517)
Marriage and descent
It married Jean III of Albret in January 1484.
From this union was born:
- Henri II of Navarre in April 1503 in Sangüesa (Navarre).
- Isabelle d' Albret, infante of Navarre, marry Rene Ier de Rohan
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