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Joan, Countess of Rethel

Joan, Countess of Rethel
Noble familyHouse of Dampierre
Spouse(s)Louis I, Count of Nevers
FatherHugh IV, Count of Rethel
MotherIsabelle of Grandpré

Joan of Rethel (died 1328), also known as Jeanne, was Countess of Rethel between 1285 and 1328.

She was the daughter of Hugh IV, Count of Rethel and his third wife Isabelle of Grandpré. She succeeded her father as Countess of Rethel in 1285.

In 1290, she married Louis I, Count of Nevers[1] (who, in 1314 failed in his bid to become Holy Roman Emperor), son of Robert III, Count of Flanders. The marriage was "notoriously fractious".[2]

They had two children:


  1. ^ Lucas 1946, p. 80.
  2. ^ Sarpy 2015, p. 7.
  3. ^ Nicholas 1992, p. 442.


  • Lucas, Henry S. (1946). "The Low Countries and the Disputed Imperial Election of 1314". Speculum. 21 (1): 72–114. doi:10.2307/2856839. ISSN 0038-7134. JSTOR 2856839. S2CID 162348376.
  • Nicholas, David M (1992). Medieval Flanders. Taylor & Francis.
  • Sarpy, Julie (2015). Joanna of Flanders: Heroine and Exile. Amberley Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-4456-8855-8.

Joan, Countess of Rethel House of Dampierre Died: 1328 French nobility Preceded byHugh IV Countess of Rethel 1285–1328with Louis I Succeeded byLouis II
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