Book Owner: Joan of Laval, duchess of Anjou

Detail, Triptych of the Burning Bush by Nicolas Froment, 1475-76

Owner Bio

b. 1433- d. 1498

Title: Queen consort of Naples, Titular Queen of Jerusalem, Duchess of Bar and Anjou, Countess of Maine and Provence

Motto: Unknown

Symbol: Unknown

Family Tree

Grandparents/Up Two Generations

  • Joan of Valois, duchess of Brittany, Grandmother
  • Parents/Up one generation

  • Isabelle of Brittany, countess consort of Laval, Mother
  • Guy XIV of Laval, Father
  • Yolande of Aragon, duchess of Anjou, Mother-in-law
  • Louis de Laval, lord of Châtillon, Uncle
  • Same generation

  • René d'Anjou, Spouse
  • Louise de Laval, countess of Penthièvre, Sister
  • Peter of Laval, archbishop of Reims, Brother
  • Helen of Laval, baroness of Derval, Sister
  • Children/Down one generation

  • Margaret of Anjou, queen of England, Other
  • Marie Despron, Other
  • Mariolle, bâtarde of Chastillon, Other
  • Guyonne de Beauvau, lady of Précigné, Other
  • Charlotte of Savoy, queen of France, Niece
  • Jacques d'Armagnac, Nephew
  • Joan of Laval's Locations


    Marseilles (5 April 1488)

    Aix-en-Provence (1479-1480)

    Angers (12 September 1454)

    Angers (August 1456)

    Joan of Laval's Library

    Book Count: 48


    Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett MS 78 C 5: Le Mortifiement de vaine plaisance. Confirmed ownership 1457-1498 by Coat of Arms.

    Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Hamilton 363: Livre des Macchabees. Possible ownership 1454?-1498? by Coat of Arms.

    BnF fr. 1137: Pèlerinage de vie humaine en prose. Possible ownership c. 1472 by Other. Possible ownership c. 1472 by Patron.

    BnF fr. 2090-92: Vie de monseigneur saint Denis (3 vols.). Confirmed ownership 14??-1498 by Coat of Arms. Confirmed ownership 14??-1498 by Will.

    BnF n.a.f. 1821: Baudouin de Gavre. Confirmed ownership c. 1470-1498 by Coat of Arms.

    Geneva fr. 5: Livre des anges. Confirmed ownership 1466?-1498? by Other.