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Philippa of Hainault (Queen Consort of Edward III of England) 1314-1369


Philippa of Hainault Demographics:
  • Name - Philippa of Hainault (pictured)
  • Birth - 24 June 1314
  • Birthplace - Valenciennes (then in Flanders, now France).
  • Died - 15 August 1369
  • Death place - Windsor Castle
  • Cause of Death - Dropsy?
  • Burial - Westminster Abbey.
  • Marriage - Edward III, at York Minster (24 January 1328)
  • Occupation - Queen consort of Edward III of England.
  • Father - William I, Count of Hainaut
  • Mother - Jeanne of Valois
  • Grandfather - Philip III of France.
Philippa of Hainault - Important Facts:
  • Gave birth to her 1st son, Edward, 9 days before her 19th birthday.
  • She accompanied Edward III on his expeditions to the Kingdom of Scotland (1333) & Flanders (1338-40).
  • She was known for her gentleness & compassion, including interceding with Edward III to spare the lives of the Burghers of Calais after the siege of Calais.
  • Philippa acted as regent in England on a number of occasions when Edward III was on the Continent.
  • She also gave birth to 14 children, outliving 9 of them, with 2 dying (1348) during the Black Death.
  • She was very portly in her later years.
  • The Queen's College, Oxford is named after Philippa (founded in her honour,by one of her chaplains, Robert de Eglesfield).
Philippa of Hainault - Surving Children:
  • Edward - the Black Prince (1330-1376)
  • Isabella of England (1332-1379)
  • Joan of England (1335-1348) - died of Black Death
  • Lionel of Antwerp - 1st Duke of Clarence (1338-1368)
  • John of Gaunt - 1st Duke of Lancaster (1340-1399)
  • Edmund of Langley - 1st Duke of York (1341-1402)
  • Mary Plantagenet (1344-1362)
  • Margaret Plantagenet (1346-1361)
  • Thomas of Woodstock - 1st Duke of Gloucester (1355-1397)
Philippa of Hainault - Interesting Ancestors:
  • Grandfather was Philip III of France.
  • Descendant of Harold II of England through his daughter Gytha of Wessex, married to Vladimir II Monomakh of Kiev.
  • Descended from Elisabeth of Bosnia (born before 1241), a daughter of Kuthen, Khan of the Cumens.

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