Joan
(1322-1406)
   Joan, duchess of Brabant, was born in Brussels on 24 June 1322, the daughter of Duke John III and Marguerite d'Evreux. She became duchess of Brabant in 1355. After the death of her first husband, William IV, count of Holland, Zeeland, and Hainault (1345), Joan married Wenceslaus of Luxembourg in 1354, following whose death on 8 December 1383, war ensued between Brabant and Gelderland. In gratitude for Philip the Bold's help, in 1390 she recognized her niece Margaret of Male, Philip's wife, and their sons as heirs to her possessions.
   Following her widowhood, Joan spent most of the winter months in Brussels. She died on 1 September 1406 after a reign of 49 years. Joan was the last sovereign of the Leuven line. Childless, Joan transferred administration of the duchy to Margaret (1401), who predeceased her (1405), and she was succeeded by her great nephew, Anthony of Burgundy, who had served as regent.
   See also Joyeuse Entrée.

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