Queen of Navarre
1528 – 1572 A.D.
Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre, only daughter of Henry II, and Margaret of Navarre.
She married Antoine de Bourbon, and was the mother of Henry IV, King of France.
She was celebrated for her intellectual strength and personal beauty, and took an active part in the defense of the Protestants in times of persecution.
After her husband’s death she became ruler of Navarre, where she governed wisely, and introduced the Reformation.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.