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People/Characters: Joanna I, Queen of Naples

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Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy by John Julius Norwich
Celebrated Crimes - Joanna of Naples by Alexandre DumasJeanne d'Anjou
Historical Life Of Joanna Of Sicily, Queen Of Naples And Countess Of Provence V1 by F. R. Moore
The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily by Nancy Goldstone
The love affairs of the Vatican: Or, The favourites of the Popes by A.S. Rappoport
Nápolyi Johanna regény by Passuth László
Queen of the Night by Alan Savage(Jeanne d'Anjou) (1326-1382
Uppity Women of Medieval Times by Vicki LeonJohanna of Naples

Character description

Joan or Joanna I, Queen of Naples (1328-1382), became ruler of Naples in succession to her grandfather King Robert in 1343. She was also Countess of Provence and titular Queen of Jerusalem as well as Princess of Achaea. Joanna was an accomplished woman who patronized the poets and scholars of her time, including Petrarch and Boccaccio. She was married four times. Joanna was put to death by order of Charles of Durazzo, who regarded himself as the legitimate king of Naples.

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