- Isabel of France
Born a princess, the daughter of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile; sister of Saint Louis IX; aunt of Saint Louis of Tolouse. Declined a marriage offer from the German emperor in order to found a Poor Clare convent at Longchamps near Paris, France where she lived as a nun, though without taking vows. Circa 1259, Pope Alexander IV approved a Rule Isabella had written for what became the Order of the Humble Handmaidens of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
- March 1225
- 22 February 1270 at the abbey of Longchamp, France of natural causes
- buried at the abbey in Longchamp
- exhumed after nine days and found incorrupt
- exhumed in 4 June 1637
- “Blessed Isabella of France“. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 February 2010. Web. 24 May 2015. <>