Charles, Duke of Vendôme


Charles, Duke of Vendôme
Charles
Duke of Vendôme
18th-century portrait of the Duke of Vendôme
Spouse Françoise d'Alençon
Issue
Marguerite, Duchess of Nevers
Antoine, King of Navarre
François, Count of Enghien
Madeleine, Abbess of Sainte Croix de Poitiers
Charles, Archbishop of Rouen
Catherine, Abbess of Soissons
Renée, Abbess of Chelles
Jean, Count of Soissons
Louis, Prince of Condé
Léonore, Abbess of Fontevraud
Full name
Charles de Bourbon
House House of Bourbon
Father François, Count of Vendôme
Mother Marie de Luxembourg
Born 2 June 1489
Château de Vendôme, France
Died 25 March 1537(1537-03-25) (aged 47)
Amiens, France

Charles de Bourbon (2 June 1489– 25 March 1537) was a French prince du sang and military commander at the court of Francis I of France. He is notable as the paternal grandfather of King Henri IV of France.

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Biography

Charles was born at the Château de Vendôme, the son of François, Count of Vendôme and Marie de Luxembourg.[1] On 18 May 1513, he married Françoise d'Alençon, daughter of René, Duke of Alençon.[2] They had thirteen children:

  • Louis de Bourbon (1514–1516), unmarried
  • Marie de Bourbon (1515–1538), unmarried, prospective bride of James V of Scotland in 1536.
  • Marguerite de Bourbon (1516–1589), married 1538 Francis I of Cleves, Duke of Nevers (1516–1561)
  • Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme (1518–1562)
  • François de Bourbon, Count of Enghien (1519–1546), unmarried
  • Madeleine de Bourbon, Abbess of Sainte Croix de Poitiers (1521–1561), unmarried
  • Louis de Bourbon (1522–1525), unmarried
  • Charles de Bourbon, Archbishop of Rouen (1523–1590), unmarried
  • Catherine de Bourbon, Abbess of Soissons (1525–1594), unmarried
  • Renée de Bourbon, Abbess of Chelles (1527–1583), unmarried
  • Jean de Bourbon, Count of Soissons and Enghien (1528–1557), married 1557 his first cousin Marie, Duchess of Estouteville (1539–1601)
  • Louis de Bourbon, Prince of Condé (7 May 1530 – 13 March 1569), married Eléonore de Roye
  • Léonore de Bourbon, Abbess of Fontevraud (1532–1611), unmarried;

In 1514, Charles was named a peer of France and elevated from Count of Vendôme to Duke of Vendôme.[3] His sons Antoine, duke of Vendrome and Louis, Prince de Condé, became powerful military leaders on opposite sides in the French Wars of Religion, and his grandson became King Henry IV of France. Charles died at Amiens in 1537 at the age of 47.

Notes

  1. ^ Achaintre, Nicolas Louis, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon,Vol.1, (Rue de L'École de Médecine, 1825), 366.
  2. ^ Bulletin de la commission historique et archéologique de la Mayenne, Jan. 1878, (Imprimerie De Leon Moreau, 1885), 300.
  3. ^ The Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol.27, Ed. Hugh Chisholm, (1911), 982.

References

  • Bulletin de la commission historique et archéologique de la Mayenne, Jan. 1878, Imprimerie De Leon Moreau, 1885.
  • The Encyclopædia Britannica, Vol.27, Ed. Hugh Chisholm, 1911.
  • Achaintre, Nicolas Louis, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon,Vol.1, Rue de L'École de Médecine, 1825.

Ancestors

Succession

Preceded by
Francis I
Count of Vendôme
1495–1514
Succeeded by
title was elevated to peerage-duchy
Preceded by
title was elevated from countship
Duke of Vendôme
1514–1537
Succeeded by
Antoine de Bourbon



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