- Charles I, Duke of Elbeuf
Charles Duke of Elbeuf Spouse Marguerite de Chabot Charles II, Duke of Elbeuf
Henri, Count of Harcourt
Full name Charles de Lorraine House House of Lorraine Father René de Lorraine Mother Louise de Rieux Born 18 October 1556
Died 4 August 1605(aged 48)
Charles de Lorraine (Joinville, 18 October 1556 - Moulins, 4 August 1605) was a French duke and nobleman. He was marquis of Elbeuf from 1566 to 1572, then duke of Elbeuf from 1582 to 1605 and count of Harcourt from 1566 to 1582, lord of Rieux, baron of Ancenis and peer of France. His parents were René de Lorraine, marquis of Elbeuf and count of Harcourt, and his wife Louise de Rieux.
He was made a knight of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit on 1 December 1581, but was arrested the day after the assassination of duke of Guise. On his release he joined the Catholic League and fought against Henry of Navarre, who was to become king of France. He did not make peace with him until 1594, when he received the governorship of Poitou from him and from then on became his faithful servant.
Marriage and issue
On 5 February 1583 he married Marguerite de Chabot (1565 † 1652), daughter of Léonor Chabot, count of Charny, and of Françoise de Longwy. Their children were :
- Charles de Lorraine (1596 † 1657), Duke of Elbeuf
- Claude Éléonore de Lorraine (1598 † 1654), married in 1600 to Louis Gouffier († 1642), Duke of Roannais
- Henriette de Lorraine (1599 † 1669), Abbess of Soissons
- Henri de Lorraine (1601 † 1666), Count of Harcourt, of,Armagnac and of Brionne
- Françoise de Lorraine (1602 † 1626) never married;
- Catherine de Lorraine (1605 † 1611) died in infancy.
- Georges Poull, La maison ducale de Lorraine, 1991
Duke of Elbeuf
Count of Harcourt
Princes of Lorraine The generations start from the children of Réné II 1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th GenerationPrince Henri* · Charles IV · Nicolas François, Duke of Lorraine · Henri, Duke of Guise* · Louis, Duke of Joyeuse* · Henri, Count of Harcourt · Charles, Duke of Elbeuf* · Henri, Abbot of Hombliéres* · François Marie, Prince of Lillebonne* · François Louis, Count of Harcourt* · Louis, Count of Armagnac · Philippe, Chevalier de Lorraine 6th GenerationFerdinand, Hereditary Prince* · Charles V · Charles Henri, Prince of Commercy* · Louis Joseph, Duke of Guise* · Alfonse Louis, Abbot of Royaumont* · Raimond Bérenger, Abbot of Faron de Meaux* · Henri, Duke of Elbeuf* · Emmanuel Maurice, Duke of Elbeuf* · Henri, Count of Brionne · Alphonse Henri, Count of Harcourt · Charles, Count of Marsan 7th GenerationLéopold I · Charles Joseph, Bishop of Olomouc* · Prince Charles Ferdinand* · Prince Joseph Innocent* · François Antoine, Abbot of Malmedy* · Charles Thomas, Prince of Vaudémont · François Joseph, Duke of Guise* · Henri, Count of Brionne · Charles, Count of Armagnac · Louis, Prince of Lambesc · Joseph, Count of Harcourt · Charles Louis, Count of Marsan 8th Generation 9th GenerationCharles Eugene, Prince of Lambesc, Duke of Elbeuf* · Joseph, Prince of Vaudémont*
- died without surviving issue
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