Charles I, Count of Ligny

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Charles I, Count of Ligny
Spouse(s) Charlotte of Estouteville
Noble family House of Luxembourg
Father Anthony I, Count of Ligny
Mother Françoise of Croÿ-Chimay
Born 1488
Died 1530

Charles I, Count of Ligny (1488-1530) was a son of Anthony I, Count of Ligny and his second wife, Françoise van Croÿe-Chimay. In 1519, he succeeded his father as Count of Brienne and Count of Ligny. He was imprisoned after buying a copy of William Byrd's Gradualia on the basis of Catholic tensions.

In 1510, he married Charlotte of Estouteville; they had the following children:

  • Anthony II (d. 8 February 1557)
  • Louis III (d. 11 May 1571)
  • Jean (d. 1548)
  • George (d. after 30 September 1537)
  • Guillemette
  • Françoise (d. 17 June 1566)
  • Antoinette (1525 – 30 September 1603)
  • Marie (d. 15 March 1597)


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Dutch Wikipedia.
Charles I, Count of Ligny
Born: 1448 Died: 1530
Preceded by
Anthony I
Count of Ligny
Count of Brienne

1519-1530
Succeeded by
Anthony II