Charles I de Lalaing
Charles de Lalaing, baron and later 1st count of Lalaing, lord of Escornaix (1466 – Oudenaarde, 18 juli 1525).
Charles was born as the eldest son of Joost de Lalaing, from a family of landowners from Hainaut. He was married to Jacoba of Luxembourg, daughter of Jacob of Luxembourg and Maria of Berlaymont. Their children were:
- Jacob, died on 29 October 1512 at the siege of Maisières
- Charles II, count of Lalaing
- Philip, count of Hoogstraten
- Anna, died after 1602, married to Everard of Pallant, count of Culemborg
From 1504 on he was governor of Oudenaarde. When Charles V spent six weeks at Charles of Lalaing's estates during the Siege of Tournai in 1521, he met Charles' servant Johanna van der Gheynst. As a consequence of the brief affair that ensued, the future regentes Margaret of Parma was born.