Charles de La Cerda
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|Charles de La Cerda|
|Father||Alfonso de la Cerda|
|Died||January 8, 1354
A boyhood companion and favorite of John, Duke of Normandy, he commanded the Castilian galleys at the Battle of L'Espagnols-sur-Mer, where he was defeated by Edward III of England after a long and desperate struggle. Soon after John's accession as John II of France, he was appointed Constable of France and created Count of Angoulême. Vacant since the death of Joan II of Navarre in 1349, the title to Angoulême was claimed by her son, Charles II of Navarre, who bitterly resented La Cerda's preferment. In 1351, he married Marguerite, daughter of Charles of Blois.
In 1354, ruffians hired by the King of Navarre set upon and slew de la Cerda in an inn.
Title last held byJoan
|Count of Angoulême
Title next held byJohn I
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