Francis, Count of Vendôme

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François de Bourbon
François de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme.jpg
François de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme
Spouse(s) Marie de Luxembourg
Noble family House of Bourbon
Father John II, Count of Vendôme
Mother Isabelle de Beauveau
Born 1470
Died 30 October 1495(1495-10-30)
Vercelli

François de Bourbon (1470 – 30 October 1495) was a French prince. He was the Count of Vendôme.

He was the son of John II, Count of Vendôme, and Isabelle de Beauveau.[1] As a legitimate member of the Capetian dynasty, he ranked in France as a prince du sang. At his father's death when he was seven, he became Count of Vendôme. During his minority, his estates were administered by his uncle Louis le Joyeuse.

He was a faithful follower of Anne of France and King Charles VIII of France.

In 1487, he married Marie de Luxembourg,[2] the widow of Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont. She brought great estates as her dowry, including the countships of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise and Soissons in Picardy.

They had six children:

Also by Isabeau de Grigny;

  • Jacques de Bourbon[3]

He died at the age of 25 in Vercelli, Italy, and was succeeded by his son Charles IV de Bourbon. His widow administered the family's estates during Charles' minority.

Ancestors[edit]

Patrilineal descent[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Achaintre, Nicolas Louis, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon,Vol.1, (Rue de L'École de Médecine, 1825), 362.
  2. ^ Achaintre, 366.
  3. ^ Sandret, Louis, Revue nobiliaire historique et biographique, Vol.10, (Libraire Societes des Antiquaires de France, 1875), 488.

References[edit]

  • Achaintre, Nicolas Louis, Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon,Vol.1, Rue de L'ecole de Medecine, 1825.
  • Sandret, Louis, Revue nobiliaire historique et biographique, Vol.10, Libraire Societes des Antiquaires de France, 1875.
Francis, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1470 Died: 30 October 1495
Preceded by
Jean VIII
Count of Vendôme
1477–1495
Succeeded by
Charles IV de Bourbon