Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont

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Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont
Armoiries Comtes Lorraine-Vaudémont.svg
Coat of arms of Lorraine-Vaudémont
Spouse(s) Yolande of Anjou
Noble family House of Vaudémont
Father Antoine of Lorraine
Mother Marie of Harcourt
Born c. 1428
Died 31 August 1470(1470-08-31)
Joinville

Frederick (Ferry) II of Vaudémont (c. 1428 – 31 August 1470), also known as Frederick II of Lorraine, was Count of Vaudémont and Lord of Joinville from 1458 to 1470. He was son of Antoine of Lorraine, Count of Vaudémont and Lord of Joinville and Marie, Countess of Aumale and Baroness of Elbeuf. He is sometimes numbered Frederick V by continuity with the Dukes of Lorraine.

In 1445, he married his cousin Yolande of Anjou (1428–1483), daughter of René I of Anjou, (King of Naples, Duke of Anjou, of Bar and of Lorraine, Count of Provence), and of Isabelle, Duchess of Lorraine. This marriage put an end to the litigation which existed between the fathers of the bride and groom, in connection with the succession of the Duchy of Lorraine. They had six children:

In 1453 his father-in-law honoured him with the command of the troops that he sent to the Dauphin Louis to help him to fight the Duke of Savoy.

In 1456 René entrusted the government of the Duchy of Bar to Frederick, and in 1459 granted him the honorary title of Lieutenant-General of Sicily.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Cawley, Charles. "Medieval Lands". http://fmg.ac/. Retrieved 28 June 2014. 
Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont
Born: c. 1428 Died: 31 August 1470
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Antoine
Count of Vaudémont
1458–1470
Succeeded by
René II