Henri, Prince of Condé (1552–1588)

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Henri I de Bourbon, prince de Condé
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Henri I de Bourbon, prince de Condé
Spouse(s) Marie of Cleves
Charlotte Catherine de La Tremoille
Noble family House of Bourbon
Father Louis I, Prince of Condé
Mother Eléanor de Roucy de Roye
Born (1552-12-29)29 December 1552
La Ferté-sous-Jouarre
Died 5 March 1588(1588-03-05) (aged 35)
Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Henri de Bourbon-Condé (Henry I, Prince of Condé; December 29, 1552 – March 5, 1588) was a French Prince du Sang and Huguenot general like his more prominent father, Louis I, Prince of Condé.

Henri was the eldest son of Louis of Bourbon-Condé and Eléanor de Roucy de Roye. Of the eight children in his family, he and his brother François, Prince of Conti were the only ones to have issue. He had a younger half-brother, Charles, Count of Soissons, from his father's second marriage. His first cousin became King Henry IV of France.

He married twice, first to his cousin, Marie of Cleves. Her mother was his father's sister. Marie was a great beauty, and supposedly King Henry III of France had plans to break up their marriage in order to marry her himself, but she died of complications from childbirth before he could do so. With Marie, Henri had one child:

  • Catherine (1574–1595), Marquise d'Isles

Secondly, Henri married his second cousin once removed, Charlotte Catherine de La Tremoille (1568–1629), daughter of Louis III de La Trémoille and granddaughter of Anne de Montmorency. They had at least two children:

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Prince de Condé[edit]

Henri, Prince of Condé (1552–1588)
Cadet branch of the House of Bourbon
Born: 29 December 1552 Died: 5 March 1588
French nobility
Preceded by
Louis I de Bourbon
Prince of Condé
13 March 1569 – 5 March 1588
Succeeded by
Henri II de Bourbon