Jacques, Duke of Nemours
|Jacques, Duke of Nemours|
Portrait of Jacques of Savoie by an anonymous artist
|Noble family||House of Savoy|
|Father||Philippe, Duke of Nemours|
|Mother||Charlotte van Longueville|
12 October 1531|
|Died||18 June 1585
Jacques of Savoy, 2nd Duke of Nemours (October 12, 1531 – June 18, 1585) became Duke of Nemours in 1533.
He was a supporter of the house of Guise, and had to retire for some time into Savoy in consequence of a plot. On his return to France he fought the Huguenots, and signalized himself by his successes in Dauphiné and Lyonnais. In 1567 he induced the court to return from Meaux to Paris, took part in the battle of Saint Denis, protested against the peace of Longjumeau, and repulsed the invasion of Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken. He devoted his last years to letters and art, and died at Annecy.
He was married to Anna d'Este, daughter of Duke Ercole II of Ferrara and Renée of France, and widow of Francis, Duke of Guise. He was succeeded as Duke of Nemours by his son, Charles Emmanuel de Savoie, 3rd Duc de Nemours.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press
Philippe de Savoie
|Duke of Nemours
Charles Emmanuel de Savoie
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