John VIII, Count of Vendôme

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John II, Count of Vendôme
Spouse(s) Isabelle de Beauvau
Noble family House of Bourbon
Father Louis, Count of Vendôme
Mother Jeanne de Laval
Born 1425
Died 6 January 1478(1478-01-06)

John II, Count of Vendôme (1425 - 6 January 1478) was a French nobleman, son of Louis, Count of Vendôme.[1] He was the eighth Count of Vendôme named John, and the second of his name from the House of Bourbon to possess that county. He was a courtier of King Charles VII of France and fought the English in Normandy and Guyenne. He attached himself to King Louis XI, but was not in his royal favor. He withdrew to the Château of Lavardin and completed its construction.

In 1454, he married Isabelle de Beauvau,[2] daughter of Louis de Beauvau, Seneschal of Anjou and Marguerite de Chambley. They had eight children:

Jean also had two illegitimate sons:


Patrilineal descent[edit]


  1. ^ Bingham, Denis, The Marriages of the Bourbons, Vol.1, (Chapman and Hall Limited:London, 1890), 49.
  2. ^ Bingham, 49.


John VIII, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1426 Died: 6 January 1477
Preceded by
Count of Vendôme
Succeeded by