Louis I, Count of Montpensier

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Louis I, Count of Montpensier
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Coats of Arms of Louis I, Count of Montpensier
Spouse(s) Jeanne, Dauphine d'Auvergne
Noble family Bourbon-Montpensier
Father John I, Duke of Bourbon
Mother Marie de Berry, Duchess d'Auvergne
Born 1405
Died May 1486
Rome

Louis de Bourbon (1405 – May 1486) was the third son of John I, Duke of Bourbon and Marie de Berry, Duchess d'Auvergne. He was Count of Montpensier, Clermont-en-Auvergne and Sancerre and Dauphin of Auvergne and was a younger brother of Charles I of Bourbon. He founded the Bourbon-Montpensier branch of the House of Bourbon, who would eventually take over the Duchy in 1505.

Family[edit]

In 1428, he married Jeanne, Dauphine d'Auvergne, daughter and heiress of Beraud III, Dauphin d'Auvergne and Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne. After her death in 1436, he retained those titles[1] (his paternal grandmother having been Anne of Auvergne, daughter of Dauphin Beraud II), and on 5 February 1442, married Gabrielle of La Tour (d. 1486), daughter of Bertrand V of La Tour, count of Auvergne and Boulogne. The couple had four children:

He was succeeded by his son Gilbert.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Biographical Dictionary, Vol 4, (Longman, Brown and Green: London, 1844), 234.

References[edit]

  • The Biographical Dictionary, Vol 4, (Longman, Brown and Green: London, 1844)
Louis I, Count of Montpensier
Born: 1405 Died: May 1486
Preceded by
John I
Count of Montpensier
1428–1486
Succeeded by
Gilbert
Preceded by
Jeanne
Dauphin d'Auvergne
Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne

1428–1486
With: Jeanne 1428–1436