René, Duke of Alençon

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René of Alençon
Duke of Alençon
Count of Perche
Spouse(s) Marguerite of Harcourt
Margaret of Lorraine
Noble family House of Valois-Alençon
Father John II of Alençon
Mother Marie of Armagnac
Born 1454
Died 1 November 1492(1492-11-01)
Chateau d'Alençon
Coat of arms of the counts and dukes of Alençon of the House of Valois.
Coat of arms of the counts of Perche.

René of Alençon (1454 – 1 November 1492, Chateau d'Alençon, age 37–38), was the son of John II of Alençon and Marie of Armagnac.

Restoration of title[edit]

In 1478, he was restored as Duke of Alençon and Count of Perche, titles which had been confiscated from his family after his father's conviction in 1474.

Family[edit]

His first wife was Marguerite, daughter of William of Harcourt, Count of Tancarville. He married a second time on 14 May 1488 at Toul, to Margaret of Lorraine (1463 – 1 November 1521), daughter of Frederick, Count of Vaudémont and Yolande of Anjou. Margaret bore him three children:

  1. Charles IV of Alençon (1489–1525)
  2. Françoise of Alençon (c. 1490 – 14 September 1550, La Fleche), Duchess of Beaumont, married 1505 in Blois, François, Duke of Longueville (d. 1512), married 1513 Charles, Duke of Vendôme
  3. Anne (30 October 1492 – 18 October 1562, Casale Monferrato), Lady of la Guerche, married 31 August 1508 in Blois William IX of Montferrat

He also had several illegitimate children:

  1. Charles (d. 1545), Lord of Cany
  2. Marguerite, married 1485 Jacques de Boisguyon, married Henri de Bournel
  3. Jacqueline, married Gilles des Ormes
René, Duke of Alençon
House of Valois-Alençon
Born: 1454 Died: 1 November 1492
Preceded by
John II
Duke of Alençon
1478 – 1492
Succeeded by
Charles IV
Count of Perche
1478 – 1492