Charles, Count of Angoulême

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Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême
Spouse(s) Louise of Savoy
Noble family House of Valois
Father John, Count of Angoulême
Mother Marguerite de Rohan
Born 1459
Died 1 January 1496(1496-01-01)

Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême (French: Charles d'Orléans, Comte d'Angoulême) (1459 – 1 January 1496) was a member of the French Orléans family descended from Louis I de Valois, Duke of Orléans, who was the son of Charles V of France. He was the son of John, Count of Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. He married the 11-year-old, Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip the Landless and Margaret of Bourbon, on 16 February 1488. They had two children:

Charles also had two illegitimate daughters by his mistress Antoinette de Polignac, Dame de Combronde, who was his wife's lady-in-waiting:[1]

He also had an illegitimate daughter by mistress Jeanne Le Conte:

  • Souveraine d'Angoulême (died 23 February 1551), married Michel III de Gaillard, Seigneur de Chilly. In 1534 Married French Ambassador Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon.



  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, France, Capetian Kings
Charles, Count of Angoulême
Born: 1459 Died: 1 January 1496
French nobility
Preceded by
Count of Angoulême
30 April 1467 – 1 January 1496
Succeeded by