Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême (French: Charles d'Orléans, Comte d'Angoulême) (1459 – 1 January 1496), was the son of John, Count of Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. Charles 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 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:
- Jeanne d'Angoulême (c. 1490 – after 1531/1538), married firstly Jean Aubin, Seigneur de Malicorne, and secondly, Jean IV de Longwy, Baron of Pagny, by whom she had three daughters. The youngest, Jacqueline de Longwy (died 28 August 1561), in her own turn married Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier.
- Madeleine d'Angoulême, Abbess of Fontevrault (died 26 October 1543)
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.
|Ancestors of Charles, Count of Angoulême
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- ^ Jonathan A. Reid, King's Sister - Queen of Dissent: Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) and her Evangelical Network, Vol. 1, ed. Andrew Colin Gow, (Brill, 2009), 56-57.
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