Charles, Count of Maine

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Tomb of Charles, Count of Maine.

Charles du Maine (Château de Montils-lez-Tours, 1414 – 1472, Neufvy-en-Touraine) was the third son of Louis II, Duke of Anjou and King of Naples and Yolande of Aragon.[1]

In 1434, he married Cobella Ruffo (d. 1442), Countess of Montalto and Corigliano, he had one son:

  • Jean Louis Marin of Anjou, died as an infant.

In 1437, he took up arms on behalf of King Charles VII of France, participating in the capture of Montereau, and that of Pontoise, in 1441. At this time, his brother, René of Anjou, ceded to him the County of Maine. He continued to take part in King Charles' campaigns.

By his second marriage, in 1443, to Isabelle of Luxembourg (d. 1472), daughter of Peter I of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, he had two children:

A dispute over the county of Guise between Charles and Isabelle's brother, Louis of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol, was settled by settling it upon Isabelle as a dowry.

Charles also had an illegitimate daughter, Mary of Anjou, who married Thomas Courtenay, 6th Earl of Devon.[2]


He led the rearguard for King Louis XI of France at the Battle of Montlhéry.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kekewich 2008, p. xiv.
  2. ^ Richardson IV 2011, p. 41.
  3. ^ Rogers 2010, p. 27.

References[edit]

  • Kekewich, Margaret L. (2008). The Good King: René of Anjou and Fifteenth Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan. 
  • Rogers, Clifford J., ed. (2010). "Battle of Montlhery". The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military. Vol. 3. Oxford University Press. pp. 27–28. 
French nobility
Preceded by
Unknown
Count of Mortain
1425 – 1472
Succeeded by
Charles
Preceded by
Charles?
Count of Gien
aft. 1432 – 1472
Preceded by
René
Count of Maine
1441 – 1472
Preceded by
Louis
Count of Guise
1444 – 1472