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 of Anjou 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, died as an infant

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

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

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

He led the rearguard for King Louis XI at the Battle of Montlhéry.[2]


  1. ^ a b Kekewich 2008, p. xiv.
  2. ^ Rogers 2010, p. 27.


  • 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
Count of Mortain
1425 – 1472
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Count of Gien
aft. 1432 – 1472
Preceded by
Count of Maine
1441 – 1472
Preceded by
Count of Guise
1444 – 1472