Charles I, Count of Armagnac

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Charles d'Armagnac, born 1425, died June 3, 1497 in Castelnau-de-Montmiral at the age of 72 years, was Count of Armagnac and Rodez from 1473 to 1497. He was the son of John IV, Count of Armagnac[1] and Rodez, and Isabella d'Évreux. Because of his brother John V's disloyalty to the king of France, Charles was imprisoned for fifteen years. His brother was a leader of the league of the public weal against Louis XI, ending his life in a skirmish, allowing Charles to inherit the title of Count of Armagnac.[2]

Marriage and children[edit]

He married on November 26, 1468, Catherine de Foix Candale (d. 1510), daughter of Jean de Foix and Margaret de la Pole. They had no children.

Charles had an illegitimate child;

  • Peter, Baron de Caussade.[3]

Count of Armagnac[edit]

Charles d'Armagnac died (1497) without legitimate issue and the title of Count of Armagnac was conferred upon Charles IV, Duke of Alençon.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Archives historiques de la Gascogne, Vol.14-16, Ed. Société historique de Gascogne, (Cocharaux Frères, 1887), 213.
  2. ^ Catholic world, Vol.9, Ed. Paulist Fathers, (The Catholic Publication House, 1869), 844.
  3. ^ Revue de Gascogne: bulletin bimestrial de la Société historique, Vol.34, (Imprimerie et Lithographie G. Foix, 1893), 457.

References[edit]

  • Archives historiques de la Gascogne, Vol.14-16, Ed. Société historique de Gascogne, Cocharaux Frères Imprimerie, 1887.
  • Catholic world, Vol.9, Ed. Paulist Fathers, The Catholic Publication House, 1869.
  • Revue de Gascogne: bulletin bimestrial de la Société historique, Vol.34, Imprimerie et Lithographie G. Foix, 1893.
Preceded by
John V
Count of Armagnac
1473–1497
Succeeded by
Charles II