Charles I, Count of Nevers

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Charles I
Count of Nevers and Rethel
Spouse(s) Marie d'Albret
Noble family Valois-Burgundy
Father Philip II, Count of Nevers
Mother Bonne of Artois
Born 1414
Died 25 May 1464 (aged 49–50)

Charles I, Count of Nevers (1414 – 25 May 1464), Count of Nevers and Rethel, was the son of Philip II, Count of Nevers, and Bonne of Artois.[1]

Towards the end of the life of Philip III, Duke of Burgundy, Charles fell under suspicion of practising witchcraft, in an effort to supplant Charles, Count of Charolais, as the heir. He fled to France and died soon after.

He married Marie d'Albret, daughter of Charles II d'Albret on 11 June 1456, but had no legitimate children. He was succeeded by his brother John.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jules Michelet, Louis XI Et Charles Le Téméraire, ed. E. Renault, (Clarendon Press, 1907), 104.


Charles I, Count of Nevers
Cadet branch of the House of Valois
Born: 1414 Died: 25 May 1464
Preceded by
Philip II
Count of Nevers and Rethel
1415–1464
Succeeded by
John II