List of counts and dukes of Vendôme
Count of Vendôme, and, later, Duke of Vendôme, were French titles of nobility.
The first known holder of the title was Bouchard Ratepilate. The county passed by marriage to various houses, coming in 1372 to a junior branch of the House of Bourbon. In 1514, Vendôme was made a duchy-peerage. In 1589, the then-Duke of Vendôme came to the throne as Henry IV of France, and the title passed into the royal domain.
It was re-granted to his illegitimate son César in 1598, and held by his descendants until the extinction of the legitimate male line in 1727.
Counts of Vendôme
- Bouchard Ratepilate (c. 930 – 956...967)
- Bouchard I (956...967–1005), also Count of Paris and Count of Corbeil by marriage
- Renaud (1005–1017), Bishop of Paris 991–1017
House of Nevers
- Bodon of Nevers (1017–1023), by marriage to Adèle de Vendôme-Anjou, daughter of Fulk III of Anjou and Elisabeth de Vendôme, daughter of Bouchard I
- Bouchard II (1023–1028)
- under the regency of Fulk III of Anjou (1023–1027)
- shared between Adèle de Vendôme-Anjou and Fulk de Vendôme (1028–1032)
House of Nevers
- Fulk de Vendôme (1056–1066), reinstated by Henry I of France
- Bouchard III (1066–1085)
- under the regency of Guy of Nouastre (1066–1075)
House of Preuilly
- Geoffrey II (1085–1102), Lord of Preuilly, married Euphrosine, daughter of Fulk of Vendôme
- Geoffrey III (1102–1137)
- under the regency (1102–1105) of Euphrosine
- John I (1137–1180)
- Bouchard IV (1180–1202)
- John II (1202–1211)
- John III 1211–1217
- John IV (1217–1230), Lord of Montoire, grandson of Bouchard IV
- Peter I (1230–1249)
- Bouchard V (1249–1270)
- John V (1271–1315)
- Bouchard VI (1315–1354)
- John VI (1354–1364)
- Bouchard VII (1364–1371)
- Joanna (1371–1372)
- under the regency of her grandmother Joanna of Ponthieu (1371–1372)
- Catherine (1372–1403)
- Louis I (1403–1446)
- John II (1446–1477)
- Francis I (1477–1495)
- under the regency of Louis of Joyeuse (1477–1484)
- Charles IV (1495–1514), Count of Vendôme, title raised to Duke of Vendôme and entered the peerage 1514.
English Counts of Vendôme
- Robert Willoughby, 6th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (1424–1430), created Count of Vendôme by John, Duke of Bedford as regent for Henry VI of England as King of France
Dukes of Vendôme
- Charles IV (1514–1537)
- Antoine I (1537–1562), son of, King of Navarre from 1555
- Henry I (1562–1607), son of, King of France from 1589, the Duchy became part of the royal domain after the Edict of 1607.
- César (1598–1665), illegitimate son of Henry IV of France by Gabrielle d'Estrées, born in 1594 and legitimized in 1596 (founder of the house of Bourbon-Vendôme)
- Louis (1612–1669), son of
- Louis Joseph I (1669–1712), son of
- Philip (1712–1727), brother of, Grand Prior of the Order of Malta in France
The Vendôme name was annexed into the royal domain by Louis XIV of France in 1712, on the pretext that Philip's membership in the Order of Malta as grand prior of France prevented him from holding them, but he retained the title.
The title was revived by Orleanists claimants to the throne of France as a courtesy title. However it is invalid in French law.