Engelbert, Count of Nevers

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Count of Nevers
Blason ville fr Nevers.png
Coat-of-arms of Nevers
Spouse(s) Charlotte of Bourbon-Vendôme
Noble family La Marck
Father John I, Duke of Cleves
Mother Elizabeth of Nevers
Born (1462-09-26)26 September 1462
Died 21 November 1506(1506-11-21) (aged 44)

Engelbert of Cleves, Count of Nevers (* 26 September 1462 – † 21 November 1506) was the younger son of John I, Duke of Cleves and Elizabeth of Nevers, only surviving child of John II, Count of Nevers.

In 1481, he was sent with a large army to the Bishopric of Utrecht by his brother John II, Duke of Cleves instead of David of Burgundy. But after the Siege of Utrecht (1483) he had to flee, and Utrecht remained under control of Burgundy.

He married Charlotte of Bourbon-Vendôme, daughter of John VIII, Count of Vendôme, circa 1489. Their son

Engelbert became Count of Nevers and Eu in 1491 upon the death of his maternal grandfather John II, Count of Nevers. His eldest brother John II (1458–1521) inherited Cleves.



  • Karl Leopold Strauven (1876), "Engelbert von Cleve", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), 4, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, p. 330 
  • Detlev Schwennicke: Europäische Stammtafeln. Band I, 1975, S. 190. (DNB 750531436)
  • Jacques Dupont, Jacques Saillot: Cahiers de Saint Louis. Verlag Jacques Dupont, Angers 1976, S. 267.
Engelbert, Count of Nevers
Born: 26 September 1462 Died: 21 November 1506
Preceded by
John II
Count of Nevers
Succeeded by
Charles II
Count of Eu