Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale
|Gaston de Foix|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale|
|Father||John de Foix, 1st Earl of Kendal|
|Mother||Margaret de la Pole|
|Died||25 March 1500 (aged 51–52)|
Gaston de Foix (1448 – 25 March 1500), Earl of Kendal and Count of Benauges, was a French nobleman in the last decades of the Middle Ages. He was a cadet member of the important Foix family in Southern France. He was a son of John de Foix, 1st Earl of Kendal and Margaret de la Pole. His father was created a Knight of the Garter in 1446.
Gaston succeeded as the Count of Benauges in France. As an heir of John de Foix, Earl of Kendal, he also continued to claim that English peerage and therefore was styled Comte de Candale. He firstly married Infanta Catherine of Navarre, the youngest daughter of Gaston IV, Count of Foix, and Eleanor of Navarre. They had four children:
- Gaston de Foix, 3rd Count of Candale.
- Jean de Foix, Archbishop of Bordeaux.
- Pierre de Foix, died without issue.
- Anne of Foix-Candale, married King Vladislaus II of Hungary.
In 1494, he remarried with Isabelle of Albret, daughter of Alain I of Albret. They had four children:
- Alain de Foix, married Françoise dite de Montpezat des Prez.
- Louise de Foix (died 1534), married François de Melun, Count of Epinoy and Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.
- Amanieu de Foix (died 1541), Bishop of Carcassone and Macon.
- Marguerite de Foix.
He also had 3 illegitimate children.