John VIII, Count of Vendôme

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Baie 6 Jean VIII de Bourbon (Notre-Dame, Évreux).JPG
Born 1425
Died (1477-01-06)6 January 1477
Noble family Bourbon
Spouse(s) Isabelle de Beauvau
Father Louis, Count of Vendôme
Mother Jeanne de Laval

John VIII de Bourbon (1425 - 6 January 1477) was Count of Vendôme from 1466 until his death. A member of the House of Bourbon, he was the son and successor of Louis, Count of Vendôme. As a courtier of King Charles VII of France, he fought the English in Normandy and Guyenne. He attached himself to King Louis XI, but was not in royal favor. He withdrew to the Château of Lavardin and completed its construction.

In 1454, he married Isabelle de Beauvau, daughter of Louis de Beauvau, Marshal of Provence and Marguerite de Chambley. They had eight children:

Jean also had two illegitimate sons:


Patrilineal descent[edit]



  • Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1911). The Cambridge Modern History. Cambridge University Press. 
John VIII, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1426 Died: 6 January 1477
Preceded by
Count of Vendôme
Succeeded by