John VIII, Count of Vendôme

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John VIII
Spouse(s) Isabelle de Beauvau
Noble family House of Bourbon
Father Louis, Count of Vendôme
Mother Jeanne de Laval
Born 1425
Died 6 January 1478(1478-01-06)
Lavardin

John VIII (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.[1] 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,[2] daughter of Louis de Beauvau, Seneschal of Anjou and Marguerite de Chambley. They had eight children:

Jean also had two illegitimate sons:

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bingham, Denis, The Marriages of the Bourbons, Vol.1, (Chapman and Hall Limited:London, 1890), 49.
  2. ^ Bingham, 49.

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John VIII, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1426 Died: 6 January 1477
Preceded by
Louis
Count of Vendôme
1446–1477
Succeeded by
François