Louis I, Count of Nevers

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Louis I, Count of Nevers
Spouse(s) Joan, Countess of Rethel
Noble family House of Dampierre
Father Robert III, Count of Flanders
Mother Yolande, Countess of Nevers
Born 1272
Died 22 July 1322(1322-07-22)

Louis I (1272 – 22 July 1322) was suo jure Count of Nevers and jure uxoris Count of Rethel.

Louis was the son of Robert III, Count of Flanders,[1] and Yolande, Countess of Nevers.[2] He succeeded his parents as Count of Nevers. In December 1290, he married Joan, Countess of Rethel, [3] and thus became her co-ruler in the County of Rethel. They had two children:

He died in Paris shortly before his father and thus never succeeded his father as Count of Flanders.



  1. ^ William H. TeBrake, A Plague of Insurrection: Popular Politics and Peasant Revolt in Flanders, 1323-1328, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993), 36.
  2. ^ The Low Countries and the Disputed Imperial Election of 1314, Henry S. Lucas, Speculum, Vol. 21, No. 1 (Jan., 1946), 80.
  3. ^ a b David M Nicholas, Medieval Flanders, (Taylor & Francis, 1992), 442.

Louis I, Count of Nevers
Born: 1272 Died: 22 July 1322
French nobility
Preceded by
Yolande and Robert
Count of Nevers Blason comte fr Nevers.svg
Succeeded by
Louis I
Preceded by
as sole ruler
Count of Rethel Blason Rethel.png
Succeeded by
as sole ruler