Louis, Duke of Vendôme
|Duke of Vendôme|
Louis in 1630, by Daniel Dumonstier
|Died||6 August 1669
|Issue||Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme
Philippe, Duke of Vendôme
|Father||César de Bourbon|
|Mother||Françoise de Lorraine|
Louis de Bourbon (December 1612 – 6 August 1669), was Duke of Mercœur and later the second Duke of Vendôme, and the grandson of Henry IV of France and Gabrielle d'Estrées. He was the Duke of Vendôme from 1665 at the death of his father.
He was the son of César de Bourbon, Légitimé de France, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise de Lorraine (1592–1669), daughter of Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (d. 1602).
- Louis Joseph de Bourbon (1654–1712), Duke of Vendôme and Marshal of France; married Marie Anne de Bourbon, daughter of Henri Jules, Prince of Condé and Anne Henriette of Bavaria, no issue;
- Philippe de Bourbon (1655–1727), called le prieur de Vendôme, last Duke of Vendôme; never married; no issue.
- Jules César de Bourbon (1657–1660) died in infancy.
First he had a military career and became governor of the Provence in 1640.
After the death of his wife in 1657, he entered the church and became a cardinal and legate of France. As a cardinal, he was styled as the cardinal de Vendôme. At his death, his children were raised by his sister-in-law, Marie Anne Mancini, wife of Godefroy Maurice de La Tour d'Auvergne, none of whom left descendants.
|Ancestors of Louis, Duke of Vendôme|
Titles, styles, honours and arms
Titles and styles
- December 1612 – 22 October 1665 the Duke of Mercœur
- 22 October 1665 – 12 August 1669 the Duke of Vendôme
- Daniel Dumonstier, Musée Condé, Chantilly, 2006
|Duke of Mercœur
|Duke of Vendôme