Philibert of Chalon, Prince of Orange
|Reign||18 March 1502 – 3 August 1530|
|Predecessor||John II of Châlon|
|Successor||René of Chalon|
|Born||18 March 1502|
|Died||3 August 1530 (aged 28)|
Outside Florence, Italy
|Noble family||House of Chalon-Arlay|
|Father||John IV lord of Arlay|
|Mother||Philiberta of Luxembourg|
Born at Nozeroy to John IV of Chalon-Arlay, Philibert served Emperor Charles V as commander in Italy, fighting in the War of the League of Cognac. He took part in the Sack of Rome and was killed during the final stages of the Siege of Florence (1530). An interesting exchange of letters during the siege between him and Charles still survives.
He died in 1530 being the last legitimate male line descendant of the ancient house of Ivrea (Anscarids), he was succeeded as Prince of Orange by the son of his sister (Claudia of Chalon), Renatus of Nassau-Breda, who thus founded the House of Orange-Nassau.
|Ancestors of Philibert of Chalon|
- Fletcher, Catherine (2016). The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro de' Medici. Oxford University Press.
- Pitts, Vincent Joseph (1993). The man who sacked Rome: Charles de Bourbon, constable of France (1490–1527). P. Lang.