Philibert of Chalon

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Philibert of Chalon, Prince of Orange
Philibert of Chalon
Reign18 March 1502 – 3 August 1530
PredecessorJohn II of Châlon
SuccessorRené of Chalon
Born18 March 1502
Nozeroy, Franche-Comté
Died3 August 1530(1530-08-03) (aged 28)
Outside Florence, Italy
Noble familyHouse of Chalon-Arlay
FatherJohn IV lord of Arlay
MotherPhiliberta of Luxembourg

Philibert de Chalon (18 March 1502 – 3 August 1530) was the last Prince of Orange from the House of Chalon.


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[1] and was killed during the final stages of the Siege of Florence (1530).[2] 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.

Portrait of Philibert Prince of Orange from a contemporary portrait.



  1. ^ Pitts 1993, p. 350-351.
  2. ^ Fletcher 2016, p. 61.


  • 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.
Philibert of Chalon
Born: 18 March 1502 3 August
Preceded by Prince of Orange
Succeeded by
Government offices
Preceded by Viceroy of Naples
Succeeded by