René de Brosse

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René de Brosse
Count of Penthièvre
Blason famille Brosse.svg
DeBrosse's coat of arms.
Died 24 February 1525
Pavia, Italy
Noble family Brosse
Jean IV de Brosse
3 daughters
Father Jean III de Brosse
Mother Louise de Laval

René de Brosse, also René de Bretagne was the elder son of Jean III de Brosse and Louise de Laval. He was killed at the Battle of Pavia on 24 February 1525.


He was Count of Penthièvre and the father of Jean IV de Brosse and three daughters:

  • Jean IV de Brosse; he was, as John VII, last count of Penthièvre, with no offsprings.
  • Charlotte de Brosse, married François de Luxembourg; her son Sebastian de Luxembourg, 1st duke of Penthièvre, succeeded his uncle.
  • two other daughters.


Preceded by
Jean III
Comte de Penthièvre
Succeeded by
Jean IV