Charles d'Orléans, comte d'Angoulême
d.1 Jan 1495/96
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Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême (1459 – 1 January 1496) was a member of the French Orléans family descended from Louis I de Valois, Duke of Orléans, who was the son of Charles V of France. He was the son of John, Count of Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. He married the 11 year-old, Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip the Landless and Margaret of Bourbon, on 16 February 1488. They had two children:
Charles also had two illegitimate daughters by his mistress Antoinette de Polignac, Dame de Combronde, who was his wife's lady-in-waiting:
- Jeanne d'Angoulême (c. 1490 – after 1531/1538), married firstly Jean Aubin, Seigneur de Malicorne, and secondly, Jean IV de Longwy, Baron of Pagny, by whom she had three daughters. The youngest, Jacqueline de Longwy (died 28 August 1561), in her own turn married Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier.
- Madeleine d'Angoulême, Abbess of Fontevrault (died 26 October 1543)
He also had an illegitimate daughter by mistress Jeanne Le Conte:
- Souveraine d'Angoulême (died 23 February 1551), married Michel III de Gaillard, Seigneur de Chilly.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Charles, Count of Angoulême, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
- ↑ Anselme (de Sainte-Marie). Histoire généalogique de la maison royale de France, des pairs et grands officiers de la Couronne. (Paris: la Compagnie des Libraires, 1726-1733), 1:210.
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