Person:Louis I, Duke of Anjou (1)

Louis I , Duke of Anjou
Facts and Events
Name Louis I , Duke of Anjou
Alt Name[2] Louis I , King of Sicily
Gender Male
Birth[1] 23 Jul 1339 Vincennes, Paris, FranceChâteau de Vincennes
Other 8 Feb 1351 Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, Francebetrothed
with Constanza de Aragón (add)
Marriage 9 Jul 1360 to Marie de Blois-Châtillon
Death[1][2] 20 Sep 1384 Bisceglie, Bari, Puglia, ItalyBiseglia Castle
Ancestral File Number FHKP-XX
Other? House of Valois-Anjou
Burial[2] Angers, Angers, Maine-et-Loire, FranceCathédrale Saint-Maurice

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Louis I (23 July 1339–20 September 1384) was the second son of John II of France and the founder of the Angevin branch of the French royal house. Bonne of Bohemia gave birth to him at the Château de Vincennes. His father appointed him Count of Anjou and Count of Maine in 1356, and then raised him to the title Duke of Anjou in 1360 and Duke of Touraine in 1370.

In 1382, as the adopted son of Joan I, he succeeded to the counties of Provence and Forcalquier. He also inherited from her a claim to the kingdoms of Naples and Jerusalem. He was already a veteran of the Hundred Years' War against the English when he led an army into Italy to claim his Neapolitan inheritance. He died on the march and his claims and titles fell to his son and namesake, Louis II, who succeeding in ruling Naples for a time.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Louis I of Naples, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 LOUIS de France, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.