Charles, Count of Angoulême

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Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême
Born 1459
Died (1496-01-01)1 January 1496
Noble family Valois
Spouse(s) Louise of Savoy
Father John, Count of Angoulême
Mother Marguerite de Rohan

Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême (French: Charles d'Orléans, Comte d'Angoulême) (1459 – 1 January 1496), was the son of John, Count of Angoulême[1] and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. Charles 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.[1]

He married the 11-year-old, Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip the Landless and Margaret of Bourbon, on 16 February 1488.[2] They had two children:

Charles also had two illegitimate daughters by his mistress Antoinette de Polignac,[4] Dame de Combronde, who was his wife's lady-in-waiting:

He also had an illegitimate daughter by mistress Jeanne Le Conte:[4]

  • Souveraine d'Angoulême (died 23 February 1551),[4] married Michel III de Gaillard, Seigneur de Chilly. In 1534 Married French Ambassador Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon.



  1. ^ a b R.J. Knecht, Francis I, (Cambridge University Press, 1982), xvi.
  2. ^ R.J. Knecht, Francis I, 1.
  3. ^ Jonathan A. Reid, King's Sister - Queen of Dissent: Marguerite of Navarre (1492-1549) and her Evangelical Network, Vol. 1, ed. Andrew Colin Gow, (Brill, 2009), 56-57.
  4. ^ a b c d e f R.J. Knecht, Francis I, 2.

See also[edit]

Charles, Count of Angoulême
Born: 1459 Died: 1 January 1496
French nobility
Preceded by
Count of Angoulême
30 April 1467 – 1 January 1496
Succeeded by