The Lords and Dukes of Bourbon


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The Lords and Dukes of Bourbon.

I'll start with Robert de France, Count of Clermont and his wife Béatrice de Bourgogne,Dame de Bourbon as they were the parents of the 1st Duke of Bourbon.Robert was a younger son of Louis IX of France and Margaret de Provence,he married Béatrice daughter of Jean of Burgundy ,Count of Charolais and Agnes of Dampierre,Dame de Bourbon.Beatrice was buried beside her mother at the Cordeliers Convent de Champaigue outside Paris but this was destroyed during the French Revolution.Robert de France was buried at the Couvent des Jacobins in Paris,this was destroyed during the Revolution.




Robert de France


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Béatrice de Bourgogne

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert,_Count_of_Clermont

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_of_Burgundy,_Lady_of_Bourbon

Tomb Effigy of Béatrice de Bourgogne from the now destroyed Cordeliers Convent de Champaigue.

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Charles IV of France elevated the Lordship of Bourbon to a duchy in 1327,the 1st Duke,Louis had married Marie d'Avesnes in 1310.Marie was the daughter of John II, Count of Holland and Philippa of Luxembourg.Louis was buried at the now destroyed Couvent des Jacobins,whilst Marie was buried at the Cordeliers Convent de Champaigue outside Paris.

Louis I,1st Duke of Bourbon,Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis and La Marche


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Marie d'Avesnes,Duchess of Bourbon


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_I,_Duke_of_Bourbon


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_of_Avesnes
 
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What a wonderful start. The Bourbons are such an intriguing family. They still own the eldest Bourbon castle in Bourbon-l'Archambault (now placed into the family foundation) and your pics above made me think about my visit to that castle. (Picture). I can see them walking there... ;-)
 
Louis II was the son of Pierre Ier,Duke of Bourbon and Isabella of Valois ,he married Anna d'Auvergne in January 1370.Anne later inherited the countdom of Forez ,both Louis and Anne were buried at Souvigny Priory in the Bourbonnais.


Louis II, Duke of Bourbon,Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis ,Count of Forez,Baron de Roanne and Sire de Beaujeu.

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Anne Dauphine d'Auvergne, Duchess of Bourbon,Comtesse de Forez.


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Joint Tomb at Souvigny Priory.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_II,_Duke_of_Bourbon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Auvergne
 
Charles I, Duke of Bourbon was the son of John I, Duke of Bourbon and Marie, Duchess of Auvergne.Charles married Agnes of Burgundy in 1415,Agnes was the daughter of John the Fearless and Margaret of Bavaria.Charles was Duke of Bourbon,Auvergne,Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis,Forez and Montpensier.Both Charles and Agnes are buried at Souvigny Priory in the Bourbonnais

Charles I, Duke of Bourbon


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Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon


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Joint Tomb at Souvigny Priory


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_I,_Duke_of_Bourbon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnes_of_Burgundy,_Duchess_of_Bourbon
 
Jean II de Bourbon also known as 'John the Good' was the successor to Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and was Duke of Bourbon and Auvergne from 1456 until his death in 1488.He married 3 times but had no surviving issue.

Jean II "the Good"Duke of Bourbon (1426-88)


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_II,_Duke_of_Bourbon




Charles II, Duke of Bourbon was a younger son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy.Charles II was briefly Duke of Bourbon but was also a Cardinal and the Archbishop of Lyon.He died in 1488 and was buried at the Bourbon chapel in Saint-Jean's Cathedral in Lyon.

Charles II de Bourbon


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_II,_Duke_of_Bourbon
 
Though not a Duke of Bourbon,Louis a younger son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy and was the Prince Bishop of Liège. He led a turbulent life and was assassinated in August 1482.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_de_Bourbon,_Bishop_of_Li%C3%A8ge

Isabella of Bourbon,daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy was married in 1454 to the future Charles the Bold,duke of Burgundy.Isabella was the mother of Mary of Burgundy and died in September 1465.Her remains were buried at St. Michael's Abbey, Antwerp.

Isabella of Bourbon


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Tomb Effigy at the now destroyed St. Michael's Abbey, Antwerp.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_of_Bourbon

Marguerite de Bourbon was a younger sister of Isabella and was married to Philip II, Duke of Savoy in 1472.Her daughter was Louise de Savoie,mother of François I of France and later Regent of France.Marguerite de Bourbon died in 1483 and is buried at the Abbey church of Saint-Nicolas-de-Tolentin de Brou.


Tomb of Marguerite de Bourbon,Duchess of Savoy


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Pierre II de Bourbon was the youngest son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Agnes of Burgundy.He married Anne de France,daughter of Louis XI and Charlotte de Savoie in 1473.In 1483,Louis XI died and his daughter Anne was appointed Regent of France for her younger brother,Charles VIII.Following the forced renunciation of Charles II in 1488,Pierre became Duke of Bourbon and Auvergne, Count of La Marche, Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, l'Isle-Jourdain and Forez, Viscount of Thouars, Lord of Beaujeu. Pierre died in 1503 and was succeeded by his only surviving child,Susanne de Bourbon.Pierre,Anne and Susanne are all buried at Souvigny Priory in the Bourbonnais (tombs destroyed in 1793 during French Revolution).

Pierre II de Bourbon

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Anne de France,Regent of France,Duchess of Bourbon.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_II,_Duke_of_Bourbon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_France
 
Suzanne de Bourbon was the only surviving child of Pierre II and Anne de France and succeeded her father upon his death in 1503.In 1505 the frail Suzanne Duchess de Bourbon was married to her cousin Charles de Bourbon-de Montpensier at Moulins.In 1517,Suzanne gave birth to an heir,François Comte de Clermont who sadly died a couple of months later.The Duchess herself who was never in good health died in April 1521,followed by her formidable mother Anne de France in November 1522.Charles de Bourbon was killed during the Sack of Rome in May 1527.Both Anne and her daughter are buried at Souvigny Priory in the Bourbonnais ,Charles was buried at Gaeta in Italy.

Suzanne of Bourbon

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Charles of Bourbon-Montpensier

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzanne,_Duchess_of_Bourbon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_III,_Duke_of_Bourbon
 
Following the death of her cousin,Suzanne in 1521,Louise de Savoie the mother of King François I of France laid claim to the Bourbon inheritance .Louise was the daughter of Marguerite de Bourbon a younger daughter of Charles Ier de Bourbon.The politically active Louise was herself Regent of France on anumber of occasions and had been made duchesse d'Angoulême in 1515 by her son the King.Following Louise's sudden death in September 1531 her titles and estates were incorporated to the Royal Domain.Louise was buried at Saint Denis Abbey outside Paris.

Louise de Savoie,Duchesse de Bourbon,Angoulême& Auvergne,comtesse de Forez, de Clermont et de la Marche, dame de Beaujeu




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_of_Savoy
 
Are there any ancestors alive today? I worked for a beginning producer in the late 90's, he wore a ring with a family crest on it & he said it was from his mother's side. I pressured him about his history & he was very secretive. We traveled a lot and I knew he had come from serious money. The most I could get out of him was that he had roots in France, he was Roman Catholic & his mother had died. He would be in his middle to late 40's today. I've searched & searched for his name & I can't find a thing. I don't think he used his "real" name although the name I knew him by is listed on IMDB. Just in case somebody reading this can think of something or will want a little more, I can say his first name (which is probably his true first name) is Michael. He divides his time between LA & NY. (And Europe?) Any ideas? TIA.


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Are there any ancestors alive today? I worked for a beginning producer in the late 90's, he wore a ring with a family crest on it & he said it was from his mother's side. I pressured him about his history & he was very secretive. We traveled a lot and I knew he had come from serious money. The most I could get out of him was that he had roots in France, he was Roman Catholic & his mother had died. He would be in his middle to late 40's today. I've searched & searched for his name & I can't find a thing. I don't think he used his "real" name although the name I knew him by is listed on IMDB. Just in case somebody reading this can think of something or will want a little more, I can say his first name (which is probably his true first name) is Michael. He divides his time between LA & NY. (And Europe?) Any ideas? TIA.


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This article, if you read it through, might answer your question. Prince Michael of Greece is King Constantine (Sofia of Spain's) 1st cousin. He descends from the Bourbon's through his mother and is an author.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/mar/03/india.france#
 
This article, if you read it through, might answer your question. Prince Michael of Greece is King Constantine (Sofia of Spain's) 1st cousin. He descends from the Bourbon's through his mother and is an author.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2007/mar/03/india.france#

A correction - Prince Michael is not a 1st cousin of Constantine and Sofia. He is the 1st cousin of their father, the late King Pavlos, and also a 1st cousin of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip. Pavlos, Philip, and Michael are all grandchildren of King George I of Greece.

Also, Michael is 77 years old and he is Greek Orthodox.
 
James de Bourbon, Count of La Marche & Ponthieu was a younger son of Louis I, Duke of Bourbon and Marie d'Avesnes.James was also the Constable of France from 1354 to 1356.He married Jeanne de Châtillon in 1335,James died in April 1362 and Jeanne in 1344.The Bourbon kings of France are descended from James,Count of La Marche & Ponthieu .James and his wife were buried at the Collégiale Saint-Georges de Vendôme but this was ransaked ,desecrated and demolished during the French Revolution.

James de Bourbon, Count of La Marche & Ponthieu

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_I,_Count_of_La_Marche
 
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James de Bourbon-La Marche and Jeanne de Châtillon had 2 sons Peter II, Count de La Marche and his younger brother John,Count of La Marche and of Vendôme.Peter briefly succeeded his father as Count for a few weeks in 1362 and was then succeeded by his brother John.John had married Catherine de Vendôme in 1364,who in inherited the countdoms of Vendôme and Castres in 1374 following the death of her brother.Both John and Catherine were buried at the now destroyed Collégiale Saint-Georges de Vendôme.

Jean de Bourbon et Catherine de Vendôme


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Joint Tomb (destroyed in 1794)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_II,_Count_of_La_Marche


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_I,_Count_of_La_Marche

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_of_Vend%C3%B4me
 
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Louis, Count of Vendôme and later Count of Chartres was the younger son of Jean de Bourbon & Catherine de Vendôme.He married twice,firstly to Blanche de Roucy and after her death in 1421 he married Jeanne de Laval,dame de Campzillon.Louis died in 1446 and his second wife Jeanne in 1468.

Louis et Blanche


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Louis, Count of Vendôme


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Blanche de Roucy


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis,_Count_of_Vend%C3%B4me
 
The Chateau of the Dukes of Bourbon is a castle in Montlucon, France.
 
The Chateau of Montlucon later passed to the Prince of Condé but it was originally a residence of Louis II of Bourbon who died there in 1410.
Louis II was Duke of Bourbon ,Count of Clermont ,Count of Forez,Lord of Mercœur, Baron of Roannais ,Sire of Beaujeu and Prince of Dombes.

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Thanks An Ard Ari!
When I see a name of a location or title I've never heard of, like Prince of Dombes, it sparks my curiosity. Thanks to your post I found that Dombes was an independent principality all on its own with a capital and its own mint until one of the princes gave it to the crown.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dombes

...The eldest son of the duke of Maine, Louis-Auguste de Bourbon (1700–1755), prince of Dombes, served in the army of Prince Eugene of Savoy against the Turks (1717), took part in the War of the Polish Succession (1733–1734), and in that of the Austrian Succession (1742-1747). He was made colonel-general of the Swiss regiment, governor of Languedoc and master of the hounds of France. He was succeeded, as prince of Dombes, by his brother the count of Eu, who in 1762 surrendered the principality to the crown.
 
The House of Bourbon held vast lads and Prince de Dombes was one of them that was acquired and by the time Henri IV became king these were merged with the French Crown.

Henri III/IV mother for instance held vast swathes of territory in France
Jeanne d'Albret,Queen of Navarre

Duchess of Albret
Countess of Limoges
Countess of Foix
Countess of Armagnac
Countess of Bigorre
Countess of Périgord
Viscountess de Bearn
Princess of Andorra

Henri III/IV father Antoine de Bourbon held these titles
Duke of Vendôme
Count de Marle
Count de Limoges
Count de Rodez
 
Charles II (1523-1590) was not only Duke of Bourbon. He was a French cleric and cardinal.
http://www.maryevans.com/history/10449298

Charles was never Duke of Bourbon ,he was known as the Cardinal de Bourbon,Archbishop of Rouen.
He was the uncle of Henri III of Navarre and later Henri IV of France.

The Catholic League selected him as the legitimate king of France following the Assassination of Henri III in 1589 but the Cardinal was under house arrest.

In 1521 Suzanne, Duchesse de Bourbon died childless .
The duchy of Bourbon was seized by her cousin Louise of Savoy , Duchess of Angoulême in 1522 who was the mother of François I .And following her death the duchy of Bourbon reverted to the Royal Domain.
 
Dukes of Bourbon:
  • 1327–1341 : Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279–1341), the lame or the great
  • 1341–1356 : Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311–1356)
  • 1356–1410 : Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (1337–1410)
  • 1410–1434 : John I, Duke of Bourbon (1381–1434)
  • 1434–1456 : Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401–1456)
  • 1456–1488 : John II, Duke of Bourbon (1426–1488)
  • 1488–1488 : Charles II, Duke of Bourbon (1434–1488), Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyons
  • 1488–1503 : Peter II, Duke of Bourbon (1438–1503)
  • 1503–1521 : Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491–1521)
  • 1505–1523 : Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490–1527), Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne
  • 1523–1531: Louise of Savoy, Duchess suo jure of Auvergne and Bourbon, Duchess of Nemours (1476–1531)
  • 1544–1545: Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans (1522–1545), youngest and third son of Francis I of France. He died childless and the title returned to the crown.
  • 1566–1574: Henry, Duke of Anjou (1551–1589), younger brother of Charles IX of France. He succeeded to the throne in 1574, and his titles merged into the crown.
  • 1661–1667: Louis, Grand Condé (1621–1686), also Duke of Enghien and Prince of Condé
  • 1667–1670: Henri de Bourbon (1667–1670), grandson of preceding, died in infancy
  • 1670–1709: Louis, Duke of Bourbon (1668–1710), brother of preceding, afterwards Prince of Condé
  • 1709–1736: Louis Henri, Duke of Bourbon (1692–1740), son of preceding, afterwards Prince of Condé
  • 1736–1772: Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736–1818), son of preceding, afterwards Prince of Condé
  • 1756–1830: Louis Henri, Prince of Condé (1756–1830), son of preceding, afterwards Prince of Condé. At his death in 1830, the House of Condé became extinct.
 
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Dukes of Bourbon:
First creation: 1327–1523 – House of Bourbon
  • 1327–1341 : Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (1279–1341), the lame or the great
  • 1341–1356 : Peter I, Duke of Bourbon (1311–1356)
  • 1356–1410 : Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (1337–1410)
  • 1410–1434 : John I, Duke of Bourbon (1381–1434)
  • 1434–1456 : Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401–1456)
  • 1456–1488 : John II, Duke of Bourbon (1426–1488)
  • 1488–1488 : Charles II, Duke of Bourbon (1434–1488), Cardinal and Archbishop of Lyons
  • 1488–1503 : Peter II, Duke of Bourbon (1438–1503)
  • 1503–1521 : Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon (1491–1521)
  • 1505–1523 : Charles III, Duke of Bourbon (1490–1527), Count of Montpensier and Dauphin of Auvergne


Suzanne had bequeathed her lands,titles and estates to her husband Charles de Montpensier but this was contested by the king's mother, Louise of Savoy, who herself was the daughter of Marguerite de Bourbon an aunt of Suzanne.When it was proposed that Louise could marry Charles he laughingly rejected it and Louise went after him with sheer vengeance and had destroyed him.
Charles de Montpensier died at the siege of Rome in 1527 but the Bourbon lands and titles were awarded to Louise in 1522.

Louise of Savoy was Duchess of Bourbon,Angoulême , of Touraine and of Nemours ,Countess of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis and La Marche.
 
The Duchy of Bourbon​

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