Fran OIS, Duke of Montpensier

Fran OIS, Duke of Montpensier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Fran ois de Bourbon (1542 - 4 June 1592) was the Duke of Montpensier and member of the House of Bourbon. He was the brother of Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange and wife of William the Silent, Prince of Orange. He was the great grand father of La Grande Mademoiselle cousin of Louis XIV. Fran ois was born in 1542 to Louis de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier and his wife Jacqueline de Longvy. From birth he was known as the Dauphin of Auvergne until his fathers death in 1582 when he inherited his fathers titles and estates. From then on he was styled the Duke of Montpensier; he also inherited the Prince of Dombes as well as the Lordship of Ch tellerault and Viscounty of Brosse. As a teen, he actively took part in the war against the Huguenots. He also organised the prize of Saint-Jean-d'Ang ly in 1569 and fought against Protestants at Saintonge. In 1574, he was named Governor of Languedoc and the Dauphin by Henry III of France. A zealous Roman Catholic, he stayed close to Henry III and didn't join the Holy League. At the death of Henry III, Fran ois allied himself with Henry IV of France his own cousin who took the French throne in 1589.
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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133995653
  • 9786133995659