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John, Count of Angoulême

John, Count of Angoulême
John, Count of Angoulême
Spouse(s) Marguerite de Rohan
Noble family House of Valois-Angoulême
Father Louis I, Duke of Orléans
Mother Valentina Visconti
Born (1399-06-28)28 June 1399
Died 30 April 1467(1467-04-30) (aged 67)
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John of Orléans, Count of Angoulême and of Périgord (French: Jean d'Orléans, comte d'Angoulême, 26 June 1399 – 30 April 1467), was a younger son of Louis I, Duke of Orléans, and Valentina Visconti, and a grandson of Charles V of France. He was the younger brother of the noted poet, Charles, Duke of Orléans, and grandfather of Francis I of France.

John was taken hostage by the English in 1412, and not released until 1444. In 1415 he was joined by his older brother Charles, with whom he shared an interest in literature.[1] He had to sell part of his estates to pay for his ransom, but still collected many books. After that, he fought under the orders of his illegitimate half-brother, Dunois, driving the English out of Guyenne in 1451.

On 31 August 1449, he married Marguerite de Rohan, daughter of Alain IX of Rohan and Marguerite of Brittany. They had three children:

  • Louis (1455–1458)
  • Charles (1459–1496)
  • Joan (1462–1520), who married Charles François de Coetivy, count de Taillebourg.

He also had an illegitimate son, Jean de Valois, bastard of Angoulême, who was legitimised in 1458.

"Good Count John" died in 1467. He is buried in the Cathedral of Angoulême.

Notes

  1. ^ Knecht, R.J. (1994). Renaissance Warrior and Patron: The Reign of Francis I. Tuckwell Press. p. 1. 
John, Count of Angoulême
Born: 26 June 1399 Died: 30 April 1467
Preceded by
New Creation
Count of Angoulême
?–30 April 1467
Succeeded by
Charles, Count of Angoulême
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