Charles, Count of Angoulême

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

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]



  1. 1 2 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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 R.J. Knecht, Francis I, 2.

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
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