Charles I, Duke of Elbeuf

Duke of Elbeuf
Born (1556-10-18)18 October 1556
Joinville, France
Died 4 August 1605(1605-08-04) (aged 48)
Moulins, France
Spouse Marguerite de Chabot
Charles II, Duke of Elbeuf
Henri, Count of Harcourt
Claude Éléonore, Duchess of Roannais
Full name
Charles de Lorraine
House House of Lorraine
Father René de Lorraine
Mother Louise de Rieux

Charles de Lorraine (Joinville, 18 October 1556 - Moulins, 4 August 1605) was a French duke and nobleman. He was marquis of Elbeuf from 1566 to 1582, then duke of Elbeuf from 1582 to 1605 and count of Harcourt from 1566 to 1582, lord of Rieux, baron of Ancenis and peer of France. His parents were René de Lorraine, marquis of Elbeuf and count of Harcourt, and his wife Louise de Rieux.


He was made a knight of the Ordre du Saint-Esprit on 1 December 1581, but was arrested the day after the assassination of duke of Guise. On his release he joined the Catholic League and fought against Henry of Navarre, who was to become king of France. He did not make peace with him until 1594, when he received the governorship of Poitou from him and from then on became his faithful servant.

Marriage and issue

On 5 February 1583 he married Marguerite de Chabot (1565 † 1652), daughter of Léonor Chabot, count of Charny, and of Françoise de Longwy. Their children were :


Preceded by
René II
Duke of Elbeuf
Succeeded by
Charles II
Preceded by
René II
Count of Harcourt
Succeeded by
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