Charles I, Lord of Monaco
Charles I of Monaco (died August 15, 1357) was Lord of Monaco and the founder of the Grimaldi dynasty.
After thirty years of Genoese rule, Charles retook the Rock on September 12, 1331, and ruled to his death, when the Rock was again conquered by the Genoese army.
Charles I married Lucchina Spinola, a daughter of Girardo Spinola, Lord of Dertonne. They had eight children:
- Louis, his successor.
- Rainier II
- Gabriele, married to a member of the Orsini family
- Charles, Co-Lord of Mentone; he had a son, Luca, who inherited Mentone. Luca had two sons, Pietro and Filippo, also Lords of Mentone; both brothers died without issue, and Mentone passed to the older branch of the family.
- Françoise de Bernardy, Princes of Monaco: the remarkable history of the Grimaldi family, ed. Barker, 1961.
Charles I, Lord of MonacoBorn: 13? Died: 1357
None (Rainier I of Monaco, Lord of Cagnes, controlled the lordship of Cagnes)
|Lord of Monaco
Jointly with Rainier II, Antonio and Gabriele:
| Succeeded by|
Louis, Lord of Monaco and Jean I, Lord of Monaco