Philibert of Chalon

Philibert of Chalon, Prince of Orange

Philibert of Châlon
Noble family House of Chalon-Arlay
Father John IV lord of Arlay
Mother Philiberta of Luxembourg
Born (1502-03-18)18 March 1502
Nozeroy, Franche-Comté
Died 3 August 1530(1530-08-03) (aged 28)
Outside Florence, Italy

Philibert de Chalon (18 March 1502 – 3 August 1530) was the last prince of Orange from the house of Chalon.

Born at Nozeroy to John IV of Chalon-Arlay, Philibert served Emperor Charles V as commander in Italy, fighting in the War of the League of Cognac. He took part in the Sack of Rome (1527) and was killed during the final stages of the siege of Florence (1530). An interesting exchange of letters during the siege between him and Charles still survives.

He was succeeded as prince of Orange by his sister's son, Renatus of Nassau-Breda (René of Chalon), who thus became the founder of the House of Orange-Nassau.

Portrait of Philbert Prince of Orange from a contemporary portrait.


Philibert of Chalon
Born: 18 March 1502 3 August
Preceded by
John II of Châlon
Prince of Orange
Succeeded by
René of Chalon
Government offices
Preceded by
Ugo de Moncada
Viceroy of Naples
Succeeded by
Pompeo Colonna

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