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François de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme

Portuguese: François comte de Vendôme de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme
Also Known As: "Francois /De Bourbon/", "Comte De Vendome", "Bourbon-Viscount De /Vendome/"
Birthplace: Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
Death: October 30, 1495 (24-25)
Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy
Place of Burial: Vercelli, Piemonte, Italia
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean II de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme and Isabelle de Beauvau, dame de La Roche-sur-Yon
Husband of Marie de Luxembourg, comtesse de Saint Pol
Father of Charles IV de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme; Jacques de Bourbon; François 1er de Bourbon, comte de Saint-Pol et de Chaumont; Louis de Bourbon-Vendôme, évêque de Laon; Antoinette de Bourbon-Vendôme and 1 other
Brother of Catherine de Bourbon; Jeanne de Bourbon, la Jeune; Charlotte de Bourbon; Renee de Bourbon, Abbesse de Fontevraud and Isabelle de Bourbon, Abbesse de la Trinite de Caen
Half brother of Louis de Bourbon, prince de La Roche-sur-Yon and Jacques de Bourbon, seigneur de Ligny

Occupation: Comte de Vendãome, Cte de Vendôme, de St.Pol, de Marle, de Soissons et di Conversano, Count of Vendôme; AKA "François de Bourbon), Count of Vendôme
Managed by: Marilyn Jeanne Haslem
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About François de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme


Francis de Bourbon or François de Bourbon (Francis I, Count of Vendôme) (1470 – 30 October 1495), was a French prince du sang. He was the Count of Vendôme.

Francis was the son of John VIII de Bourbon, Count of Vendôme and Isabelle de Beauveau, the daughter of Louis de Beauvau, Marshal of Provence.[1] As a legitimate member of the Capetian dynasty, he ranked in France as a prince du sang. At his father's death, when he was seven, he succeeded as Count of Vendôme. During his minority, his estates were administered by his uncle, Louis le Joyeuse.

Francis was a faithful follower of Anne of France and her brother, King Charles VIII of France.

In 1487, Francis married Marie of Luxembourg, the elder daughter and principal heiress of Peter II of Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol and Soissons, and Margaret of Savoy, and the widow of Jacques of Savoy, Count of Romont.[2][3] She brought great estates as her dowry, including the countships of Saint-Pol and Soissons in Picardy, as well as the Château de Condé, which was later passed down as a residence to the Princes of Condé who were the descendants of her grandson, Louis de Bourbon, 1st Prince of Condé.

They had six children:

  • Charles de Bourbon (1489–1537), who later became Duke of Vendôme.[3] French King Henry IV was his grandson and all French Kings starting from Henry IV descend from him in the male line.
  • Jacques de Bourbon (1490–1491), died young.
  • Francis de Bourbon (1491–1545), Count of Saint Pol and Chaumont, and Duke of Estouteville.
  • Louis de Bourbon (1493–1557), Archbishop of Sens.
  • Antoinette de Bourbon (1493–1583), married Claude, Duke of Guise.[1]
  • Louise de Bourbon (1495–1575), Abbess of Fontevraud.

Also by Isabeau de Grigny, Francis had an illegitimate son:

  • Jacques de Bourbon

Francis de Bourbon died at the age of 25 in Vercelli, Italy, and was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles IV de Bourbon. His widow Marie administered the family's estates during Charles' minority.

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François de Bourbon, comte de Vendôme's Timeline

Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
June 2, 1489
Château de Vendôme, Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
July 15, 1490
Vendôme, Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France
October 6, 1491
Ham, Somme, Picardy, France
January 2, 1493
Château de Ham, Ham, Somme, Picardy, France
December 25, 1493
Chateau de Ham, Somme department, Picardy, France
October 30, 1495
Age 25
Vercelli, Piedmont, Italy