|Duke of Vendôme|
|18th-century portrait of the Duke of Vendôme|
|Antoine, King of Navarre
Francis, Count of Enghien
Charles, Archbishop of Rouen
John, Count of Soissons
Louis, Prince of Condé
|Charles de Bourbon|
|House||House of Bourbon|
|Father||Francis, Count of Vendôme|
|Mother||Marie de Luxembourg|
|Born||2 June 1489
Château de Vendôme, France
|Died||25 March 1537
Charles de Bourbon (2 June 1489– 25 March 1537) was a French prince du sang and military commander at the court of Francis I of France. He is notable as the paternal grandfather of King Henry IV of France.
Charles was born at the Château de Vendôme, the son of François, Count of Vendôme and Marie de Luxembourg. On 18 May 1513, he married Françoise d'Alençon, daughter of René, Duke of Alençon. They had thirteen children:
In 1514, Charles was named a peer of France and elevated from Count of Vendôme to Duke of Vendôme. His sons Antoine, Duke of Vendôme and Louis, Prince de Condé, became powerful military leaders on opposite sides in the French Wars of Religion, and his grandson became King Henry IV of France. Charles died at Amiens in 1537 at the age of 47.
|Ancestors of Charles, Duke of Vendôme|
Charles' patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son.
Patrilineal descent is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations - which means that if Duke Charles were to choose an historically accurate house name it would be Robertian, as all his male-line ancestors have been of that house.
Charles' patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son. It follows the Kings of France and the Counts of Paris and Worms. This line can be traced back more than 1,200 years from Robert of Hesbaye to the present day, through Kings of France & Navarre, Spain and Two-Sicilies, Dukes of Parma and Grand-Dukes of Luxembourg, Princes of Orléans and Emperors of Brazil. It is one of the oldest in Europe.
|Count of Vendôme
title was elevated to peerage-duchy
title was elevated from countship
|Duke of Vendôme
Antoine de Bourbon
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