Charles I, Count of Ligny, (1488–1530) was a son of Anthony I, Count of Ligny, and his second wife, Françoise van Croÿe-Chimay. In 1519, he succeeded his father as Count of Brienne and Count of Ligny. Charles II, his great-grandson, was imprisoned after buying a copy of William Byrd's Gradualia on the basis of Catholic tensions [needs editing: William Byrd was born in 1539 or 1540].
Charles I, Count of Ligny
|Noble family||House of Luxembourg|
|Spouse(s)||Charlotte of Estouteville|
|Father||Anthony I, Count of Ligny|
|Mother||Françoise of Croÿ-Chimay|
In 1510, he married Charlotte of Estouteville; they had the following children:
- Anthony II (d. 8 February 1557)
- Louis III (d. 11 May 1571)
- Jean (d. 1548)
- George (d. after 30 September 1537)
- Françoise (d. 17 June 1566), married to Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden.
- Antoinette (1525 – 30 September 1603)
- Marie (d. 15 March 1597)