Charles I, Count of Ligny

Charles I, Count of Ligny, (1488–1530) was the ruling Count of Ligny and Brienne.

Charles I, Count of Ligny
Noble familyHouse of Luxembourg
Spouse(s)Charlotte of Estouteville
FatherAnthony I, Count of Ligny
MotherFrançoise of Croÿ-Chimay

Early life Edit

Born as the son of Anthony I, Count of Ligny, and his second wife, Françoise of Croÿ-Chimay. He belonged to the collateral branch of the House of Luxembourg.

Biography Edit

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].

Marriage and issue Edit

In 1510, he married Charlotte of Estouteville; they had the following children:

  • Anthony II (d. 8 February 1557)
  • Louis III, Count de Roussy (d. 11 May 1571) married Antoinette d'Amboise (1552); no issue
  • Jean, Bishop of Pamiers (d. 1548)
  • George, Baron de Ghistelles (d. after 30 September 1537)
  • Guillemette married François de Vienne, Baron de Ruffey
  • Françoise (d. 17 June 1566), married firstly to Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden; married secondly to Adolf IV, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden (1518-1556)
  • Antoinette (1525 – 30 September 1603), Abbess of Yerres
  • Marie (d. 15 March 1597), Abbess in Troyes
Charles I, Count of Ligny
Born: 1448 Died: 1530
Preceded by Count of Ligny
Count of Brienne

Succeeded by