Counts of Ligny

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The Lords of Ligny, later Counts of Ligny, ruled the fief of Ligny-en-Barrois during the Middle Ages. In 1240, the seigniory of Ligny-en-Barrois was given by Henry II of Bar as the dowry of his daughter Marguerite, who married Henry V of Luxemburg (Henry I of Ligny). Henry bestowed it upon his younger son Waleran in 1281, who was killed at the Battle of Worringen in 1288. In 1364, it was elevated to a county by Guy I, and remained in the Luxembourg family and their descendants (with an interruption 1476–1510) until 1719, when it was sold to the Duke of Lorraine by Charles-Francis.

Lords of LignyEdit

Image Name Lived Reigned Emblem House Relationship with predecessor
  Henry I 1216 – 24 December 1281 1240 - 24 December 1281   House of Luxembourg Founder of Lordship
Waleran I Died 5 June 1288 24 December 1281 - 5 June 1288   House of Luxembourg Son of Henry I
Henry II Died 1303 5 June 1288 - 1303   House of Luxembourg Son of Waleran I
Waleran II Died 1354 1303 - 1354    House of Luxembourg Brother of Henry II, Son of Waleran I
John I Died 17 May 1364 1354 - 17 May 1364   House of Luxembourg Son of Waleran II

Counts of LignyEdit

Image Name Lived Reigned Emblem House Relationship with predecessor
Guy 1340 – 23 August 1371 1364 - 23 August 1371   House of Luxembourg Son of John I
Waleran III 1355 – 25 October 1415 1371 - 25 October 1415   House of Luxembourg Son of Guy
  Philip I July 25, 1404 – 4 August 1430 1415 - 4 August 1430   House of Valois-Burgundy Grandson of Waleran III
Joan Died 18 September 1430 4 August 1430 - 18 September 1430   House of Luxembourg Great-Aunt of Philip I, Sister of Waleran III
  John II 1392 – 5 January 1441 18 September 1430 - 5 January 1441   House of Luxembourg Nephew of Joan
  Louis I 1418 – 19 December 1475 5 January 1441 - 19 December 1475   House of Luxembourg Nephew of John II
Louis II Died 1487 1475 - 1487   House of Bourbon Legitimized bastard of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon
Charles of Bourbon Died 1510 1487 - 1510   House of Bourbon Son of Louis II
Anthony I 1450 – 1519 1510 - 1519   House of Luxembourg Son of Louis I
Charles I 1488 - 1530 1519 - 1530   House of Luxembourg Son of Anthony I
Anthony II Died 8 February 1557 1530 - 8 February 1557   House of Luxembourg Son of Charles I
John III Died 1 July 1576 1557 - 1 July 1576   House of Luxembourg Son of Anthony II
Charles II 1562 - 1608 1576 - 1608   House of Luxembourg Son of John III
Francis Died 1613 1608 - 1613   House of Luxembourg Brother of Charles II, Son of John III
Henry III 1583 – 1616 1613 - 1616   House of Luxembourg Son of Francis
Margaret-Charlotte 1607 - 1680 1616 - 1680   House of Luxembourg second cousin of Henry III
Madeline-Charlotte 1635 – 1701 1680 - 1701    House of Clermont-Tonnerre, House of Luxembourg Daughter of Margaret-Charlotte
Charles-Francis 1662 – 1726 1701 – 1719    House of Montmorency, House of Luxembourg Son of Madeline-Charlotte