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Duke of Berry (French: Duc de Berry) or Duchess of Berry (French: Duchesse de Berry) was a title in the Peerage of France that was created several times for junior members of the French royal family. The Berry region is now the départements of Cher, Indre, and parts of Vienne. The capital of Berry is Bourges.

Dukedom of Berry
Arms of Jean de Berry.svg
Arms of the Duke of Berry after 1376
Creation dateOctober 1360
MonarchJohn II of France
PeeragePeerage of France
First holderJohn of Berry
Last holderCharles Ferdinand d'Artois
StatusExtinct
Extinction date14 February 1820

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Titled Coat of Arms Tenure Consort Issue(s)
House of Valois
  John of Berry
(1340–1416)
  October 1360 15 June 1416 Joan of Armagnac (1360–1387)[1][2][3][4][5]
Joan II of Auveregne (1389–1416)[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]
Childless
  Dauphin John of Touraine
(1398–1417)
  15 June 1416 5 April 1417 Jacqueline of Hainaut[1][8][9][10][11] Childless
  Dauphin Charles of Touraine
then Charles VII
(1403–1461)
  5 April 1417 22 July 1461 Marie of Anjou
  Charles of Normandy
(1446–1472)
  22 July 1461 24 May 1472 Unmarried Childless
  Francis of Valois
(1472–1473)
  24 May 1472 July 1473 Unmarried Childless
  Margaret of Angoulême
(1492–1549)
  1517 21 December 1549 Charles IV of Alençon (1509–1525)
King Henry II of Navarre (1526–1549)
  Margaret of Valois
(1523–1574)
  29 April 1550 15 September 1574 Duke Emmanuel Philibert of Savoy
  Francis of Anjou
(1555–1584)
  6 May 1576 10 June 1584 Unmarried Childless
House of Bourbon
  Charles of France
(1686–1714)
  1 August 1686 5 May 1714 Marie Louise Élisabeth d'Orléans[4][12][11][13]
  • Charles of Alençon
  Louis-Auguste of Bourbon
then Louis XVI
(1754–1793)
  24 August 1754 20 December 1765 Marie Antoinette of Austria[8][9]
  Charles of Artois
then Charles X
(1757–1836)
  20 December 1765 25 January 1778 Maria Theresa of Savoy[2][14]
  Charles Ferdinand of Artois
(1778–1820)
  25 January 1778 14 February 1820 Caroline of Bourbon-Sicily
  Prince Alphonse of Anjou
(2010–)
  29 May 2010 Incumbent Unmarried

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  1. ^ a b c Also Countess of Poitiers.
  2. ^ a b c Also Duchess of Auvergne.
  3. ^ a b Also Countess of Mâcon.
  4. ^ a b c Also Duchess or Countess of Angoulême.
  5. ^ a b Also Countess of Saintonge.
  6. ^ Also Countess of Étampes.
  7. ^ Also Countess of Montpensier.
  8. ^ a b Also Dauphine of France.
  9. ^ a b Also Dauphine of Viennois, Countess of Valentinois and of Diois.
  10. ^ Also Duchess of Touraine.
  11. ^ a b Also Countess of Ponthieu.
  12. ^ Also Duchess of Alençon.
  13. ^ Viscountess of Vernon, Andely and Gisors, Lady of the castellanies of Rignac and Merpins
  14. ^ Also Countess of Artois.