Frances, Countess of Périgord

Frances de Châtillon (died 1481) was Countess of Périgord, Viscountess of Limoges, and Dame of Avesnes and Châlus. She was the eldest daughter of William, Viscount of Limoges and Isabelle de La Tour d'Auvergne. In 1470, she married Alain the Great, Count of Graves and Viscount of Tartas, son of Jean I of Albret and Catherine of Rohan.[1] Through her father, Frances had a claim on the throne of Brittany through the Penthièvre line. She is also said to be the mistress of Pope Clement V, while he stayed at Avignon.[2]

Frances de Châtillon
Countess of Périgord
Reign1455 – 1481
SuccessorJohn II
SpouseAlain I of Albret
HouseHouse of Châtillon
FatherWilliam, Viscount of Limoges
MotherIsabelle de La Tour d'Auvergne

Frances had seven surviving children with Alain, including:


  1. ^ Dubois, Jean-Antoine (1913). "Inventaire des titres de la maison d'Albret". Recueil des Travaux de la Société d'Agriculture, Sciences et Arts d'Agen. XVI (Second Series): 21. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ Tuchman, Barbara W., A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century.


French nobility
Preceded by
Countess of Périgord
1455 – 1481
Succeeded by
John II
Viscountess of Limoges
1455 – 1481
Succeeded by