|Duke of Nevers |
Count of Eu
Count of Rethel
|Born||2 September 1516|
|Died||13 February 1561(aged 44)|
|Noble family||La Marck|
|Spouse(s)||Marguerite of Bourbon-La Marche|
|Issue||Francis II, Duke of Nevers |
Henriette, Duchess of Nevers
James, Duke of Nevers
|Father||Charles II, Count of Nevers|
|Mother||Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel|
The only son of Charles II of Nevers (died in the Louvre in 1521) and Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel, Francis succeeded his father as Count of Nevers and Eu. In 1539, he became Duke of Nevers. When his mother died in 1549, he also inherited the title of Count of Rethel.
- Francis II, Duke of Nevers (1540–1562), 2nd Duke; married Anne de Bourbon, daughter of Louis, Duke of Montpensier, no issue.
- Henriette of Cleves (1542–1601); married Louis Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers, and became 4th Duchess of Nevers after the death of her brothers.
- James, Duke of Nevers (1544–1564), 3rd Duke, married Diane de la Marck
- Catherine of Cleves (1548–1633); married Antoine III of Croy and Henry I, Duke of Guise.
- Marie of Cleves (1553–1574); married Henri I de Bourbon, prince de Condé.
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