Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont

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Frederick (Ferry) II of Lorraine-Vaudémont (c. 1428 – 31 August 1470), was Count of Vaudémont and Lord of Joinville from 1458 to 1470. He was son of Antoine of Lorraine, Count of Vaudémont and Lord of Joinville and Marie of Harcourt, Countess of Harcourt and Aumale, as well as Baroness of Elbeuf. He is sometimes numbered Frederick V by continuity with the Dukes of Lorraine.

Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont
Armoiries Comtes Lorraine-Vaudémont.svg
Coat of arms of Lorraine-Vaudémont
Bornc. 1428
Died31 August 1470(1470-08-31) (aged 41–42)
Joinville
Noble familyHouse of Lorraine
Spouse(s)Yolande of Anjou
Issue
René II of Lorraine
Nicholas
Joan
Yolande
Margaret
FatherAntoine of Lorraine
MotherMarie of Harcourt

In 1445, he married his cousin Yolande of Anjou (1428–1483), daughter of René I of Anjou, (King of Naples, Duke of Anjou, of Bar and of Lorraine, Count of Provence), and of Isabelle, Duchess of Lorraine. This marriage put an end to the litigation which existed between the fathers of the bride and groom, in connection with the succession of the Duchy of Lorraine. They had six children:

In 1453 his father-in-law honoured him with the command of the troops that he sent to the Dauphin Louis to help him to fight the Duke of Savoy.

In 1456 René entrusted the government of the Duchy of Bar to Frederick, and in 1459 granted him the honorary title of Lieutenant-General of Sicily.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Potter 1995, p. 374.

SourcesEdit

  • Potter, David (1995). A History of France, 1460-1560: The Emergence of a Nation State. St. Martin's Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Frederick II, Count of Vaudémont
Born: c. 1428 Died: 31 August 1470
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
Antoine
Count of Vaudémont
1458–1470
Succeeded by
René II