John VIII, Count of Vendôme

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John VIII de Bourbon (1425 - 6 January 1478) was Count of Vendôme from 1466 until his death. A member of the House of Bourbon, he was the son and successor of Louis, Count of Vendôme.[1] As a courtier of King Charles VII of France, he fought the English in Normandy and Guyenne. He attached himself to King Louis XI, but was not in royal favor. He withdrew to the Château of Lavardin and completed its construction.

John VIII
Baie 6 Jean VIII de Bourbon (Notre-Dame, Évreux).JPG
Born1425
Died6 January 1477(1477-01-06) (aged 51–52)
Lavardin
Noble familyBourbon
Spouse(s)Isabelle de Beauvau
FatherLouis, Count of Vendôme
MotherJeanne de Laval

In 1454, he married Isabelle de Beauvau,[2] daughter of Louis de Beauvau, Marshal of Provence[3] and Marguerite de Chambley. They had:

Jean also had two illegitimate sons :

AncestorsEdit

Patrilineal descentEdit

Patrilineal descent

Patrilineal descent is the principle behind membership in royal houses, as it can be traced back through the generations - which means that if Count John were to choose an historically accurate house name it would be Robertian, as all his male-line ancestors have been of that house.

Jean was a member of the House of Bourbon, a branch of the Capetian dynasty and of the Robertians.

Jean's patriline is the line from which he is descended father to son. It follows the Kings of France and the Counts of Paris and Worms. This line can be traced back more than 1,200 years from Robert of Hesbaye to the present day, through Kings of France & Navarre, Spain and Two-Sicilies, Dukes of Parma and Grand-Dukes of Luxembourg, Princes of Orléans and Emperors of Brazil. It is one of the oldest in Europe.

  1. Robert II of Worms and Rheingau (Robert of Hesbaye), 770 - 807
  2. Robert III of Worms and Rheingau, 808 - 834
  3. Robert IV the Strong, 820 - 866
  4. Robert I of France, 866 - 923
  5. Hugh the Great, 895 - 956
  6. Hugh Capet, 941 - 996
  7. Robert II of France, 972 - 1031
  8. Henry I of France, 1008–1060
  9. Philip I of France, 1053–1108
  10. Louis VI of France, 1081–1137
  11. Louis VII of France, 1120–1180
  12. Philip II of France, 1165–1223
  13. Louis VIII of France, 1187–1226
  14. Louis IX of France, 1215–1270
  15. Robert, Count of Clermont, 1256–1317
  16. Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, 1279–1342
  17. James I, Count of La Marche, 1319–1362
  18. John I, Count of La Marche, 1344–1393
  19. Louis, Count of Vendôme, 1376–1446
  20. John II, Count of Vendôme, 1428–1478

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Potter 1995, p. 376.
  2. ^ a b Du Tillet 1994, p. 220.
  3. ^ Favier 2008, p. table 6.
  4. ^ Antonetti 2000, p. 45.
  5. ^ Ward, Prothero & Leathes 1911, p. vii.
  6. ^ Antonetti 2000, p. 39.

SourcesEdit

  • Antonetti, Guy (2000). "Les Princes Etrangers". In Bardet, Jean-Pierre (ed.). Etat et société en France aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles (in French). Presses l'Universite de Paris-Sorbonne.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Du Tillet, Jean (1994). Brown, Elizabeth A. R. (ed.). Jean Du Tillet and the French wars of religion: five tracts, 1562-1569. Binghamton University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Favier, Jean (2008). Le Roi René (in French). Fayard.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Potter, David (1995). Keen, Maurice (ed.). A History of France, 1460–1560: The Emergence of a Nation State. Macmillan.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1911). The Cambridge Modern History. Cambridge University Press.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
John VIII, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1426 Died: 6 January 1477
Preceded by
Louis
Count of Vendôme
1446–1477
Succeeded by
François