John of Bourbon
|Count of La Marche|
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|Died||11 June 1393 (aged 48-49)|
|Noble family||House of Bourbon|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine of Vendôme|
|Issue||James II, Count of La Marche|
Louis, Count of Vendôme
John, Lord of Carency
Anne, Countess of Montpensier
Marie, Lady of Brehencourt
Charlotte, Queen of Cyprus
|Father||James I, Count of La Marche|
|Mother||Jeanne of Châtillon|
John took an active part in the Hundred Years' War, and became Governor of Limousin after helping reconquer it from the English. Later he joined Bertrand du Guesclin in his campaign of 1366 in Castile. In 1374, his brother-in-law Bouchard VII, Count of Vendôme died, and John became Count of Vendôme and Castres in right of his wife.
Marriage and childrenEdit
He had seven children by Catherine:
- James II, Count of La Marche and Castres (1370–1438).
- Isabelle (b. 1373), a nun at Poissy.
- Louis, Count of Vendôme (1376–1446).
- John, Lord of Carency (1378–1457), married c. 1416 Catherine, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu, without issue, married in 1420 at Le Mans, his mistress Jeanne de Vendômois, with whom he had issue.
- Anne (c. 1380 – September 1408, Paris), married in 1401 John of Berry, Count of Montpensier (d. 1401), married in Paris in 1402 Louis VII, Duke of Bavaria.
- Marie (1386 – aft. 11 September 1463), Lady of Brehencourt, married Jean de Baynes, Lord of Croix.
- Charlotte (1388 – 15 January 1422), married in 1411 at Nicosia King Janus of Cyprus.
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