John VIII, Count of Vendôme

John VIII de Bourbon (1425 – 6 January 1478) was Count of Vendôme from 1446 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.

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Died6 January 1477(1477-01-06) (aged 51–52)
Noble familyBourbon-Vendôme
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  :

Ancestors edit

References edit

  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.
  7. ^ Müller 2022, p. 120.

Sources edit

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Favier, Jean (2008). Le Roi René (in French). Fayard.
  • Müller, Annalena (2022). From the Cloister to the State: Fontevraud and the Making of Bourbon France. Routledge.
  • Potter, David (1995). Keen, Maurice (ed.). A History of France, 1460–1560: The Emergence of a Nation State. Macmillan.
  • Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1911). The Cambridge Modern History. Cambridge University Press.
John VIII, Count of Vendôme
Born: 1426 Died: 6 January 1477
Preceded by Count of Vendôme
Succeeded by