Louis, Duke of Vendôme
Louis de Bourbon (October 1612 – 6 August 1669), was Duke of Mercœur and later the second Duke of Vendôme, and the grandson of Henry IV of France and Gabrielle d'Estrées. He became Duke of Vendôme in 1665, after the death of his father.
|Duke of Vendôme|
|Died||6 August 1669|
(m. 1651; died 1657)
|Father||César de Bourbon|
|Mother||Françoise de Lorraine|
Louis was the son of César de Bourbon, Légitimé de France, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise de Lorraine (1592–1669), daughter of Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (d. 1602). Louis had a military career and became governor of Provence in 1640 and after the death of his wife in 1657, he entered the church and became a cardinal and legate of France. As a cardinal, he was styled as the cardinal de Vendôme.
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|Ancestors of Louis, Duke of Vendôme|
- Kamen, Henry (2000). Who's who in Europe, 1450-1750. Routledge.
- Orr, Clarissa Campbell, ed. (2004). Queenship in Europe 1660-1815: The Role of the Consort. Cambridge University Press.
- Pitts, Vincent Joseph (2000). La Grande Mademoiselle at the Court of France: 1627-1693. Johns Hopkins University Press.