Louis I d'Orléans, duc de Longueville

Louis I d'Orléans, Duke of Longueville (1480 – Beaugency, 1 August 1516), was a French aristocrat and general, Grand Chamberlain of France and governor of Provence.

Louis was the second son of François I, Duke of Longueville, and Agnes of Savoy.[1] He succeeded his elder brother François II in 1512, and became Duke of Longueville, Count of Montgommery, Count of Tancarville, Prince of Châlet-Aillon, Marquis of Rothelin and viscount of Abberville.

On 16 August 1513, Louis was taken prisoner by the English at the battle of the Spurs[2] when he attempted to bring relief to the siege of Thérouanne. He was sent to Catherine of Aragon, who first lodged him in the Tower of London while she dealt with the Scottish invasion and the battle of Flodden. Longueville was treated very well in England. He began a relationship with Jane Popincourt and was used as a supplementary ambassador in arranging the marriage of Mary Tudor and Louis XII of France, as part of a peace treaty with France.

Louis married in 1504, Johanna von Hachberg-Sausenberg ( –1543),[3] daughter of Philip of Hochberg.
They had:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Potter 1995, p. 373.
  2. ^ Gunn 2018, p. 65.
  3. ^ Scott 2017, p. 97.

SourcesEdit

  • Gunn, Steven J. (2018). The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII. Oxford University Press.
  • Potter, David (1995). A History of France, 1460-1560: The Emergence of a Nation State. St. Martin's Press.
  • Scott, Tom (2017). The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression. Oxford University Press.
Louis I d'Orléans, duc de Longueville
Cadet branch of the House of Valois
Born: 1480 Died: 1 August 1516
French nobility
Preceded by
François II
Duke of Longueville
1513–1516
Succeeded by
Claude
Preceded by
Jeanne
Sovereign Count of Neuchâtel
1504–1516
(With Jeanne)
Succeeded by
Jeanne