TABLE OF CONTENTS
The dukes of Bourbon descended from a younger son of Louis IX King of France. They rose to prominence at the French court and eventually succeeded to the French crown as the senior surviving representatives in the male line of the Capet dynasty. The primary sources which confirm the parentage and marriages of the members of this family have not yet been identified, unless otherwise specified below.
LOUIS de Clermont, son of ROBERT de France Comte de Clermont Sire de Bourbon & his wife Béatrix Dame de Bourbon (Clermont 1279-29 Jan or 10 Feb or 27 Feb 1342, bur Paris, église des Jacobins). His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1310 of "Ludovicus Roberti Clarimontis filius". He was called "Louis Monsieur". He served in the Flemish wars 1297-1304. He succeeded his mother in 1310 as Sire de Bourbon. Chambrier de France 1312. "Loys de Clermont sires de Bourbon, chamberier de France…et Jehans ses freres" agreed the succession of "Robert leur pere et de…Pierre leur frère archidiacre de Paris" by charter dated 12 Feb 1314. Comte de Clermont. He was created LOUIS I "le Boiteux" Duc de Bourbon (pair de France), Comte de la Marche (pair de France) by Charles IV "le Bel" King of France 27 Dec 1327. The necrology of Vauvert records the death "IV Id Feb" of "Ludovicus dux Borbonii". The necrology of Sainte-Chapelle records the death "III Kal Mar" of "Ludovici ducis de Bourbonio".
m (contract Jun 1310, Pontoise, Val d'Oise Sep 1310) MARIE de Hainaut, daughter of JEAN II Comte de Hainaut, Count of Holland [Avesnes] & his wife Philippine de Luxembourg ([1280-Château de Murat en Bourbonnais Sep 1354, bur Champaigue, near Souvigny, église des Cordeliers). The Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis records the marriage in 1310 of "Ludovicus Roberti Clarimontis filius" and "sororem comitis Hannoniæ". The Chronologia Johannes de Beke names (in order) "…Mariam comitissam de Berbenoys…" as children of Count Jean & his wife, although there appears to be some confusion among the daughters listed. Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 8 Feb 1381 under which her daughter "Johanna de Borbonio comitissa Forensis, filia Ludovici quondam ducis Borbonii et dominæ Mariæ de Henaut, eiusdem domini Ludovici consortis" founded masses at the church des Cordeliers de Montbrison.
Mistress (1): JEANNE de Rochefort, daughter of ---.
Louis & his wife had eight children:
- see below.
2. JEANNE de Clermont ([1311/12]-30 Dec 1402, bur Montbrison, église des Cordeliers). The testament of "Joannes comes Forensis", dated 16 Aug 1324, appoints "Guiotum filium meum" as his heir and refers to the marriage contracted between him and "dominum Ludovicum de Claromonte…Johannam filiam". "Jehane de Bourbon comtesse de Foureis, fille ainsnée de messire Loys duc de Bourbon, fils ainé du fils monseigneur Sainct Loys roi de France, et femme de messire Guis conte de Fourais" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montbrison by charter dated 11 Sep 1372. The testament of "Johanna de Bourbonio comitissa Forensis, filiaque…domini Ludovici ducis Borbonii, comitis Claromontis et Marchie, et domine Marie Heynaut, coniugem, relicta…domini Guidonis comitis Forensis quondam", dated 13 Jun 1400, bequeathed property to "dominum ducem Bourboni, comitem Claromontensem et Forensem, et Annam Dalphinam, duchissam Bourbonii, nepotem et filiam meos", and founded an anniversary for "domine Margarite de Sabbadia…sororgie mee, quondam consortis…fratris mei domini Reynaudi de Foresio". m (contract Avignon 14 Feb 1318) GUY [VII] de Forez, son of JEAN I Comte de Forez & his first wife Alix de Viennois (19 Apr 1299-Sainte-Colombe, couvent des Cordeliers, near Vienne 23 Jun 1358, bur Montbrison, église de Notre-Dame). He succeeded his father in 1333 as Comte de Forez.
3. BEATRIX de Clermont (-Danvillers 25 Dec 1383, bur Paris, église des Jacobins). Her father gave her Creil as dowry for her first marriage. After her second marriage, she retained the title "Queen of Bohemia". Betrothed (contract Paris 29 May 1321) to PHILIPPE di Tarento, Despot of Romania, son of PHILIPPE of Sicily Principe di Tarento [Anjou] & his first wife Thamar [Caterina] Angela Comnena Despota of Epirus (1297-17 May 1330). m firstly (contract Château du Bois de Vincennes Dec 1334, dispensation 3o Avignon 9 Jan 1335) as his second wife, JAN King of Bohemia, son of HEINRICH VII King of Germany, Comte de Luxembourg [later Emperor] & his wife Marguerite de Brabant (Château de Luxembourg 10 Aug 1296-killed in battle Crécy 26 Aug 1346, bur Abbaye de Valloire, transferred to Münster Abbey, transferred 25 Aug 1946 to Luxembourg, Cathédrale de Notre-Dame). m secondly (Grandvillers en Lorraine ) as his second wife, EUDES [II] Seigneur de Grancey [en-Bourgogne] (-after 27 Jul 1380).
4. MARGUERITE de Clermont (-1362, bur Arronville, near Pontoise, église Saint-Pierre). m firstly (contract 6 Jul 1320) JEAN de Sully, son of HENRI IV Sire de Sully [Blois-Champagne] & Jeanne de Vendôme (-1343). He succeeded his father in 1334 as JEAN II Sire de Sully. m secondly (1346) HUTIN de Vermeilles Seigneur de Vermeilles [en Picardie] (-1361, bur Arronville, near Pontoise, église Saint-Pierre). Chambellan du roi.
5. JACQUES de Clermont (1315-Lyon 6 Apr 1361, bur Lyon, église des Jacobins). Comte de la Marche et de Ponthieu, but he renounced the succession of his parents 1346 by agreement with his older brother Pierre I Duc de Bourbon in return for annual compensation of 4,000 livres. Connétable de France 8 Jan 1354, resigned 9 May 1356. He was captured at the battle of Poitiers. His nephew Louis I Duc de Bourbon returned the county of La Marche to him by cession end 1357. He died from wounds received fighting the "routiers" at Brignais. m (1335) JEANNE de Châtillon Dame de Condé, daughter of HUGUES de Chatillon-sur-Marne Seigneur de Leuze & his wife Jeanne dame de Dargies et de Catheux (1320-15 Aug 1371). Jacques & his wife had four children:
a) ISABELLE de Bourbon (1340-1371, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges). m firstly (Lyon 31 Nov 1362) LOUIS de Brienne Vicomte de Beaumont, son of JEAN [II] Vicomte de Beaumont & his wife Marguerite de Poitiers (-killed in battle Cocherel 23 May 1364, bur Chartreuse de Notre-Dame du Parc, Maine). m secondly (1364) BOUCHARD [X] Comte de Vendôme et de Castres, son of JEAN [VI] Comte de Vendôme & his wife Jeanne de Ponthieu [Castile] (-16 Nov 1371, bur Notre-Dame du Parc).
b) PIERRE de Bourbon (1342-Lyon Apr 1361, bur Lyon, église des Jacobins). He succeeded his father as Comte de la Marche, but died within a few days, also from wounds received at Brignais where they had fought together.
c) JEAN de Bourbon (1344-Vendôme 11 Jun 1393, bur Vendôme, église Saint-Georges). He succeeded his brother in 1361 as Comte de la Marche. He was confirmed as Comte de la Marche 23 Dec 1371 at Paris by Charles V King of France. Comte de Vendôme et de Castres 1371, by right of his wife. Lieutenant General of the King in Limousin.
d) JACQUES de Bourbon (1346-before Sep 1417). Seigneur de Dargies. Seigneur de Préaux, Dangu et Thury, by right of his wife. Grand Bouteiller de France 26 Jul 1397. m (before Oct 1387) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Préaux dame de Préaux, Dangu et Thery, widow of JEAN Seigneur de la Rivière, daughter of PIERRE Seigneur de Préaux & his wife Blanche Crespin dame de Dangu et de Thury (-1417). Jacques & his wife had six children:
i) LOUIS de Bourbon (-killed in battle Agincourt 25 Oct 1415). Seigneur de Préaux.
ii) PIERRE de Bourbon (-murdered La Rochelle 11 Oct 1422). Seigneur de Préaux. Captain of the Château de Neaufles, near Gisors 13 Oct 1416. He was taken prisoner by the English at Melun 1420. m ([16 Sep 1417]) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Montagu, widow of JEAN VI Comte de Roucy et de Braine, daughter of JEAN de Montagu, Seigneur de Montagu near Poissy & his wife Jacqueline de la Grange (-Lyon Oct 1429, bur Marcoussis, monastère des Célestins).
iii) JACQUES de Bourbon (-murdered returning from Rome 1429). Archdeacon of Sens, he resigned his ecclesiastical appointments 1417. Seigneur d'Argies et de Préaux, Baron de Thury. After his wife's death, he became a monk at the Celestin monastery at Ambert. m (1417) JEANNE de Montagu, daughter of JEAN de Montagu Seigneur de Montagu near Possy & his wife Jacqueline de la Grange ([1396/97]-Valère-en-Touraine Sep 1420, bur Marcoussis, monastère des Célestins).
iv) CHARLES de Bourbon (-after 1472). Archdeacon of Sens. Seigneur de Combles.
v) MARIE de Bourbon (-1442). She succeeded her brother as Dame de Préaux.
vi) JEAN de Bourbon .
6. MARIE de Clermont (-Naples 1387, bur Naples Santa Chiara). Hugues King of Cyprus appointed his proxies to negotiate the marriage between "primogenitum natum nostrum Guidonem" and "domicellam Mariam consanguineam…domini regis Francie et filiam…domini Ludovici comitis Clarimontis" by charter dated 2 Mar 1328. The betrothal ceremony between "Hugue…roy…de Jerusalem et de Chipre…monseigneur Gui ainzné et premier fil dou dit monseigneur le roy" and "noble demoiselle Marie fille de…monseigneur Loys dux de Bourbonoys, comte de la Marche et chambarier de France" took place at the château de Bourbon 29 Nov 1328. The Chronicle of Amadi records the arrival at Famagusta in Jun, in 1329 from the context, of "la damisela Maria, figlia de monsignor Loys de Chiaramonte" and her marriage at Nicosia to "Jotin figlio de re Hugo…contestabile de Cypro". Her husband transferred to her lands in Corfu, Kefalonia and the Achaian fief of Kalamata. She bought the baronies of Vostitza and Nivelet. By 1364, she owned sixteen castles in Achaia and on her husband's death supported a claim by her son by her first marriage to succeed as Prince of Achaia, disputing the succession of her brother-in-law Philippe di Tarento. After a lengthy civil war, a settlement was reached in 1370 under which she sold her rights to Achaia for 6,000 gold pieces and retained only the Lordship of Kalamata. The testament of "domine Marie de Borbonio, imperatricis Constantinopolitane" names "quondam domini Hugonis de Lisiniano, filii sui, principis Galilee" and appoints "dominum Ludovicum ducem de Borbonio, comitem Claromontis et Foresii…nepotem suum" as her sole heir. m firstly (contract Château de Bourbon 29 Nov 1328, by proxy 20 Dec 1328 or 24 Apr 1329, Nicosia, Cyprus 31 Jan 1330) GUY of Cyprus Prince of Galilee, son of HUGUES IV King of Cyprus and Jerusalem & his first wife Marie d'Ibelin ([end 1316/Jan 1317]-summer 1343). m secondly (Naples San Giovanni Maggiore 9 Sep 1347) ROBERT di Tarento Principe di Tarento titular Emperor of Constantinople, Prince of Achaia, Duke of Athens, Count of Kefalonia and Zante, son of PHILIPPE Principe di Tarento [Anjou-Sicily] & his second wife Catherine de Valois titular Empress of Constantinople (early winter 1326-Naples 10 Sep 1364, bur Naples, San Giorgio Maggiore). He adopted the title Duke of Leucada in 1353 during his campaign to subjugate Greece.
7. PHILIPPA de Clermont (-after 1327, bur Champaigue, near Souvigny, église des Cordeliers).
8. JACQUES de Clermont (-9 Sep 1318, bur Champaigue, near Souvigny, église des Cordeliers).
Louis had two illegitimate children by Mistress (1):
9. JEAN bâtard de Bourbon (-1375, bur priory of Souvigny, Allier). He was captured at the battle of Poitiers 1356. Invested as Seigneur de Rochefort en Bourbonnais 4 Jul 1369 by his half-brother Duc Pierre I. m firstly ---. m secondly (1351) as her third husband, LAURE de Bordeaux, widow firstly of ROBERT Seigneur de Tanlay [Courtenay] and secondly of GUILLAUME de Montagu Seigneur de Sombernon [Bourgogne-Capet], daughter of GUILLAUME [II] de Bourgogne & his wife Simone de Chastellus (bur priory of Souvigny, Allier). m thirdly (contract 25 Sep 1371) AGNES, daughter of PÉPIN Chaleu Seigneur di Croset en Bourbonnais & his wife --- (-after 1399, bur priory of Souvigny, Allier). Jean & his --- wife had one child:
a) GUILLAUME de Bourbon . 1376.
PIERRE de Bourbon, son of LOUIS I "le Boiteux" Duc de Bourbon & his wife Marie de Hainaut [Avesnes] (-killed in battle Poitiers 19 Sep 1356, bur Paris, église des Jacobins). He succeeded his father in 1342 as PIERRE I Duc de Bourbon, Comte de Clermont et de la Marche. Governor General of Languedoc 8 Aug 1345.
m (25 Jan 1336) ISABELLE de Valois, daughter of CHARLES de France Comte de Valois & his third wife Mathilde de Châtillon Ctss de Saint-Pol (1313-Paris 26 Jul 1383, bur Paris, église des Frères mineurs). She became a nun at the convent des Cordeliers du Faubourg Saint-Marceau, Paris.
Pierre & his wife had eight children:
1. LOUIS de Bourbon (4 Aug 1337-Château de Montluçon 19 Aug 1410, bur Priory of Souvigny). He succeeded his father in 1356 as LOUIS II "le Bon" Duc de Bourbon, Comte de Clermont. A charter dated 18 May 1370 refers to Louis Duc d´Anjou as "curateur de Mgr Jean de Forez", and records the authorisation by Charles V King of France of the transfer of the former´s rights in the county of Forez to Louis II Duc de Bourbon, husband of Comte Jean´s niece Anne de Clermont. Comte de Forez et de Roannais 15 May 1372, by right of his wife. Head of the Council of Charles VI King of France. Baron de Beaujeu et de Dombes 23 Jun 1400, by donation of Edouard Sire de Beaujeu. In return for his son inheriting the Duchy of Auvergne from his father-in-law Jean Duc de Berry, Duc Louis II agreed that the duchy of Bourbon and County of Clermont would revert to the French crown in case of extinction of his male line. This change in status of the patrimony of the Bourbon family into a simple apanage was especially significant in view of the previous transmission of the old seigneurie de Bourbon through the female line on two occasions. m (contract Montbrison 4 Jul 1368, in person Ardes Jan 1370, Papal dispensation 15 Sep 1370) ANNE de Clermont Dame de Mercœur, daughter and heiress of BERAUD [II] Comte de Clermont [en Auvergne], Dauphin d'Auvergne & his first wife Jeanne de Forez dame d'Ussel (1358-Château de Cleppé en Forez 22 Sep 1417, bur Priory of Souvigny). Ctss de Forez. "Domina Johanna de Borbonio, relicta…Guidonis comitis Forensis, comitissa Forensis" donated her rights in the county of Forez to "dominam Annam Dalphine duchissam Borbonii, filiam suam et…dominum Ludovicem ducem Borbonii eius nepotem, conjuges" by charter dated 5 Jul 1382. Louis Duc de Bourbon transferred his rights in the county of Forez to his wife by charter dated 5 Jan 1383. Dauphine de Clermont 1400. The testament of "Johanna de Bourbonio comitissa Forensis, filiaque…domini Ludovici ducis Borbonii, comitis Claromontis et Marchie, et domine Marie Heynaut, coniugem, relicta…domini Guidonis comitis Forensis quondam", dated 13 Jun 1400, bequeathed property to "dominum ducem Bourboni, comitem Claromontensem et Forensem, et Annam Dalphinam, duchissam Bourbonii, nepotem et filiam meos", and founded an anniversary for "domine Margarite de Sabbadia…sororgie mee, quondam consortis…fratris mei domini Reynaudi de Foresio". Louis & his wife had four children:
a) CATHERINE de Bourbon (-young).
b) JEAN de Bourbon (Mar 1381-in prison London 5 Jan 1434, bur Priory of Souvigny). Comte de Clermont [Jul 1399]. Chamberlain of France 18 Mar 1408. He succeeded his father in 1410 as JEAN I Duc de Bourbon.
- see below.
c) ISABELLE de Bourbon (-after 1451). She became a nun at the Priory of Poissy. Betrothed (1400) to ERIK VII King of Denmark and Norway, son of WARTISLAW VII Duke of Pomerania in Hinterpommern & his wife Marie von Mecklenburg-Schwerin (-Rügenwalde 1459 [after 4 Apr], bur Rügenwalde, Marienkirche).
d) LOUIS de Bourbon (-Paris, Hôtel de Bourbon 12 Sep 1404, bur Paris, église des Jacobins).
Louis had five illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
e) HECTOR bâtard de Bourbon (1391-11 May 1414). Seigneur de Rochefort et de Dampierre-en-Champagne. He died from wounds received at the siege of Soissons.
f) PERCEVAL bâtard de Bourbon (-after 6 Sep 1415).
g) PIERRE bâtard de Bourbon .
h) JACQUES bâtard de Bourbon . Celestine monk 1422.
i) JEAN bâtard de Bourbon . Seigneur de Thury .
2. JEANNE de Bourbon (Château du Bois de Vincennes 3 Feb 1339-Hôtel de Saint-Pol, Paris 6 Feb 1378, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). The marriage contract of "Dom. Humberti Dalphini Vienn." and "Dom. Johannam primogenitam Dom. Ducis [Borbonesii]" is dated 24 Jun 1348. The marriage contract of "Jehan ainsnez fils du Roy de France, Duc de Normandie et de Guyenne…Charles de France nostre ainsnez fils" and "Pierre Duc de Bourbonnois conte de Clermont et de la Marche…Jehanne de Bourbon nostre ainsnée fille" is dated Jul 1349. She was crowned Queen of France with her husband 19 May 1364. She died from a fever following childbirth. Betrothed (24 Jun 1348) to HUMBERT [II] Dauphin de Viennois, son of JEAN [II] Comte d’Albon Dauphin de Viennois [la Tour du Pin] & his wife Béatrice of Hungary (-Clermont-en-Auvergne 22 May 1355, bur Paris Dominican convent). m (contract Lyon Jul 1349, Tain-en-Viennois, Drôme 8 Apr 1350) CHARLES de France Dauphin de Viennois, son of JEAN de France Duc de Guyenne [later JEAN II "le Bon" King of France] & his first wife Jutta [Bonne] of Bohemia [Luxembourg] (Château du Bois de Vincennes 21 Jan 1338-Château de Beauté-sur-Marne, Nogent-sur-Marne 16 Sep 1380, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis). Comte de Poitiers 1354. Duc de Normandie 7 Dec 1355. He succeeded his father in 1364 as CHARLES V King of France.
3. BLANCHE de Bourbon (end 1339-poisoned Medina Sidonia [14 May/31 Jul] 1361). Imprisoned by her husband within days of their marriage, she was murdered 8 years later on his orders. m (by proxy Abbaye de Preuilly 9 Jul 1352 in person Valladolid 3 Jun 1353) as his first wife, don PEDRO I "el Cruel" King of Castile and León, son of ALFONSO XI King of Castile and León & his second wife Infanta dona Maria de Portugal (Burgos 30 Aug 1334-murdered Montiel 22 Mar 1369, bur Seville Cathedral).
4. BONNE de Bourbon ([1340/42]-Château de Mâcon 19 Jan 1402). Jean King of France confirmed payments to "Bonna di Bourbon Moglie del Conte Amedeo di Savoia" relating to her dowry in 1363. She was appointed regent of Savoy by her husband 3 Jan 1366-end 1367 during his absence on crusade. Her husband appointed her regent for their son in 1383, and the latter appointed her regent for her grandson Amédée VIII Comte de Savoie in 1391. She renounced her role in May 1395 and retired to Mâcon. m (contract Paris Hôtel de Saint-Pol Aug 1355, Chambéry Sep 1355) AMEDEE VI Comte de Savoie, son of AYMON "le Pacifique" Comte de Savoie & his wife Violanta di Monferrato (Château de Chambéry 4 Jan 1334-Santo Stefano, near Castropignano, Apulia 1 Mar 1383, bur Abbaye de Hautecombe).
5. CATHERINE de Bourbon (-Paris 7 Jun 1427, bur Priory of Notre-Dame du Parc). m (Château du Louvre, Paris 14 Oct 1359) JEAN [VI] Comte d´Harcourt et d'Aumâle, son of JEAN [V] Comte d´Harcourt & his wife Blanche de Ponthieu Ctss d'Aumâle (1 Dec 1342-28 Feb 1388, bur Priory of Notre-Dame du Parc).
6. MARGUERITE de Bourbon (-after 4 Jan 1416). m (contract 4 May 1368) ARNAUD AMANIEU [VIII Sire d'Albret Vicomte de Tartas, son of BERNARD AIZ [V] Sire d'Albret & his second wife Mathe d'Armagnac (-1401)
7. ISABELLE de Bourbon .
8. MARIE de Bourbon (-Poissy 29 Dec 1401, bur église du Prieuré de Poissy). Nun at the Dominican priory of Poissy , elected Abbess of Poissy 1380.
JEAN de Bourbon, son of LOUIS II "le Bon" Duc de Bourbon & his wife Anne de Clermont (Mar 1381-in prison London 5 Jan 1434, bur Priory of Souvigny). Comte de Clermont [Jul 1399]. Chamberlain of France 18 Mar 1408. He succeeded his father in 1410 as JEAN I Duc de Bourbon. He was captured by the English at the battle of Agincourt 1415, and remained a prisoner for the rest of his life. Duc d'Auvergne, Comte de Montpensier 1418, by right of his wife.
Betrothed to BONNE de Bourgogne, daughter of PHILIPPE "le Hardi" Duke of Burgundy [Valois] & his wife Marguerite III Ctss of Flanders (1379-Arras 10 Sep 1399, bur Arras).
m (contract Paris 27 May 1400, in person Paris, Palais du Roi 21 Jun 1401) as her third husband, MARIE de Berry, widow firstly of LOUIS de Châtillon Comte de Dunois and secondly of PHILIPPE d'Artois Comte d'Eu, daughter of JEAN de France Duc de Berry & his first wife Jeanne d'Armagnac (1370-Lyon Jun 1434, bur Priory of Souvigny). Appointed Dss d'Auvergne, Ctss de Montpensier 26 Apr 1418, confirmed 1425. Her husband appointed her administrator of all his estates 17 Jan 1421 during his imprisonment.
Jean & his wife had three children:
- see below.
2. LOUIS de Bourbon (-Louvres en Parisis, Val d'Oise 1412, bur Senlis, église des Cordeliers).
3. LOUIS de Bourbon (-May 1486, bur Aigueperse, Chapelle Saint-Louis). Invested as Comte de Montpensier, Seigneur de Combraille by his father 1426. Dauphin d'Auvergne, Comte de Clermont en Auvergne et de Sancerre by right of his first wife, and by right of his second wife who was his first wife's heiress.
- see below.
Jean had four illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
4. JEAN bâtard de Bourbon (-Prieuré de Saint-Rambert en Forez 2 Dec 1485, bur Abbaye de Cluny). Abbé de Saint-André, Villeneuve-les-Avignon 1439. Elected Archbishop of Lyon, but renounced 6 Apr 1444. Elected Bishop of Puy, Comte de Velay 2 Dec 1443. Administrator of the Bishopric of Lyon 1449-1470 for his nephew Charles de Bourbon. Abbé de Cluny 1456, resigned 8 Sep 1485. Prieur de Saint-Rambert en Forez 1468. Prieur de Montverdun 1482. Lieutenant General of Bourbon for his nephew Jean II Duc de Bourbon 6 Dec 1484.
5. ALEXANDRE bâtard de Bourbon (-drowned Bar-sur-Aube 15 Dec 1440). Canon of the collégiale church of Notre-Dame de Beaujeu. Leader of the "Ecorcheurs". He was arrested after taking part in the revolt of the Praguerie and drowned on orders of the King.
6. GUY batard de Bourbon (-1442 before 18 Jun). Châtelain of the Barony of Roannais 24 Aug 1440.
7. MARGUERITE bâtarde de Bourbon . m (contracts 25 May 1433 and 2 Aug 1436) as his first wife, don RODRIGO de Villandrado Conde de Ribadeo, son of don PEDRO de Villandrado & his wife doña Inés de Corral (Valladolid ---- - ). Created Conde de Ribadeo 22 Feb 1431 by don Juan II King of Castile. Seigneur d'Ussel, counsellor and chamberlain of Charles VII King of France. He returned to Castile after the death of his first wife.
8. EDMEE bâtarde de Bourbon .
CHARLES de Bourbon, son of JEAN I Duc de Bourbon & his wife Marie de Berry Dss d'Auvergne (1401-Château de Moulins 4 Dec 1456, bur Priory of Souvigny). Comte de Clermont. His father named him administrator of his territories 22 Jul 1427, confirmed 25 Sep 1429, during his continuing imprisonment in London. He succeeded his father in 1434 as CHARLES I Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne.
m (contracts 1 Aug 1418 and 16 Apr 1427, in person Autun 17 Sep 1425) AGNES de Bourgogne, daughter of JEAN "Sans-Peur" Duke of Burgundy & his wife Margareta of Holland [Bavaria] (1407-Château de Moulins, Allier 1 Dec 1476, bur Priory of Souvigny).
Mistress (1): JEANNE de Bournan, daughter of ---.
Mistress (2): JEANNE de Souldet, daughter of ---.
Charles & his wife had eleven children:
1. JEAN de Bourbon (Château de Moulins, Allier 30 Aug 1426-Château de Moulins 1 Apr 1488, bur Priory of Souvigny). Comte de Clermont. Lieutenant du roi and Governor General of Guyenne 28 Sep 1451. He succeeded his father in 1456 as JEAN II "le Bon" Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne. Chambrier de France 12 Mar 1457. Appointed Lieutenant General of the Kingdom, Governor of Languedoc and Connétable de France 23 Oct 1483 by his sister-in-law Anne de Beaujeu, on behalf of Charles VIII King of France. m firstly (contracts Château de Montils-lès-Tours 23 Dec 1446 and Tours 26 Dec 1446, dispensation 3 Nov 1452, in person end 1452) JEANNE de France, daughter of CHARLES VII King of France & his wife Marie d'Anjou (1435-Château de Moulins, Allier 4 May 1482, bur Moulins, église de Notre-Dame). m secondly (contract Saint-Cloud 28 Aug 1484) CATHERINE d'Armagnac, daughter of JACQUES d'Armagnac Duc de Nemours & his wife Louise d'Anjou (-Moulins 2 Mar 1487, bur Priory of Souvigny). She died in childbirth. m thirdly (Abbaye de Saint-Jouan, Poitou 12 Apr 1487) as her first husband, JEANNE de Bourbon "la Jeune", daughter of JEAN II de Bourbon Comte de Vendôme & his wife Isabeau de Beauvau dame de Champigny-sur-Veude et de la Roche-sur-Yon (-22 Jan 1511, bur Vic-le-Comte en Auvergne, église des Cordeliers). She married secondly (contract 2 Jan 1495) Jean [I] de La Tour Comte d'Auvergne, and thirdly (contract Montferrand 27 Mar 1503) François de la Pause baron de la Garde. Mistress (1): MARGUERITE de Brunant, daughter of ---. Mistress (2): JEANNE LOUISE d'Albret, daughter of JEAN d'Albret Sire d´Albret, Vicomte de Tartas & his wife Catherine de Rohan (-8 Sep 1494). She married (1480) Jacques Sire d'Estouteville et de Vallemont. Jean II & his second wife had one child:
a) JEAN de Bourbon (Château de Moulins Mar 1487-[Mar/Apr] 1487, bur Château de Moulins, église collégiale).
Jean II & his third wife had one child:
b) LOUIS de Bourbon (-young).
Jean II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):
c) MATHIEU bâtard de Bourbon "le Grand Batard de Bourbon" (-Château de Chambéon en Forez 19 Mar 1504, bur Montbrison, église collégiale de Notre-Dame). Governor of Picardie. Installed as Seigneur de Bouthéon 20 Jul 1486 and as Seigneur de Roche-en-Régnier Oct 1486 at Compiègne by his father. Amiral de Guyenne 1493. Lieutenant General and Governor of Guyenne 16 Jun 1498.
Jean II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):
d) CHARLES bâtard de Bourbon (-8 Sep 1502). Baron de Chaudes-Aigues 2 Mar 1490. Seigneur de Malause 3 May 1491. Vicomte de Lavedan en Bigorre, by right of his wife. m (Feb 1489) LOUISE du Lion Vicomtesse de Lavedan, daughter and heiress of GASTON du Lion Seigneur de Besaudun, Vicomte de l'Isle et de Canet & his wife Jeanne Vicomtesse de Lavedan (-after 6 Jun 1527).
- VICOMTES de LAVEDAN.
Jean II had four illegitimate child by unknown mistresses:
e) HECTOR bâtard de Bourbon (-Toulouse 1502, bur Toulouse, Cathédrale Saint-Etienne). Canon of the collegial church of Notre-Dame, Montbrison 1482. Prieur commendataire de Savignieu en Forez. Apostolic protonotary. Archbishop of Toulouse 18 Feb 1491.
f) MARIE bâtarde de Bourbon (-before 22 Jul 1482). m (contract Château de Beseneins en Dombes 27 Jan 1470) JACQUES de Sainte-Colombe Seigneur de Thil en Beaujolais et d'Ambérieu.
g) MARGUERITE bâtarde de Bourbon (-Feb 1482). Legitimated 4 Dec 1462 and Jan 1463. m (contract Moulins 24 Oct 1462) as his first wife, JEAN de Ferrières Seigneur de Presles, son of GUILLAUME de Ferrières Seigneur de Champlenais & his wife Anne d'Aigueville (-before 4 May 1499).
h) PIERRE bâtard de Bourbon (-young). Canon of the collegial church of Notre-Dame, Montbrison 1490.
2. PHILIPPE de Bourbon (11 Feb 1428-after 1445). Seigneur de Beaujeu. Betrothed to MARIE of Cyprus, daughter of JANUS I King of Cyprus & his second wife Charlotte de Bourbon-Montpensier (-after 29 Apr 1437).
3. MARIE de Bourbon (1428-[Nancy] 7 Jul 1448, bur Nancy, église des Cordeliers). She died in childbirth. m (contracts Lille 3 Feb 1437 and Angers 2 Apr 1437, Châlons-sur-Marne 1444) JEAN d'Anjou Duca di Calabria, son of RENE Duc d'Anjou King of Sicily & his first wife Isabelle de Lorraine (Nancy 2 Aug 1424-Barcelona 16 Dec 1470, bur Barcelona Cathedral). He succeeded his father in 1453 as JEAN II Duke of Lorraine.
4. ISABELLE de Bourbon (1436-Antwerp 26 Sep 1465, bur Antwerp, Abbaye Saint-Michel). m (Lille 30 Oct 1454, contract Moulins 12 Nov 1454) as his second wife, her first cousin, CHARLES de Bourgogne Comte de Charolais, son of PHILIPPE III "le Bon" Duke of Burgundy [Valois] & his third wife Infanta dona Isabella de Portugal (Dijon 11 Nov 1433-killed in battle Nancy 5 Jan 1477, bur 1512 Bruges église de Notre-Dame). He succeeded his father in 1467 as CHARLES "le Téméraire" Duke of Burgundy.
5. CHARLES de Bourbon (Château de Moulins 1434-Lyon 13 Sep 1488, bur Lyon, église Saint-Jean). Canon at Lyon 13 Mar 1443. Elected Archbishop of Lyon, comte 7 Apr 1444, consecrated 21 Sep 1466. Governor of Paris and l'Ile de France 1476. Cardinal 18 Dec 1476. Administrator of the Bishopric of Clermont 10 Mar 1476. He succeeded his brother in 1488 as CHARLES II Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne. He resigned his succession at Lyon 15 Apr 1488 to his brother Pierre, retaining only the Barony of Beaujolais. Mistress (1): GABRIELE Bartine, daughter of ---. Charles had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):
6. LOUIS de Bourbon (1437-murdered at Werz, near Liège 30 Aug 1482, bur Liège église Saint-Lambert). He lived in Brussels from 1445 at the court of his uncle Philippe "le Bon" Duc de Bourgogne. Elected Bishop of Liège (Reichsfürst), Duc de Bouillon, Comte de Looz 21 Nov 1455, invested with the Principality of Liège 23 Oct 1473. He was murdered by Guillaume de la Marck "le Sanglier des Ardennes". Kerrebrouck discusses the claim that the mother of the children of Louis de Bourbon Bishop of Liège was Katharina van Egmont Regent of Geldern (1439-1496), first made in 1628 by the brothers Scévole and Louis de Saincte-Marthe, and embellished during the 18th century by the assertion of a secret marriage between the alleged couple. Louis had three illegitimate children by an unknown mistress:
a) PIERRE de Bourbon bâtard de Liège (in the Netherlands Nov 1464-before 4 Mar 1529). Seigneur de l'Isle. Baron de Busset et de Puisagut, by right of his wife. m (contract 1 Jan 1498) as her second husband, MARGUERITE de Tourzel dite d'Alègre Dame de Busset, de Puisagut et de Saint-Priest, widow of CLAUDE de Lenoncourt Seigneur de Haroué, daughter of BERTRAND de Tourzel Baron de Busset & his wife Jeanne de Lévis (-1531).
b) LOUIS de Bourbon bâtard de Liège (1465-after 26 Jun 1500).
c) JACQUES de Bourbon bâtard de Liège (1466-27 Sep 1537, bur Paris, église Sainte-Marie Madeleine du Temple). Grand Prior of the Jesuits in France. Chevalier of the Knights of the Order of St John of Jerusalem 29 Mar 1503. He wrote the history of the siege of Rhodes at which he was present.
7. PIERRE de Bourbon (1 Dec 1438-Château de Moulins 10 Oct 1503, bur Priory of Souvigny). Sire de Beaujeu. Governor of Languedoc 1466. His contract of marriage 3 Nov 1473 "confirmed" the reversion of all assets of the house of Bourbon to the French crown, with the exception of Montpensier then held by the younger branch of the family, in case of failure of his male line. This was not a true confirmation as it represented a significant change from the terms of the marriage contract of his grandfather Jean I Duc de Bourbon (the terms of which had been further confirmed in the 23 Dec 1446 marriage contract of his father Jean II Duc de Bourbon) under which all descendants in the male line of Duc Jean I were eligible to inherit the family patrimony. His older brother Duc Jean II invested him 3 Apr 1476 as Comte de Clermont, Baron de Beaujolais, and as souverain des Dombes 17 Oct 1482. He governed jointly with his wife, during the minority of his brother-in-law Charles VIII King of France. Charles VIII King of France approved a waiver of the terms of the marriage contract Aug 1487, and authorised he and his wife to make whatever donations of the family patrimony which they thought fit, aimed at avoiding its reversion to the crown in case of lack of male heirs of their marriage. He succeeded his brother in 1488 as PIERRE II Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne. Governor and Lieutenant General of Languedoc 29 Apr 1488. He and his wife confirmed Gilbert de Bourbon Comte de Montpensier as heir presumptive at Chinon 19 Mar 1489, but in May 1498 purported to change this with respect only to the seigneurie de Bourbon which would pass to their daughter Suzanne. A challenge by Louis Comte de Montpensier was upheld in the courts. Lieutenant General of the kingdom 9 Aug 1494. m (contract Jargeau, near Orléans 3 Nov 1473, Tours 1474) ANNE de France Vicomtesse de Thouars, Ctss de Gien, daughter of LOUIS XI King of France & his second wife Charlotte de Savoie (Château de Genappe Apr 1461-Château de Chantelle en Bourbonnais, Allier 14 Nov 1522, bur Priory of Souvigny). She governed France during the minority of her brother 1483-1488. She acquired the vicomté de Châtellerault and the seigneurie de Gironde 13 Mar 1505 from the Duc de Nemours. Pierre II & his wife had two children:
a) CHARLES de Bourbon (-1498). Comte de Clermont.
b) SUZANNE de Bourbon (10 May 1491-Château de Châtellerault 28 Apr 1521, bur Priory of Souvigny). She succeeded her father in 1503 as SUZANNE Dss de Bourbon et d'Auvergne, in accordance with the confirmation of her inheritance given May 1498. Betrothed (21 Mar 1501, papal dispensation 29 Dec 1501) to CHARLES IV Duc d'Alençon et de Berry, son of RENE Duc d'Alençon & his wife Marguerite de Lorraine (Alençon 2 Sep 1489-Lyon 11 Apr 1524, bur Alençon, église de Notre-Dame). m (contract Paris, Hôtel de Bourbon 26 Feb 1505, Château du Parc-les-Moulins 10 May 1505) CHARLES de Bourbon Comte de Montpensier, son of GILBERT de Bourbon Comte de Montpensier & his wife Chiara Gonzaga (17 Feb 1490-killed in battle Rome 6 May 1527, bur Castello di Gaeta, Naples). From the time of his betrothal, he was confirmed as CHARLES III Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne.
8. CATHERINE de Bourbon (-Doornick 1469). m (Bruges 18 Dec 1463) ADOLF van Egmont, son of ARNOLD Duke of Gelre & his wife Katharina von Kleve (1438-killed in battle Tournai 27 Jun 1477). He succeeded his father 1473 as ADOLF Duke of Gelre.
9. JEANNE de Bourbon (-1493, bur Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, église des Cordeliers). m (Brussels 12 Oct 1467) as his first wife, JEAN de Chalon Comte de Tonnerre, Seigneur d'Arguel et de Montfaucon, son of GUILLAUME VIII de Chalon Prince d'Orange [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Catherine de Bretagne (-25 Apr 1502, bur Lons-le-Saunier, Jura, église des Cordeliers). He succeeded his father 1475 as JEAN IV Prince d'Orange, Sire d'Arlay et d'Arguel.
10. JACQUES de Bourbon (-Bruges 22/23 May 1468, bur Bruges Saint-Donat).
11. MARGUERITE de Bourbon (-Château de Pont d'Ain 24 Apr 1483, bur Brou, église Notre-Dame). m (contract Tours 6 Jan 1472, in person Moulins, Allier 6 Apr 1472) as his first wife, PHILIPPE de Savoie Comte de Baugé, son of LOUIS Duke of Savoy & his wife Anne Pss of Cyprus (Chambéry 5 Feb 1438-Turin 7 Nov 1497). He succeeded his great nephew in 1496 as PHILIPPE I "Senza Terra" Duke of Savoy.
Charles had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):
12. LOUIS bâtard de Bourbon (-Valognes.Manches Jan 1487, bur église Saint-François). Invested as Baron de Roussillon en Dauphiné by his half-brother Jean II Duc de Bourbon at Reims Aug 1461, exchanged at Bordeaux 24 Mar 1462 for the Seigneurie de Châtelard en Bresse. Legitimated Sep 1463. Created Comte de Roussillon 1465, Comte de Ligny. Amiral de France May 1466, known as "l'Amiral de Bourbon". m (betrothed Paris, Hôtel de Ville 2 Nov 1465, end Feb 1466) JEANNE de Valois Dame de Mirabeau et d'Usson en Auvergne, legitimated daughter of LOUIS XI King of France & his mistress Marguerite de Sassenage ([1447/56]-1519, bur Mirabeau, Vienne, église des Cordeliers). Louis & his wife had four children:
a) CHARLES de Bourbon (-1510, bur Mirabeau, Vienne, église des Cordeliers). Comte de Roussillon et de Ligny. m (1506) ANNE de La Tour Dame de Montgascon, daughter of GODEFROI de La Tour Seigneur de Montgascon & his wife Antoinette de Polignac (Paris [8 Nov] 1530). She married secondly (1510) Jean de Montmorency Seigneur d'Ecouen, and thirdly (Château d'Angers 21 Jun 1518) as his second wife, François II de La Tour Vicomte de Turenne.
b) SUZANNE de Bourbon (end 1466-1531). She succeeded her brother 1510 as Ctss de Roussillon et de Ligny. m firstly (1465) as his second wife, JEAN de Chabannes Comte de Dammartin, son of ANTOINE de Chabannes Comte de Dammartin & his wife Marguerite de Nanteuil Ctss de Dammartin (1462-1503). m secondly (after 18 Sep 1510) as his first wife, CHARLES Seigneur de Boulainvilliers, son of PHILIPPE de Boulainvilliers Seigneur de Boulainvilliers & his wife Claude de Sèvre (-1529).
d) CATHERINE de Bourbon .
Louis had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:
e) JEAN bâtard de Bourbon (1465-after 1488). Abbé commendataire de Senilly, near Chinon.
Charles had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
13. RENAUD bâtard de Bourbon (-Prieuré de Montverdun, Loire 6 Jun 1483, bur Prieuré de Montverdun). Prieur commendataire de Montverdun et de Savignieu en Forez 1467. Canon at the collégiale church of Notre-Dame de Montbrison. Elected Bishop of Laon, duc et pair de France Jul 1468. Archbishop of Narbonne 16 Dec 1472. Renaud had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
a) CHARLES bâtard de Bourbon (1461-Château de Beauregard 22 Feb 1504). Apostolic notary. Canon at Narbonne. Elected Bishop of Clermont 24 Jan 1488.
c) ANNE bâtarde de Bourbon . Dame de Mirebeau, de la Roche-Clermaut et de Purnon en Touraine.
14. PIERRE bâtard de Bourbon (-before 1492). Châtelain de Châteauneuf en Forez 12 Apr 1469. Châtelain de Billy 18 Oct 1471. His half-brother Duc Jean II invested him as Seigneur de Bois d'Yoin en Lyonnais 9 Oct 1476. Châtelain of Montmorant and Saint-Bonnet 18 Oct 1478. He became a priest. Papal protonotary 1488. Pierre had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
Charles had one illegitimate child by Mistress (2):
Charles had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:
18. CATHERINE bâtarde de Bourbon (-after 28 May 1491). Legitimated Jul 1452. Abbess of Saint-Claire-d'Aigueperse.
LOUIS de Bourbon, son of JEAN I Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne & his wife Marie de Berry (-May 1486, bur Aigueperse, Chapelle Saint-Louis). He was invested as Comte de Montpensier, Seigneur de Combraille by his father in 1426. Dauphin d'Auvergne, Comte de Clermont en Auvergne et de Sancerre by right of his first wife, and by right of his second wife who was his first wife's heiress.
m firstly (contracts 9 Oct and 8 Dec 1426, in person 8 Dec 1426) JEANNE Ctss de Clermont et de Sancerre, Dauphine d'Auvergne, daughter of BERAUD [III] Comte de Clermont et de Sancerre & his first wife Jeanne de la Tour (1411-Ardres 26 May 1436).
m secondly (contract 16 Feb 1443) GABRIELLE de La Tour, daughter of BERTRAND [V] Seigneur de La Tour, Comte d'Auvergne et de Boulogne & his wife Jacquette du Peschin (-1486).
Louis & his second wife had four children:
1. GILBERT de Bourbon ([1447/48]-Pozzuolo 5 Oct 1496, bur Aigueperse, Chapelle Saint-Louis). Titled "Le comte-dauphin". Lieutenant-General of the armies of Louis XI King of France. Lieutenant-General in Poitou for Charles VIII King of France. Viceroy and Governor of Roussillon and Cerdanya. He succeeded his father 1486 as Comte de Montpensier, Dauphin d'Auvergne, Seigneur de Mercœur et de Combraille. He was declared heir presumptive to the Bourbon family patrimony by his cousin Pierre II Duc de Bourbon and the latter's wife Anne at Chinon 19 Mar 1489. Lieutenant General and Governor of Paris and l'Ile-de-France 9 Dec 1493. After the French invasion of Naples, he was appointed Lieutenant-General and Viceroy of Naples and invested as Archduke of Sessa 4 May 1495. He was obliged to yield to the siege of Fernando King of Aragon. m (contract Mantua 24 Feb 1482) CHIARA Gonzaga, daughter of FEDERIGO I Marchese di Mantua & his wife Margareta von Bayern (1 Jul 1464-2 Jun 1503, bur Aigueperse, Chapelle Saint-Louis). Gilbert & his wife had six children:
a) LOUISE de Bourbon (-5 Jul 1561, bur Champigny, Sainte-Chapelle). Dss de Châtellerault, Ctss de Forez, baronne de Beaujeu (which formed part of the inheritance of her brother) 17 May 1530, but François I King of France revoked this agreement Jan 1532. Invested as Dss de Montpensier, Dauphine d'Auvergne, baronne de La Tour et de la Bussière Feb 1538 (registered 6 Feb). m firstly (Saint-Pierre le Moutier, Nièvre 17 Jul 1499) ANDRE [IV] de Chauvigny Seigneur de Chauvigny, Vicomte de Brosse, son of FRANÇOIS de Chauvigny Vicomte de Brosse & his wife Jeanne de Laval dame de Retz et de la Suse (-4 Jan 1502, bur Argenton, église des Cordeliers). m secondly (Moulins 21 Mar 1504) LOUIS de Bourbon Prince de la Roche-sur-Yon, son of JEAN II de Bourbon Comte de Vendôme & his wife Isabeau de Beauvau dame de Champigny-sur-Veude et de la Roche-sur-Yon (1473-1520, bur Château de Champigny en Touraine, Chapelle Saint-Louis).
b) LOUIS de Bourbon (-killed in battle Naples 14 Aug 1501, bur Aigueperse, Chapelle Saint-Louis). He succeeded his father in 1496 as Comte de Montpensier, Dauphin d'Auvergne, Seigneur de Mercœur et de Combraille. When Pierre II Duc de Bourbon and his wife purported to renege on the terms of the 19 Mar 1489 agreement with Comte Louis's father regarding the succession to the Duchy of Bourbon, Comte Louis's challenge was upheld in the courts. He was killed at the siege of Naples.
c) CHARLES de Bourbon (17 Feb 1490-killed in battle Rome 6 May 1527, bur Castello di Gaeta, Naples). Called "Charles Monsieur". He succeeded his brother in 1501 as Comte de Montpensier, Dauphin d'Auvergne, Seigneur de Mercœur et de Combraille. He claimed the succession to the patrimony of the Bourbon family, including the Seigneurie de Bourbon, on the death in 1503 without male heirs of Pierre II Duc de Bourbon. To cut short protracted legal disputes, he was betrothed to Suzanne de Bourbon, and from that time was confirmed as CHARLES III Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne. Under the terms of his marriage contract 23 Feb 1505, the family patrimony would belong to Duc Charles III and his heirs. Governor of Languedoc 27 Jun 1512. Lieutenant-General in Burgundy 26 Oct 1513. Connétable de France 12 Jan 1515. After the battle of Marignano 1515, he was charged with the conquest of Milan and named Lieutenant of Milan. Under his wife's 1519 testament, she confirmed her donation of all her assets to her husband. This was further confirmed under the testament of his mother-in-law Anne de France Oct/Nov 1522. However, François I King of France claimed that the Bourbon patrimony reverted to the French crown on the death of Dss Suzanne. The lawsuit started 12 Aug 1522. Through the influence of Louise de Savoie, mother of François I King of France, his assets were sequestrated. He left France and joined Emperor Karl V, who named him Lieutenant General in Italy. After the death of Duc Charles III at the siege of Rome, the King pronounced the confiscation of all his assets 26 Jul 1527. This decision was reversed under the Treaty of Cambrai 5 Aug 1529, but this was only partially put into effect. King François I created his mother, Louise de Savoie, Dss de Bourbon for life 30 Jun 1528 (registered 11 Aug). On her death in 1531, the King declared her assets united with the crown, representing the final stage in the disputed inheritance of the duchy of Bourbon which had lasted for nearly 50 years. m (contract Paris, Hôtel de Bourbon 26 Feb 1505, Château du Parc-les-Moulins 10 May 1505) his cousin, SUZANNE Dss de Bourbon et d'Auvergne, daughter of PIERRE II Duc de Bourbon et d'Auvergne & his wife Anne de France (10 May 1491-Château de Châtellerault 28 Apr 1521, bur Priory of Souvigny). [Mistress (1): ALAIGNE, a Mongol princess related to Akbar-Khan of Delhi.] Charles III & his wife had two children:
i) FRANÇOIS de Bourbon (Château de Moulins Jul 1517-Château de Châtellerault 1518). Comte de Clermont.
ii) twins (b and d 1518, bur Priory of Souvigny).
Charles III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:
Charles III had [one illegitimate child] by Mistress (1):
iv) [JEAN PHILIPPE (1525-in India after 1560). A courtier of the khan in Delhi. [m ---, sister of the khan.] The Bourbon family of Bhopal were their possible descendants.]
[- BOURBONS of INDIA.]
d) FRANÇOIS de Bourbon (-killed in battle Marignano 13 Sep 1515, bur Priory of Souvigny). Called "François Monsieur". He was invested as Duke de Châtellerault (pair de France) Feb 1514 (registered 4 Apr).
e) RENÉE de Bourbon (-Nancy 26 May 1539, bur Nancy, église des Cordeliers). After claiming her share in her brother's inheritance, she was granted the barony of Mercœur by François I King of France at Fontainebleau 10 Jun 1529 in settlement of her claim. m (contract 14 and 16 Mar 1514, in person Château d'Amboise 26 Jun 1515) ANTOINE II Duke of Lorraine and Bar, son of RENÉ II Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Philippine van Gelre (Bar le Duc 4 Jun 1489-Bar le Duc 14 Jun 1544, bur Nancy, église des Cordeliers).
f) ANNE de Bourbon (-in Spain 1510). She accompanied Germaine de Foix to Spain 1505 when she married Fernando II King of Aragon.
2. JEAN de Bourbon (-after 9 Jul 1485).
3. GABRIELLE de Bourbon (-Château de Thouars 30 Nov 1516, bur Thouars, église collégiale de Notre-Dame). m (Montferrand 9 Jul 1485) as his first wife, LOUIS Sire de La Tremoïlle, Vicomte de Thouars, Prince de Talmond, son of LOUIS I Sire de La Trémoïlle Vicomte de Thouars & his wife Marguerite d'Amboise (20 Sep 1460-killed in battle Pavia 24 Feb 1525, bur Thouars, église collégiale de Notre-Dame).
4. CHARLOTTE de Bourbon (-18 Mar 1478, bur Zandenburg). m (contract 17 Jun 1468) as his second wife, WOLFART [VI] van Borsselen, Heer van Vere, Vlissingen, Domburg, West-Kapelle en Brouwershaven, Comte de Grandpre, Earl of Buchan, son of HENDRIK [II] van Borsselen Heer van Vere en Zandenburg & his wife Johanna van Halewijn (-Gent 29 Apr 1487, bur Zandenburg).
The relationship between the following person and the main Bourbon family has not yet been ascertained.
1. GUY de Bourbon . Seigneur de Cluys. m firstly ---. m secondly () JEANNE de Chastel-Perron, daughter of ---. Guy & his wife had one child:
a) GIRARD de Bourbon (-after 1350). Seigneur de Clessy. m firstly () JEANNE de Chastillon, daughter of ---. m secondly () ALIX de Bourbon-Montperoux, daughter of ---. Girard & his [first/second] wife had one child:
i) ISABELLE de Bourbon . Dame de Clessy. m firstly BERNARD de Montaigu-Listenois, son of ---. m secondly GUILLAUME de Mello Seigneur d'Epoisses, son of ---.
 Dupont, J. (1976-87) Cahiers de Saint Louis, Vol. 30, p. 49.
 RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 601.
 La Mure, J. M. de (1675 manuscript, 1860) Histoire des ducs de Bourbon et des comtes de Forez (Paris), Tome III, Preuves, 114 b, p. 157.
 Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Chartreux de Vauvert, p. 697.
 Obituaires de Sens Tome I.2, Sainte-Chapelle, p. 816.
 RHGF XX, Continuatio Chronici Guillelmi de Nangiaco, p. 601.
 Bruch, H. (ed.) (1973) Chronologia Johannes de Beke (The Hague), 78a, p. 255, available at < http://www.inghist.nl/Onderzoek/Projecten /KroniekVanJohannesDeBekeTot1430/latijn> (31 Aug 2006).
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 112, p. 142.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 91 bis, p. 93.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 107, 108, p. 135.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 114 bis, p. 145.
 Whose second husband had been Jean de Clermont Baron de Charolais, uncle of Jacques de Bourbon Comte de La Marche.
 Mas de Latrie, M. L. (1855) Histoire de l´Ile de Chypre (Paris) Vol. 2, p. 140.
 Mas de Latrie, Histoire de Chypre Vol. 2, p. 144.
 Mas Latrie, R. de (ed.) (1891) Chroniques d'Amadi et de Strambaldi (Paris) (“Amadi”), pp. 403-4.
 Miller, W. (1908) The Latins in the Levant. A History of Frankish Greece (1204-1566) (Cambridge and New York), p. 285.
 Miller (1908), p. 287.
 Sturdza, M. D. (1999) Dictionnaire Historique et Généalogique des Grandes Familles de Grèce, d'Albanie et de Constantinople (2e edition Paris), p. 500.
 Mas de Latrie, Histoire de Chypre Vol. 2, p. 407.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 106 bis, p. 132.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 111 bis, p. 137.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 106 bis, p. 134.
 La Mure (1675/1860), Tome III, Preuves, 114 bis, p. 145.
 Valbonnais, Marquis de (1722) Histoire de Dauphiné (Geneva), Tome II, CCLXII, p. 576.
 Valbonnais (1722), Tome II, CCLXXVII, p. 607.
 Estimated birth date range based on the birth of her first child in 1358.
 The Inventory of the State Archives of Turin, ("State Archives") volume 102, page 65, fascicule 1, consulted at <http://ww2.multix.it/asto/asp/inventari.asp> (2 Feb 2006).
 Kerrebrouck, P. van (1987) La Maison de Bourbon: 1256-1987, ("Kerrebrouck (Bourbon)"), p. 75 footnote 6, where he cites a marginal note in a contemporary notarial contract published in 'Notes extraites d'un protocole de notaire conservé aux archives de Châteaumorand' Archives historiques du Bourbonnais, tome II (Moulins, 1891), pp. 289-92.
 Not in Kerrebrouck (Bourbon), p. 75.
 Frazy, M. Le Bourbonnais (Moulins, 1929), p. 79, cited in Kerrebrouck (Bourbon), p. 72 footnote 72.
 Kerrebrouck (Bourbon), pp. 148-55, citing Scévole and Louis de Saincte-Marthe, Histoire généalogique de la maison de France (Paris, 1628), tome 2, p. 251.
 Jacques bastard de Bourbon (1525) L'Oppugnation de la noble et chevaleresque cite de Rhodes (Paris).
 Kerrebrouck (Bourbon), p. 232. As he predeceased his first wife, presumably he was divorced from her.
 Vitold de Golish, Splendeur et crepuscule des Maharajahs (Paris, 1963), pp. 209-23, and L. M. Jailloux, 'Des Bourbons en Inde, en passant par Anne de Beaujeu et les ducs de Bourgogne', Nos ancêtres et nous [revue des sociétés généalogiques de Bourgogne] No 23, Sep 1984.
 Not an illegitimate son of Louis I Duc de Bourbon, Kerrebrouck (Bourbon), p. 59 footnote 31.