Antoine of Navarre

French king consort (1518-1562)

Antoine de Bourbon, duc de Vendôme, also called Antoine of Navarre (22 April 1518 – 17 November 1562) was the King of Navarre through his marriage (jure uxoris) to Queen Jeanne III, from 1555 until his death.[1] He was the founder of the Royal House of Bourbon.[2] Antoine was the father of Henry IV of France.[2]

King of Navarre
Reign25 May 1555 – 17 November 1562
PredecessorHenry II
SuccessorJeanne III
Co-monarchJeanne III
Born(1518-04-22)22 April 1518
La Fère, Picardy, France
Died17 November 1562(1562-11-17) (aged 44)
Les Andelys, Eure
SpouseJeanne III, Queen of Navarre
IssueHenry IV, King of France
Catherine, Hereditary Princess of Lorraine
HouseHouse of Bourbon
FatherCharles, Duke of Vendôme
MotherFrançoise of Alençon
Coat of Arms of Antoine de Bourbon and the Kings of Navarre.

References change

  1. Detlev Schwennicke, Europaische Stammtafeln, Neue Folge, Band II (Marburg: J. A. Saargardt, 1984), Tafel 28
  2. 2.0 2.1 The British Cyclopedia of Biography, Vol 1, ed. Charles Frederick Partington (London: W. Orr, 1837), p. 291