Louis I, Duke of Bourbon

French prince

Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (c. 1270 – c. 1342) was a French prince, the son of Robert, Count of Clermont and Beatrice (Beatrix) of Bourbon and the grandson of Louis IX of France.[1][2] The House of Bourbon is descended from him in the male line through his younger son Jacques I, Count of La Marche.[2]

Louis I
Duke of Bourbon
Reign1327 – 1341
PredecessorTitle Established
SuccessorPeter I
Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
Reign1317 – 1327
1331 – 1341
SuccessorPeter I
Count of La Marche
Reign1322 – 1341
PredecessorCharles IV, King of France
SuccessorJames I
Clermont, Oise, France
Died1341 (aged 61–62)
Mary of Avesnes (m. 1310)
IssuePeter I, Duke of Bourbon
Joanna, Countess of Forez
Margaret of Bourbon
Marie, Latin Empress
Philip of Bourbon
James of Bourbon
James I, Count of La Marche
Beatrice, Queen of Bohemia
FatherRobert, Count of Clermont
MotherBeatrix of Burgundy

Life change

He took part in several military campaigns, including those at Courtrai (1302) and Mons-en-Pévèle (1304), and two times was put in charge of proposed crusades that never actually occurred. He became the Grand Chamberlain of France in 1310 and became the Duke of Bourbon in 1327 thanks to Charles IV of France.[1] He had two sons, Peter I, Duke of Bourbon, and Jacques I, Count of La Marche, from whom the later French Kings from the House of Bourbon (starting from Henry IV of France in 1589) descend in the male line.[2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Louis I, 1st duke de Bourbon - duke of Bourbon". Encyclopedia Britannica.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Annuaire général heraldique pour 1904". 5 May 2021 – via Google Books.