Charles, Count of Angoulême

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Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême
Spouse(s) Louise of Savoy
Noble family House of Valois
Father John, Count of Angoulême
Mother Marguerite de Rohan
Born 1459
Died 1 January 1496(1496-01-01)

Charles d'Orléans, Count of Angoulême (French: Charles d'Orléans, Comte d'Angoulême) (1459 – 1 January 1496) was a member of the French Orléans family descended from Louis I de Valois, Duke of Orléans, who was the son of Charles V of France. He was the son of John, Count of Angoulême and Marguerite de Rohan, and was Count of Angoulême from 1467-1496. He married the 11-year-old, Louise of Savoy, daughter of Philip the Landless and Margaret of Bourbon, on 16 February 1488. They had two children:

Charles also had two illegitimate daughters by his mistress Antoinette de Polignac, Dame de Combronde, who was his wife's lady-in-waiting:[1]

He also had an illegitimate daughter by mistress Jeanne Le Conte:

  • Souveraine d'Angoulême (died 23 February 1551), married Michel III de Gaillard, Seigneur de Chilly. In 1534 Married French Ambassador Louis de Perreau, Sieur de Castillon.



  1. Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, France, Capetian Kings
Charles, Count of Angoulême
Born: 1459 Died: 1 January 1496
French nobility
Preceded by
Count of Angoulême
30 April 1467 – 1 January 1496
Succeeded by