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  René d'Anjou
Second son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon.
Duke of Bar since 1423, he was the suzerain of the lords of Domrémy.
orn in 1409 in Angers, René d'Anjou, Count de Guise, second son of the duke Louis II of Anjou was adopted by his maternal uncle, Louis, cardinal and duke of Bar.
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 Rendsburg - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
(1409-1480), duke of Anjou, of Lorraine and Bar, count of Provence and of Piedmont, king of Naples, Sicily and Jerusalem, was born at Angers on the 16th of January 1409, the second son of Louis II., king of Sicily, duke of Anjou, count of Provence, and of Yolande of Aragon.
The elder, Louis III., succeeded to the crown of Sicily and to the duchy of Anjou, Rene being known as the count of Guise.
By his marriage treaty (1419) with Isabel, elder daughter of Charles II., duke of Lorraine, he became heir to the duchy of Bar, which was claimed as the inheritance of his mother Yolande, and, in right of his wife, heir to the duchy of Lorraine.
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Duke of Anjou and count of Maine and Provence (1384-1417) and titular king of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem.
Duke of Anjou and Touraine, count of Maine and Provence, titular king of Naples, Sicily, and Jerusalem (1417-34).
Born in France, she was the daughter of Rene I, duke of Anjou, and was married to Henry in 1445 to confirm a truce between France and England during the Hundred Years' War (1337-1453).
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 The Bourbons
Anjou continued to be the traditional title for younger sons of France: it was bestowed later in 1710 to the third son of the duc de Bourgogne (later Louis XV), and in 1730 to the second son of Louis XV (died in 1733).
The title of duke of Anjou was last granted by Louis XV to his grandson Louis-Stanislas-Xavier [later Louis XVIII] in 1785, was abolished by the effects of the decree of June 19, 1790 [abolishing all nobiliary titles].
The latter seat is held by the count of Paris, the duke of Anjou was elected to the former in 1983, as next of kin of Louis XVI, upon which the count of Paris resigned in protest against the admission of the "so-called duke of Anjou".
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The Duke of Cadiz was the father of Infante Enrique, Duke of Seville (1823-1870) who in 1847 went against the dispositions of the Pragmatic Sanction of Charles III of 23 March 1776 and married Elena de Castellvi (1821-1863), a noble lady of inferior rank.
Don Enrique Pio de Borbon (1848-1894), eldest son of the former Duke of Seville, Infante Enrique, was himself made Duke of Seville and Grandee of Spain (Note 6) by the grace of King Alfonso XII on 1 July 1882, twelve years after the death of his father in a duel with the Duke of Montpensier.
Duke of Enghien, Duke of Albret, Prince of Conti and of Laroche-sur-Yon, Count of Soissons and of Charolais, Count of Dunois, Viscount of Meaux and of Breteuil and Baron of Alais.
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 Charles IV, Duke of Anjou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles IV, Duke of Anjou, also Charles of Maine, Count of Le Maine and Guise (1436–1481) was the son of the Angevin prince Charles of Le Maine, Count of Maine, who was the youngest son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon, Queen of Four Kingdoms.
He succeeded his uncle René I of Naples in 1480 as 5th Duke of Anjou and Count of Provence, according to the will of René who had no surviving son.
He also used the title of Duke of Calabria, in token of the claims to Naples he inherited from René.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_IV,_Duke_of_Anjou   (212 words)

 Elizabeth I - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Almost certainly, Elizabeth pursued this match for no other reason than that she thought the French would never condone an entente in the absence of a dynastic marriage, but this issue was overtaken as Henry's unrealistic demands for Catholic liturgical worship throughout the year ended any prospect of marriage.
Of the Queen's remaining suitors, only Francis, Duke of Anjou, the youngest son of Catherine de Médicis, seemed to catch her attention.
She held lengthy and intimate interviews with the envoy, where the talk was of love rather than of alliances or treaties.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761555497___8/Elizabeth_I.html   (1706 words)

 Bourbons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The son of Louis XIV died in 1711, the duke of Burgundy in 1712, the duke of Berry in 1714, and the only surviving legitimate descendant succeeded as Louis XV.
Charles had two sons, the duke of Angouleme (1775-1844), who reigned 20 minutes as Louis XIX in 1830, and the duke of Berry (1778-1820), whose only son was Henri, duke of Bordeaux (1820-83).
The duke of Orléans became king of the French, but the French legitimists considered the duke of Bordeaux to be their pretender.
www.louis-xiv.de /louisold/Family/Bourbonen.html   (1068 words)

 Duke of Berry Tapestry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
His brother, the Duke Louis of Anjou, was -- like most members of the royal family -- great lovers of arts, and it was Duke Louis who had the famous tapestries "The Apocalypse" (shown elsewhere on this site) woven for the decoration of the Great Hall of the Chateau d'Angers for celebrations and solemn ceremonies.
The manuscript of "The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry" is now considered to be one of the finest early French books in existence, and is one of the most cherished possessions of the Condé Museum, in Chantilly.
As mentioned above the Duke of Anjou and the Duke of Berry were sons of the French King Jean (II) "Le Bon", who reigned 1350-1364.
arthistory.heindorffhus.dk /frame-TapestryDukeBerry.htm   (850 words)

 René - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
RENÉ [René], 1409-80, king of Naples (1435-80; rival claimant to Alfonso V of Aragón and Ferdinand I of Naples), duke of Anjou, Bar, and Lorraine, count of Provence.
At the death (1434) of his brother, Louis III of Naples, he inherited Anjou, Provence, and the claim to the succession of Joanna II of Naples (d.
In 1445 his daughter, Margaret of Anjou, married Henry VI of England.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-rene.html   (362 words)

 King Rene's Book of Love :Le Cueur d'Amours Espris
Duke Rene of Anjou played a most impressive part in the stormy history of fifteenth-century France and Italy.
He was the son and third child of Duke Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon, born on January 16, 1409, in their castle at Angers in the Maine-and-Loire region of western France.
Duke Charles of Lorraine, Rene's father-in-law, was at war with King Charles VII of France who was also involved in the Hundred-Years War with England.
www.guice.org /renentro.html   (1863 words)

 Chapter 15: A History of Aragon and Catalonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Alfonso had taken possession of the towns which he had captured from the Duke of Anjou, and Juana suspected that he meant to reduce her to a position of complete inferiority, a suggestion which was made to the Queen by her Seneschal, Caraccioli, whose influence over her [217] was considerable.
The next claimant was Duke René of Anjou, the brother of Louis III and a son of Violante of Aragon, whom Juana had named as her heir and successor.
The party of Anjou was led by the wife of René, Isabella of Lorraine, an energetic and capable woman, whom the Pope, Eugenius IV, was prepared to support, while a revolt on the part of the Genoese and of the Florentines who had joined them attracted the energies of the Aragonese allies elsewhere.
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 glbtq >> social sciences >> Orléans, Philippe, Duke of
Known as "Monsieur," Philippe, Duke of Orléans was the second son of Louis XIII and the younger brother of Louis XIV.
The Duke of Saint-Simon has left a portrait of Philippe at fifty as "a small, pot-bellied man, mounted on stilts (so high were the heels of his shoes), always adorned like a woman, covered with rings, bracelets and jewels everywhere, with a long wig.
With the specific case of the Duke of Orléans in mind, Robert Oresko suggests that historians use memoirs and notarial records to reconstitute networks of sex and friendship among homosexuals belonging to national elites in order better to understand the distribution of patronage and preferment in the royal courts of early modern Europe.
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 30TH GENERATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Duke Geoffrey V PLANTAGENET *Count of Anjou Duke of Normandy
was born on 24 Aug 1113 in France - Count of Anjou and Maine son of Fulk.
He was also known as Geoffrey Count of Anjou, Duke of Normandy.
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 Who was King Rene
Such youthful dynastic marriages were frequently resorted to in those days, as effective weapons in the constant struggles for power (whether on the level of diplomatic accommodation or ruthless warfare) in the course of which today's allies all too frequently became tomorrow's bloodthirsty enemies.
Duke Charles of Lorraine, Rene' father-in-law, was at war with King Charles VN of France who was also involved in the Hundred-Years War with England.
She even succeeded in obtaining Rene's temporary release from his dungeon, on his word of honor to return at the stipulated time (which he doubly guarantied by leaving his two young children behind as Hostages ni Dijon).
www.mallet-argent.com /rene.html   (1559 words)

 Page 17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Because power was fragmented in France, the Paris rebels went to one of the uncles, the Duke of
Anjou went to the king and Council and on the 14
Early in 1382, the Duke of Anjou feared that he was about to lose his inheritance of the Kingdom of Sicily.
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 HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON - TWO SICILIES - The Royal House of Bourbon - Two Sicilies
The latter was father of Roger II (d 1154), whose assumption of the title King of Sicily was recognized by the Pope as suzerain in 1130.
Meanwhile the claim to Sicily was continued by the Duke of Anjou who had been crowned by the Pope Kings of Naples.
When the Anjou heir lost the throne of Naples to Alfonso V, King of Aragon, in 1435, he was able to united both claims to the throne of Sicily, taking the historic title of King of the Two Sicilies (Rex Utriusque Siciliae).
www.borbone-due-sicilie.org /english/history.html   (733 words)

 François, Duke of Anjou - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hercule François, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, (March 18, 1555 – June 19, 1584) was the youngest son of Henry II of France and Catherine de' Medici.
In 1576 he was made Duke of Anjou, Touraine, and Berry.
When Anjou's French troops arrived in late 1582, William's plan seemed to pay off, as even the Duke of Parma feared that the Dutch would now gain the upper hand.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois,_Duke_of_Anjou   (836 words)

 Britannia Biographies: John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster
All Guienne and Gascony, with the exception of the towns of Bordeaux and Bayonne, had fallen from their allegiance and a suspension of hostilities was negotiated at Bruges, by the Duke and others, with the Duke of Anjou, before the expiration of that year.
Henry, Duke of Hereford and Lancaster and Earl of Derby, afterwards King Henry IV.
Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter, KG Joan Beaufort, married, firstly, to Sir Robert Ferrers of Worn and Oversley; and, secondly, to Ralph Neville, Earl of Westmorland.
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 Louis XIV's Wars (3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Duke of Savoy became King of Sicily.
Prince Eugene of Savoy - son of a niece of Cardinal Mazarin and rumored to be the bastard of Louis XIV - had been raised French.
At the Battle of Almanza (1707) the British forces were commanded by the French Huguenot, Henri de Massue de Ruvigny, Earl of Galway, while James Fitz-James, Duke of Berwick, (illegitimate son of James II by John Churchill's elder sister) led the French.
history.wisc.edu /sommerville/351/351-143.htm   (1231 words)

 Curiosities of Literature: Secret History of an Elective Monarchy
The singing of this lark in favour of the Duke of Anjou is not so evident, as the cunning trick of the other French agent, the political bishop of Valence, who now reaped the full advantage of his 1500 copies over the thirty-two of his rivals.
The election took place, and the Duke of Anjou was proclaimed king of Poland—but the troubles of Montluc did not terminate.
was dying, and Catharine de Medicis in despair for a son, to whom she had sacrificed all; while Anjou, already immersed in the wantonness of youth and pleasure, considered his elevation to the throne of Poland as an exile which separated him from his depraved enjoyments.
www.spamula.net /col/archives/2006/04/secret_history_2.html   (4321 words)

 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 85020930
Publisher description for The Duke of Anjou and the politique struggle during the wars of religion / Mack P. Holt.
Youngest son of Henry II and Catherine de Medici and heir to the throne himself after 1574, Anjou was also sought out by William of Orange and a similar group of politiques in the rebel provinces of the Netherlands, where the Dutch Revolt had virtually become a civil war.
Anjou never became the saviour that either group had looked for, however.
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 Wars of the Roses: Summary for Margaret of Anjou
Margaret of Anjou was one of the major players in the Wars of the Roses.
Married to Henry VI in 1445, she often led the Lancastrian forces during the wars and dictated grand strategy.
She battled her arch enemy Richard, duke of York over the royal succession and unsuccessful tried to place her son, Edward, on the throne.
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 Peck, Castle-Come-Down, chapter 6   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The duke of Anjou’s agents fluttered about the court like housemartins, and on her majesty’s progress in the fall we saw progress being made indeed.
When "Monsieur" (as the duke of Anjou was called, because he was heir to his brother the king), I say, when Monsieur should become our king consort, his own chapel should be as an example to the realm.
The duke dismounts with prodigious show of dignity, and Harry leads his horse away, deftly retrieving the new crown from the duke’s fingers as he passes him.
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Charles de Bourbon in turn was given the Crown of the Two-Sicilies and the tiltle of King of Jerusalem by the Pope (1738).
Amongst his descendants are Monseigneur Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, H.M. Juan Carlos I, King of Spain and HRH Infant Charles of Bourbon Two Sicilies, styled Duke of Calabria and Count of Caserta.
The Farnese, dukes of Parma, bore the arms of Portugal, since Rainuncio I, duke of Parma, who by being the great-grandson of Emmanuel I, King of Portugal, through Infant Dom Duarte, was pretendant to the throne of Portugal in the dynastic crisis of 1580.
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 Columbia Encyclopedia- Henry III - AOL Research & Learn
As a leader of the royal army in the Wars of Religion (see Religion, Wars of) against the French Protestants, or Huguenots, Henry, then duke of Anjou, defeated (1569) the Huguenots at Jarnac and Moncontour.
He refused (1571), on religious grounds, to proceed with negotiations for his marriage to the Protestant queen of England, Elizabeth I. With his mother, the duke helped instigate the massacre of the Huguenots (see Saint Bartholomew's Day, massacre of).
The League was revived by Henri de Guise, however, when the death (1584) of the king's brother, Francis, duke of Alençon, made the Protestant Henry of Navarre the legal heir to the French throne.
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 Portrait of Louis II, Duke of Anjou by UNKNOWN MASTER, French
Portrait of Louis II, Duke of Anjou by UNKNOWN MASTER, French
Louis II, Duke of Anjou, who through marriage became king of Naples and Sicily, is shown by the unknown artist in profile.
Inspired by ancient Roman coins and medals, the profile was the most popular form in contemporary Italian and French art.
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 Anjou, Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This is the municipal flag of Anjou (Quebec), a town located in eastern Montreal island [where I grew up!].
It's an orange-gold field with the arms : Anjou ancient defaced with a white band with three green maple leaves, plus motto of duke Gaston d'Anjou NON DEVIUS UNQUAM under the shield and laurel leaves surrounding it.
Note: Maple leaves are usually green in Quebec (and sometimes Ontarian, where they are often gold) heraldry.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-qc-aj.html   (189 words)

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