Francis I, Duke of Nevers: Duke of Nevers (1516 - 1561)
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Francis I, Duke of Nevers
Duke of Nevers

Francis I, Duke of Nevers

Francis I, Duke of Nevers
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Intro Duke of Nevers
A.K.A. Duke of Nevers Francis I
Was Military personnel
From France
Field Military
Gender male
Birth 2 September 1516
Death 13 February 1561, Nevers, France (aged 44 years)
Star sign Virgo
Mother: Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel
Father: Charles II of Nevers
Spouse: Marguerite de Vendôme
Children: Henriette of ClevesCatherine of ClevesMarie of Cleves, Princess of CondéFrancis II, Duke of NeversJames, Duke of Nevers Henri de NeversComte d'Eu
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Francis I of Cleves, (2 September 1516 – 13 February 1561) was a commander in the French Royal Army and the first Duke of Nevers. He participated in the suppression of the Amboise conspiracy.

The only son of Charles II of Nevers (died in the Louvre in 1521) and Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel, Francis succeeded his father as Count of Nevers and Eu. In 1539 he became Duke of Nevers. When his mother died in 1549, he also inherited the title of Count of Rethel.

In 1538, Francis married Marguerite of Bourbon-La Marche (1516–1589), daughter of Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise of Alençon.

They had five children:


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Francis I, Duke of Nevers
House of La Marck
Born: 2 September 1516 Died: 1 February 1561
Preceded by
Charles II
Count of Nevers
Succeeded by
Francis II (1561–1562)
James (1562–1564)
Henriette of Cleves (1564–1601)
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