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Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers
Duke of Nevers and Rethel

Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers

Charles Gonzaga, Duke of Nevers
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Intro Duke of Nevers and Rethel
Was Noble
From France
Field Royals
Gender male
Birth 22 October 1609, France
Death 30 August 1631, Cavriana (aged 21 years)
Mother: Catherine of Guise
Father: Charles GonzagaDuke of Mantua and Montferrat
Spouse: Maria GonzagaDuchess of Montferrat
Children: Eleonora GonzagaCharles IIDuke of Mantua and Montferrat
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Charles II Gonzaga (1609–1631) was the son of Charles I, Duke of Mantua and Catherine de Lorraine-Guise (also known as Catherine de Mayenne), he was the Duke of Nevers and Rethel, together with his father.
In 1621, he succeeded his uncle Henri de Lorraine-Guise as Duke of Mayenne.
In 1627 he married his cousin Maria Gonzaga, Marquise of Montferrat and heiress to the Duchy of Mantua. However, Cesare II Gonzaga, Duke of Guastalla and Emperor Ferdinand II rejected her claim to Mantua, leading to the War of Mantuan Succession (1628–1631).
Charles was never the proper Duke of Mantua since he died at Cavriana six years before his father. When the latter died in 1637, Charles's eight-year-old son, Charles II, became Duke of Mantua, his widow Maria acting as regent. His daughter Eleonora became Holy Roman Empress.


In December 1627 he married his cousin Maria Gonzaga, the marriage being arranged by Vincenzo II Gonzaga.

Charles and Maria had three children:

  • Maria
  • Charles II, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat (1629–1665).
  • Eleonora (1630–1686), who married in 1651 Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor.


Preceded by
Henry of Lorraine
Duc de Mayenne
Succeeded by
Ferdinand Gonzaga

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