Louis I, Count of Montpensier

Louis de Bourbon (1405 May 1486) was the third son of John I, Duke of Bourbon and Marie, Duchess of Auvergne.[1] He was Count of Montpensier, Clermont-en-Auvergne and Sancerre and Dauphin of Auvergne and was a younger brother of Charles I of Bourbon. He founded the Bourbon-Montpensier branch of the House of Bourbon, who would eventually take over the Duchy in 1505.

Louis I, Count of Montpensier
Coats of Arms of Louis I, Count of Montpensier
DiedMay 1486
Noble familyBourbon-Montpensier
Spouse(s)Jeanne, Dauphine d'Auvergne
FatherJohn I, Duke of Bourbon
MotherMarie, Duchess of Auvergne


In 1428, he married Jeanne, Dauphine d'Auvergne, daughter and heiress of Beraud III, Dauphin d'Auvergne and Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne. After her death in 1436, he retained those titles (his paternal grandmother having been Anne of Auvergne, daughter of Dauphin Beraud II), and on 5 February 1442, married Gabrielle of La Tour (d. 1486), daughter of Bertrand V of La Tour, count of Auvergne and Boulogne. The couple had four children:

He was succeeded by his son Gilbert.

See also



  • Ward, A.W.; Prothero, G.W.; Leathes, Stanley, eds. (1911). The Cambridge Modern History. Vol. XIII. Cambridge at the University Press.
Louis I, Count of Montpensier
Born: 1405 Died: May 1486
Preceded by
John I
Count of Montpensier
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Dauphin d'Auvergne
Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne

With: Jeanne 1428–1436

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