Lorraine

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Dukes of Lorraine

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Dukes of (Upper) Lorraine
House of Ardennes-Bar 959–1033
House of Ardennes-Verdun 1033-1046
House of Metz (Ardennes-Metz) 1046-1453

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Duke of Lorraine

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1st House of Vaudémont

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Seigneur of Joinville



House of Valois-Anjou 1453-1473


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René of Anjou

  • Isabella (1400- 1453), Duchess of Lorraine married in 1419 René of Anjou (1409-1480), Duke of Anjou, Count of Provence (1434–1480), Count of Piedmont, Duke of Bar (1430–1480), Duke of Lorraine (1431–1453), King of Naples (1438–1442; titular 1442–1480), titular King of Jerusalem (1438–1480) and Aragon (1466–1480) (including Sicily, Majorca, Corsica).
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Jean II of Anjou

 
  •  John II of Anjou (1424–1470), Duke of Lorraine from 1453-1470, Duke of Calabria.
  •  Nicholas (1448–1473), Duke of Lorraine from 1470-1473, and assumed the titles of Marquis of Pont-à-Mousson, Duke of Calabria, and Prince of Girona

Lorraine inherited by:
2nd House of Vaudemont 1473-present:

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2nd House of Vaudémont 1393 to 1473


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René II

  • René II (1451-1508), Count of Vaudémont from 1470, Duke of Lorraine from 1473, and Duke of Bar from 1483 to 1508. He claimed the crown of the Kingdom of Naples and the County of Provence as the Duke of Calabria 1480–1493 and as King of Naples and Jerusalem 1493–1508. Ancestor of the houses of Lorraine, Habsburg-Lorraine and Lorraine-Guise. Married Yolande (1428–1483), was Duchess of Lorraine (1473) and Bar (1480), daughter of  Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, and René of Anjou (King of Naples, Duke of Anjou, Bar and Lorraine, Count of Provence)
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Antoine

  •  Antoine (1489- 1544), known as the Good, Duke of Lorraine and Bar. 1508–1544
  •  Francis I (1517–1545), Duke of Lorraine and Bar. 1544–1545
  •  Charles III (1543– 1608), known as the Great, was Duke of Lorraine and Bar. 1545-1608
  •  Henry II (1563-1624), Duke of Lorraine and Bar 1608–1624
  •  Nicole de Lorraine (1608–1657) was briefly Duchess of Lorraine and Bar for a few months in 1624 to 1625.  Daughter of  Henry II.
  •  Francis II (1572-1632), Duke of Lorraine and Bar, briefly Duke in 1625, abdicated in favour of his son. Himself youngest son of Charles III.
  •  Charles IV (1604–1675) Duke of Lorraine and Bar 1625–1634 and 1661–1675.
  •  Nicholas Francis (1609–1670), also known as Nicholas II, was briefly Duke of Lorraine and Duke of Bar for a few months in 1634.
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Charles V and Léopold

  •  Charles V (1643–1690) Duke of Lorraine and Bar 1675–1690. Knight of the Golden Fleece
  •  Léopold Joseph Charles Dominique Agapet Hyacinthe, (1679-1729), Duke of Lorraine and Bar. Knight of the Golden Fleece. 1690–1729
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Francis I (III), (1708-1765), as Duke of Lorraine

  •  Francis I (III)  (1708- 1765), Duke of Lorraine 1690–1729, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany Head and Sovereign of the Order of the Golden Fleece, married in 1736 Maria Theresa (1717-1780), Archduchess of Austria, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia, ancestors of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine.

Sons of René II ( 1451- 1508):

  • Antoine ( 1489- 1544), known as the Good, was Duke of Lorraine from 1508.
  • Claude, (1496–1550), first Duke of Guise. See Lorraine-Guise
  • John, (1498-1550), Cardinal and Archbishop of Reims, Narbonne, Lyon and Bishop of Metz, Toul, Valence, Thérouanne, Verdun, Albi, Agen and Nantes.
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Duke of Guise

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John, (1498-1550), Cardinal and Archbishop of Reims

Sons of Antoine ( 1489- 1544):

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Nicholas, (1524–1577), Duke of Mercoeur


  • Nicholas, (1524–1577), Duke of Mercoeur, Ancestor of the Dukes of Mercoeur and Counts of Chaligny.

Sons of Nicholas, (1524–1577), Duke of Mercoeur:

  • Philippe Emmanuel of Lorraine, (1558–1602), 2nd Duke of Mercœur
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Charles de Lorraine, (1561-1587), Cardinal and Bishop of Toulouse

  • Charles de Lorraine, (1561-1587), Cardinal and Bishop of Toulouse (1580-1587) and Verdun (1585-1587).
  • Henri of Lorraine (1570–1600) Marquis of Mouy and Count of Chaligny.Ancestor of the Counts of Chaligny. They produced three Bishops of Verdun. Extinct 1672.
  • Eric of Lorraine (1576–1623), Bishop of Verdun.

Sons of Charles III ( 1543- 1608):

  • Henry II, (1563-1624), Duke of Lorraine

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Charles (1567-1607), Cardinal of Lorraine

  • Charles, (1567-1607), Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1578-1607), Bishop of Strasbourg (1604-1607)
  • Francis II, (1572-1632), Duke of Lorraine

Illegitimate son of Charles IV ( 1604- 1675):

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Charles Henri de Lorraine (1642-1723), Prince de Vaudémont

  • Charles Henri de Lorraine (1642-1723), Prince de Vaudémont, Knight of the Golden Fleece.

Sons of Charles V, (1643–1690):

  • Léopold Joseph Charles Dominique Agapet Hyacinthe, (1679-1729), Duke of Lorraine. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
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Charles Joseph, (1680-1716),Archbishop and Prince-elector of Trier

  • Charles Joseph, (1680-1716), B ishop of Olomouc (1695–1711) and Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück (1698–1715) and A rchbishop and Prince-elector of Trier and Prince-Abbot of Prüm (1711–1715).
 

Sons of Léopold, (1679-1729):

  • Francis I (III), ( 1708- 1765), Duke of Lorraine, Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany.
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Charles Alexander (1712-1780),Grand Master of the Teutonic Order

  • Charles Alexander (1712-1780), Governor of the Austrian Netherlands (1744-1780) and Grand Master of the Teutonic Order (1761-1780). Knight of the Golden Fleece.