House of Lorraine


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


Duke of Lorraine


1st House of Vaudémont


Seigneur of Joinville

  • 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).

House of Valois-Anjou 1453-1473


René of Anjou


Dukes from 1480 to 1538


Jean II of Anjou

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

  • 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.

2nd House of Vaudémont 1393 to 1473


René II

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.

Dukes of Lorraine 1538 to 1737


Duke of Guise


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

Sons of Antoine ( 1489- 1544):

  • Francis I, (1517–1545), Duke of Lorraine
  • Nicholas, (1524–1577), Duke of Mercoeur, Ancestor of the Dukes of Mercoeur and Counts of Chaligny.

Son of Francis I, (1517–1545), Duke of Lorraine:

  • Charles III (1543– 1608), known as the Great, was Duke of Lorraine

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

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

Nicholas, (1524–1577), Duke of Mercoeur


Charles de Lorraine, (1561-1587), Cardinal and Bishop of Toul

Sons of Charles III ( 1543- 1608):

  • Henry II, (1563-1624), Duke 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):

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


Charles (1567-1607), Cardinal of Lorraine


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

Sons of Charles V, (1643–1690):

  • Léopold Joseph Charles Dominique Agapet Hyacinthe, (1679-1729), Duke of Lorraine. Knight of the Golden Fleece.
  • 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).

Charles Joseph, (1680-1716),Archbishop and Prince-elector of Trier

Sons of Léopold, (1679-1729):

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

Francis I (III), (1708-1765), as Duke of Lorraine


Charles Alexander (1712-1780),Grand Master of the Teutonic Order