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Rene I of Naples

Rene I of Naples (January 16, 1409 - July 10, 1480), (Rene I the Good, French Le bon roi René) was the duke of Anjou, count of Provence (1434-1480), duke of Bar (1430-1480), duke of Lorraine (1431-1453), king of Naples (1438-1442), king of Sicily (1434-1480) and king nominal of Jerusalem.

He was born in the castle of Angers, and was the second son of Louis II of Anjou[?], king of Sicily, and of Yolande of Aragon[?]. He was the brother of Marie d'Anjou[?], who married the future Charles VII of France and became Queen of France.

He spent 8 years in Naples, and later spent his time between his castles in Angers, Tarascon and Aix-en-Provence.

He married:

  1. Isabelle de Lorraine (1410- February 28, 1453) in 1420
  2. Jeanne de Laval, on September 10, 1454, , at the Abbey of St. Nicholas in Angers

Children (From Isabelle de Lorraine):

He died in Aix-en-Provence. He was buried in the cathedral of Angers.

See also: Monarchs of Naples and Sicily

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