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Antoinette de Bourbon
Antoinette de Bourbon
(25 December 1493 – 22 January 1583) was a French noblewoman of the House of Bourbon. She was the wife of Claude de Lorraine, Duke of Guise. Through her eldest daughter, Mary of Guise, Queen consort of King James V of Scotland, she was the maternal grandmother of Mary, Queen of Scots.


1 Life 2 Issue 3 Ancestry 4 Notes 5 References

Life[edit] Antoinette de Bourbon
Antoinette de Bourbon
was born on 25 December 1493 at the Chateau de Ham, in the Somme department, Picardy, France. She was the child of Francis, Count of Vendôme and Marie de Luxembourg. Her paternal grandparents were John VIII, Count of Vendôme
John VIII, Count of Vendôme
and Isabelle de Beauveau, and her maternal grandparents were Peter II, Count of Saint-Pol, and Margaret of Savoy. Antoinette was described as having been a remarkable woman, combining a strong sense of family pride with a wry sense of humour. She exhibited considerable administrative talent at domestic economy as well as in the running of the vast Guise dominions surrounding their chateau of Joinville.[1] She exerted a powerful influence on the childhood of her granddaughter Mary, Queen of Scots, during the latter's thirteen-year sojourn in France,[2] and was one of her principal advisors. Antoinette acted as proxy for her daughter, Mary of Guise, during the betrothal ceremony of the Queen of Scots and the Dauphin Francis in 1558.[3] Antoinette de Bourbon
Antoinette de Bourbon
died on 22 January 1583 at the Chateau de Joinville. She was eighty-nine years of age, having outlived all of her children save her daughter Reneé, Abbess of St. Pierre. Issue[edit] She married Claude of Lorraine on 9 June 1513; they had 12 children:

Mary of Guise
Mary of Guise
(1515–1560); married King James V of Scotland
James V of Scotland
in 1538. Their daughter was Mary, Queen of Scots. Francis, Duke of Guise
Francis, Duke of Guise
(1519–1563) Louise of Guise (10 January 1520 – 18 October 1542); married Charles I, Duke of Arschot on 20 February 1541. Renée of Guise (2 September 1522 – 3 April 1602), Abbess of St. Pierre, Reims. Charles of Guise
Charles of Guise
(1524–1574), Duke of Chevreuse, Archbishop of Reims, and Charles, Cardinal de Guise. Claude, Duke of Aumale
Claude, Duke of Aumale
(1526–1573) Louis, Cardinal de Guise (1527–1578) Philip of Guise (3 September 1529 – 24 September 1529, Joinville) Peter of Guise (3 April 1530); died young. Antoinette of Guise (31 August 1531 – 6 March 1561), Abbess of Faremoutier Francis of Guise (18 April 1534 – 6 March 1563), Grand Prior
Grand Prior
of the Order of Malta.[4] René, Marquis of Elbeuf
René, Marquis of Elbeuf


Ancestors of Antoinette de Bourbon

8. Louis, Count of Vendôme

4. John II, Count of Vendôme

9. Jeanne de Laval

2. Francis, Count of Vendôme

10. Louis de Beauvau, Seneschal of Anjou

5. Isabelle de Beauvau

11. Marguerite de Chambley

1. Antoinette de Bourbon

12. Louis de Luxembourg, Count of Saint-Pol

6. Peter II, Count of Saint-Pol

13. Jeanne de Bar, Countess of Marle and Soissons

3. Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme

14. Louis, Duke of Savoy

7. Margaret of Savoy, Countess of Saint-Pol

15. Anne of Cyprus


^ Fraser, p. 43 ^ Fraser, p. 42 ^ Fraser, p. 75 ^ Caroll, p. 57


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Stewart Carroll (2011). Martyrs and Murderers: The Guise Family and the Making of Europe. Oxford University Press. Antonia Fraser (1969). Mary, Queen of Scots. George Weidenfeld & Nicholson. ISBN 978-0-297-17773-9.  thepeerage.com Accessed July 14, 2007

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Princesses of Lorraine by marriage

Generations start with the daughters-in-law of Réné II

1st generation

Renée de Bourbon Antoinette de Bourbon Louise de Brézé

2nd generation

Princess Christina of Denmark Marguerite d'Egmont Princess Joanna of Savoy Catherine Romula de Lorraine* Louise de Rieux Anna d'Este

3rd generation

Princess Claude of France Marie de Luxembourg Marguerite de Chabot Princess Henriette of Savoy Catherine of Cleves

4th generation

Princess Catherine of Navarre Margherita Gonzaga Christina of Salm Catherine Henriette de Bourbon, Légitimée de France Marguerite-Philippe du Cambout Marie de Rohan Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse

5th generation

Nicole de Lorraine* Béatrice de Cusance Claude Françoise de Lorraine* Anne Élisabeth de Lannoy Élisabeth de La Tour d'Auvergne Françoise de Montault de Navailles Anne d'Ornano Christine d'Estrées Anne de Lorraine* Catherine de Neufville Catherine de Goyon de Matignon Marie Madeleine d'Epinay Françoise Adélaide de Noailles Marie Françoise de Valois

6th generation

Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Poland Princess Anne Élisabeth de Lorraine* Charlotte de Rochechouart de Mortemart Marie Therese de Stramboni Innocentia Catherine du Plessis Marie Françoise de Brancas Marie Louise Jeannin de Castille Élisabeth de Roquelaure Anne Marguerite Gabrielle de Beauvau Jeanne Henriette Marguerite de Durfort Élisabeth Marguerite d'Orléans

7th generation

Élisabeth Charlotte d'Orléans Hélène Julie Rosalie Mancini Louise Charlotte de Gramont Auguste de Coëtquen Louise de Rohan

8th generation

Anna Zetzner Viktoria Folliot de Crenneville Archduchess Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa
of Austria Marie Louise de Rohan

*also a princess of Lorraine in her own right

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 68850040 LCCN: nr99015059 SUDOC: 143448