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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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