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Charles II. de Lorraine

Male 1543 - 1608  (65 years)

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  • Name Charles II. de Lorraine 
    Born 1543 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1608 
    • Charles III (February 15, 1543 – May 14, 1608), known as the Great, was Duke of Lorraine from 1545 until his death. He was the eldest surviving son of Francis I, Duke of Lorraine and Christina of Denmark. His mother served as the regent during his minority. During his childhood, his aged great-grandmother Philippa of Gelderland died in 1547, leaving her inheritances to the young Charles. He married Claude of Valois, princess of France, daughter of king Henry II and Catherine de Medici.

      His daughter, Elisabeth Renata, married Maximilian I, Elector of Bavaria. His son, Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, namesake of his grandfather the French king, succeeded him.
      He is sometimes numbered as Charles II of Lorraine. His dynasty claimed the kingdom of Jerusalem and used also the title of Duke of Calabria as symbol of their claims to the Neapolitan kingdom. Additionally, they had a clam to the Duchy of Gelderland, inherited from Charles of Egmont, Duke of Gelderland.
    Person ID I3187  Skeel-Kannegaard
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2014 

    Father Francis I. Duke of Lorraine,   b. 23 Aug 1517,   d. 12 Jun 1545  (Age 27 years) 
    Mother Christina Princess of Denmark,   b. 1521,   d. 1590  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1541 
    Family ID F0561  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Claude Princess of France,   b. 1547,   d. 1575  (Age 28 years) 
    +1. Henry I. of Lorraine, (the Good),   b. 1563,   d. 1624  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Francis II. of Lorraine,   b. 1572,   d. 1632  (Age 60 years)
     3. Elisabeth Renata de Lorraine,   b. 1574,   d. 1635  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F0684  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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