Charles II d'Albret, comte de Dreux

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Charles II d'Albret, comte de Dreux

Birthplace: France
Death: Died in Navarre, Basque
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles I d'Albret, comte de Dreux and Marie de Sully
Husband of Ne N. and Anne d'Armagnac
Father of Étienne d'Albret; Jean d'Albret, vicomte de Tartas; Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret, seigneur d'Orval; Jeanne II d'Albret, comtesse de Dreux and Gilles d'Albret, seigneur de Castelmoron
Brother of Jeanne d'Albret; Guillaume d'Albret, seigneur d'Orval and Catherine d'Albret
Half brother of Marguerite de la Trémoille; Jehan de la Trémoille, seigneur de Jonvelle; Georges de La Trémoille, comte de Guines and Isabeau de La Trémoille

Occupation: Comte de Dreux, Vicomte de Tartas, Seigneur d'Albret
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About Charles II d'Albret, comte de Dreux

Charles II d'Albret (died 1471) was a French magnate, administrator, and soldier.

He was the son of Charles d'Albret and Marie de Sully. His father died in 1415 at the Battle of Agincourt, leaving the younger Charles as lord of Albret and titular Count of Dreux, titular count since after Agincourt the lands of the county of Dreux were in English hands. As a member of the Armagnac faction, Charles was a supporter of the Dauphin Charles, future Charles VII of France.

His links to the Armagnacs were strengthened by his marriage in 1417 to Anne of Armagnac, daughter of Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac and Bonne of Berry, from whom the faction took its name.

Charles served on the royal council of Dauphin Charles and in 1427 joined with Richemont and Yolande of Aragon in removing the Dauphin's unpopular favourite Pierre de Giac. De Giac was soon afterwards executed by drowning. He took part in the campaigns of Joan of Arc, and was named lieutenant of the province of Berry. He was confirmed in possession of the county of Dreux in 1441 by King Charles VII.

On his death Albret passed to his grandson Alain (called Alain the Great), Jean's son, but he left the county of Dreux to his third son, Arnaud Amanieu. Alain, however, seized control of the county. His fourth son, Charles, was executed for treason in 1472.

Charles and Anne had seven children;

Jean d'Albret(1420–1468)

Louis d'Albret,Cardinal(1422–1465)

Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret, d.1463

Charles d'Albret, d.1473

Gilles d'Albret, d.1479

Marie d'Albret, d.1486

Jeanne d'Albret, d.1444

contrat de mariage entre Anne d'Armagnac & Charles d'Albret le 23 août 1418