Gaston de Foix (c.1448 - 1500)

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Birthplace: Foix, Ariege, , France
Death: Died in Bearn, France
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About Gaston de Foix

Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale

Gaston de Foix, (died 1500) Earl of Kendal and Count of Benauges was a French of high nobility in last decades of Middle Ages.

He was a cadet member of the important Foix family in Southern France. He was a son of John de Foix, 1st Earl of Kendal. His paternal grandfather Gaston de Foix, Captal de Buch was created a Knight of the Garter in 1438.

His paternal grandfather was also a sibling of John I of Foix-Grailly. His great-uncle John married Joan of Albret, daughter of Charles d'Albret, Constable of France and co-commander of the French army at the Battle of Agincourt where he was killed, and his wife Marie de Sully.

John I and Joan of Albret were the parents of Gaston IV, Count of Foix who was the husband of Queen regnant Eleanor of Navarre.

Gaston succeeded as comte de Benauges in France. He also, as heir of Jean de Foix, Earl of Kendal, continued to claim that English peerage and therefore was styled Comte de Candale.

He was given Infanta Catherine of Navarre, the youngest daughter of his prominent kinsman, as wife.

They had a son who succeeded Gaston, and a daughter, Anna of Foix-Candale who married Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary.

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Gaston de Foix, Count of Candale

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Gaston de Foix, (d. 1500) Earl of Kendal and Count of Benauges was a French of high nobility in last decades of Middle Ages.

He was a cadet member of the important Foix family in Southern France. He was a son of John de Foix, 1st Earl of Kendal. His paternal grandfather Gaston de Foix, Captal de Buch was created a Knight of the Garter in 1438.

His paternal grandfather was also a sibling of John I of Foix-Grailly. His great-uncle John married Joan of Albret, daughter of Charles d'Albret, Constable of France and co-commander of the French army at the Battle of Agincourt where he was killed, and his wife Marie de Sully.

John I and Joan of Albret were the parents of Gaston IV, Count of Foix who was the husband of Queen regnant Eleanor of Navarre.

Gaston succeeded as comte de Benauges in France. He also, as heir of Jean de Foix, Earl of Kendal, continued to claim that English peerage and therefore was styled Comte de Candale.

He was given Infanta Catherine of Navarre, the youngest daughter of his prominent kinsman, as wife.

They had a son who succeeded Gaston, and a daughter, Anna of Foix-Candale who married Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary.

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Gaston II de Foix, comte de Candale's Timeline

1448
1448
Foix, Ariege, , France
1469
1469
Age 21
1484
1484
Age 36
Foix, Ariege, Midi-Pyrenees, France
1494
January 30, 1494
Age 46
1500
March 25, 1500
Age 52
Bearn, France
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