Charlotte d'Albret

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Charlotte d'Albret

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Gascony - dtr of Charles d'Albret
Death: March 11, 1514 (33)
Italy - ? wife of Cesare Borgia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Alain de Grand d'Albret, Comte de Gavre and Françoise de Châtillon
Wife of Cesare Borgia, duc de Valentinois
Mother of Louise di Borgia, Duchess of Valentinois
Sister of Jean d'Albret; Louise d'Albret and Isabel d'Albret

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About Charlotte d'Albret

Charlotte of Albret

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Charlotte of Albret

suo jure Dame de Chalus

Duchess of Valentinois

Spouse Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois


Louise Borgia, Duchess of Valentinois

Noble family Albret

Father Alain I of Albret, Lord of Albret

Mother Francoise of Chatillon-Limoges

Born 1480

Died 11 March 1514

Charlotte of Albret, suo jure Dame de Châlus, Duchess of Valentinois (1480- 11 March 1514)[1], also known as Charlotte d'Albret, was a wealthy French noblewoman of the Albret family. She was the sister of King John III of Navarre, and the wife of the notorious Cesare Borgia whom she married in 1500. She was the mother of his only legitimate child, Louise Borgia.

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Charlotte was born in 1480, the daughter of Alain I of Albret, Lord of Albret, and Francoise of Chatillon-Limoges. Her paternal grandparents were Jean I d'Albret and Charlotte de Rohan. Her maternal grandparents were Guillaume de Blois, Viscount of Limoges and Isabelle de La Tour d'Auvergne, daughter of Bertrand V de La Tour, Count of Auvergne and Boulogne, and Jacquette du Peschin. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was Charles d'Albret, Constable of France, who was killed while commanding the French troops at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. She had six siblings including John d'Albret who became King of Navarre upon his marriage to Catherine of Navarre.

Marriage to Cesare Borgia

On 10 May 1499, at the age of nineteen at Blois, she married Cesare Borgia, the notorious illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI Borgia and Vannozza dei Cattanei. He had recently been created Duke of Valentinois by King Louis XII of France. His sister was the renowned Lucrezia Borgia. The marriage was political, arranged with the purpose of strengthening Cesare's alliance with France. Shortly after the wedding, Cesare accompanied King Louis in his invasion of Italy.

Charlotte was described as having been beautiful and rich.[2]In 1504, she became the owner of the properties of Feusines, Néret, and La Motte-Feuilly.

Cesare and Charlotte together had one daughter:

Louise Borgia, suo jure Dame de Chalus, suo jure Duchess of Valentinois (17 May 1500- 1553), she first married on 7 April 1517 Louis II de La Tremouille, Governor of Burgundy; she married secondly on 3 February 1530, Philippe de Bourbon, Siegneur de Busset, by whom she had issue.

Cesare had at least eleven illegitimate children by various mistresses.

After escaping from a Spanish prison, Cesare died at the siege of Viana on 12 March 1507 in the service of Charlotte's brother, the King of Navarre with whom he had sought refuge. Following his death, Charlotte acted as regent for their only daughter, Louise who had succeeded her father as the suo jure Duchess of Valentinois. Almost seven years after Cesare's death, on 11 March 1514, at the Chateau of La Motte-Feuilly, Charlotte died. She was buried in the convent of the Annonciades at Bourges.

As of the 21st century, there are many living descendants of Cesare Borgia and Charlotte of Albret, including Prince Sixtus Henry of Bourbon-Parma.

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Charlotte d'Albret

F, #361186, b. 1481, d. 1514

Last Edited=19 Jul 2009

Charlotte d'Albret was born in 1481. She married Cesare Borgia, son of Rodrigo Borgia and Vannozza dei Cattanei. She died in 1514.

    Her married name became Borgia.

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Charlotte d'Albret's Timeline

Gascony - dtr of Charles d'Albret
May 17, 1500
Age 19
March 11, 1514
Age 33
Italy - ? wife of Cesare Borgia