Claude II de Lorraine, duc d'Aumale

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About Claude II de Lorraine, duc d'Aumale,_Duke_of_Aumale

Claude of Lorraine, Duke of Aumale (August 18, 1526, Joinville – March 3, 1573, La Rochelle) was the third son of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon. He was a prince of Lorraine by birth.

As part of the Treaty of Boulogne which ended the war of the Rough Wooing, Claude, Marquis of Mayenne, was one of six French hostages sent to England. After their father died on 12 April 1550, Claude was allowed to come to Scotland, with a passport from Edward VI dated 11 May, to see his sister Mary of Guise and wrote from Edinburgh on 18 May that he would view the strong places of the realm.

On August 1, 1547, he married Louise de Brézé (c. 1518 – January 1577), Lady of Anet, the daughter of Louis de Brézé, seigneur d'Anet, and Diane de Poitiers. They had eleven children:

Henri (October 21, 1549, Château de Saint-Germain – August 1559), Count of Valentinois

Catherine Romula (November 8, 1550, Saint-Germain – June 25, 1606), married on May 11, 1569 Nicholas, Duke of Mercœur
Madeleine Diane (b. February 5, 1554), d. young
Charles, Duke of Aumale (1555–1631)
Diane (November 10, 1558 – June 25, 1586, Ligny), married on November 13, 1576 François, Duke of Piney-Luxemburg
Antoinette (b. June 9, 1560, Nancy), d. young
Antoinette Louise (September 29, 1561, Joinville – August 24, 1643, Soissons), Abbess of Soissons
Antoine (b. November 12, 1562), d. young
Claude (December 13, 1564 – January 3, 1591, Saint-Denis), called the "Chevalier d'Aumale", Abbot of St.-Pere-en-Valle, Chartres, Knight of the Order of Malta, General of the Galleys
Charles (January 25, 1566 – May 7, 1568, Paris)
Marie (June 10, 1565 – January 27, 1627), Abbess of Chelles
When his brother Francis acceded as Duke of Guise in 1550 he ceded to Claude the title of Duke of Aumale. He was killed by a culverin shot while besieging La Rochelle.

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Claude II de Lorraine, duc d'Aumale's Timeline

August 18, 1526
Joinville, Haute-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
January 25, 1555
March 3, 1573
Age 46
Siege of, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France