Louis, Duke of Guyenne

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Louis (22 January 1397 18 December 1415) was the eighth of twelve children of King Charles VI of France and Isabeau of Bavaria.[1] He was their third son and the second to hold the titles Dauphin of Viennois and Duke of Guyenne, inheriting them in 1401, at the death of his older brother, Charles (1392–1401).

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Louis of Guyenne
Dauphin of Viennois, Duke of Guyenne
Dauphin of Viennois
Reign13 January 1401 – 18 December 1415
SuccessorJohn of Touraine
Born22 January 1397
Died18 December 1415(1415-12-18) (aged 18)
SpouseMargaret of Nevers
FatherCharles VI of France
MotherIsabeau of Bavaria
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Louis was born between the eighth and ninth hours of the evening in the royal Hôtel Saint-Pol in Paris. He was baptised the next day in the parish church of Saint-Paul, with eight prelates attending, including the abbot of Saint-Denis. Present also was a large assembly of noblemen and ladies. The infant was carried to the font by Duke Louis of Orléans, Pierre le Bègue de Villaines and Countess Joan of Ligny. They gave him the name Louis and the archbishop of Vienne performed the baptism.[2]

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