Antoine de Bourbon

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Bourbon, Antoine de

 

Born Apr. 22, 1518; died Nov. 17, 1562. French statesman; became Duke of Vendôme in 1537. Through his marriage in 1548 to Jeanne d’Albret, sole heir to the throne of Navarre, Bourbon in 1555 became king of Navarre and ruler of all the lands of the d’Albret house (in the south of France). Enmity for the Guise family and his wife’s influence pushed Bourbon into the camp of the Huguenots, and he found himself involved in the Amboise Conspiracy of 1560 against members of the Guise family. After Francis II’s death in March 1561, he was appointed viceregent of the French kingdom. Abandoning Calvinism, he took command of the Catholic army. Bourbon died in the siege of Rouen, which had been taken by the Huguenots. He was the father of the French king Henry IV.

REFERENCE

Ruble, A. de. Antoine de Bourbon et Jeanne d’Albret, vols. 1-4. Paris, 1881-86.
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The project includes the restoration of two buildings of the City of Charenton-le-Pont with the following features: A building forming part of the City Hall, said Antoine of Navarre or pavilion pavilion Gabrielle, classified as historical monuments and a building forming part of the City Hall adjacent to the pavilion Antoine de Navarre, who has the status of a building leaning building classified as a historical monument.