Louis I de Bourbon 1530-1569
Louis was the 1st Prince of Condé.
Gaspard II de
Coligny, Louis led the
Wars of Religion.
As such he was killed in the Battle
of Jarnac on March 13, 1569.
Louis' Death Sentence
In November 1560, Louis had already been sentenced to death for his
involvement in the
Plot of Amboise of March 1560.
Fortunately for Louis, the young king
Francis II died prematurely on December 5, 1560.
Why did that
save Louis' hide?
As king, Francis II had been completely
controlled by the radical Catholic de Guise family. How was that
possible? Because Francis' wife,
Mary Queen of Scots, was
the niece of the bloody de Guise brothers.
Francis was now
succeeded by his brother Charles IX, who was too young to
rule, which meant that his mother
Catherine de Medicis was
going to rule in his place.
Now, Catherine didn't like to be
dominated by any body or faction whatsoever. So in order to balance the de
Guises, she sent word to Louis to never mind and forget about that
ugly death sentence.
Things calmed down for Louis until the year 1562
when the Wars of Religion broke out.
LOUIS I DE BOURBON
Louis' father was Charles, who was the Duke of Vendôme.
mother was Françoise d'Alençon.
In 1551, Louis married Éléonore
de Roye, who died in 1564.
In 1565, Louis married Françoise