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James I, Count of La Marche

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Jacques I
Count of Ponthieu
Count of La Marche
Reign1351 – 1360 (Ponthieu)
1341 – 6 April 1362 (La Marche)
PredecessorEdward III, King of England (Ponthieu)
Louis I, Duke of Bourbon (La Marche)
SuccessorEdward III, King of England (Ponthieu)
Peter II (La Marche)
Native nameJaques
Died6 April 1362(1362-04-06) (aged 42–43)
Lyon, Kingdom of France
Noble familyBourbon
Spouse(s)Jeanne of Châtillon
FatherLouis I, Duke of Bourbon
MotherMary of Avesnes

James I, Count of La Marche (1319 – 6 April 1362) was a French prince, the younger son of Louis I, Duke of Bourbon and the younger brother of Peter I, Duke of Bourbon.[1] He was killed in 1362 at the Battle of Brignais, during the Hundred Years' War between the House of Plantagenet (which ruled over England and parts of France) and the House of Valois (which ruled over most of France).[2] He was the father of John I, Count of La Marche, who married Catherine of Vendome and together had a son named Louis, Count of Vendome.[1] James is also the male-line ancestor of Henry IV of France, the first French King from the House of Bourbon.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Steele, Joel Dorman (6 May 1875). "A Brief History of France". A.S. Barnes – via Google Books.
  2. Cooper, Stephen (30 October 2008). Sir John Hawkwood: Chivalry and the Art of War. Casemate Publishers. ISBN 9781781596555 – via Google Books.