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René of Alençon

René of Alençon (1454 – November 1, 1492, Chateau d'Alençon), was the son of John II of Alençon and Marie of Armagnac.

In 1478, he was restored as Duke of Alençon and Count of Perche, titles which had been confiscated from his father after his conviction in 1474.

His first wife was Marguerite, daughter of William of Harcourt, Count of Tancarville. He married a second time on May 14, 1488 at Toul, to Margaret (1463 – November 1, 1521), daughter of Frederick, Count of Vaudémont. She bore him three children:

  1. Charles IV of Alençon (1489–1525)
  2. Françoise of Alençon (c. 1490 – September 14, 1550, La Fleche), Duchess of Beaumont, married 1505 in Blois, François, Duke of Longueville (d. 1512), married 1513 Charles, Duke of Vendôme
  3. Anne (October 30, 1492October 18, 1562, Casale Monferrato), Lady of la Guerche, married August 31, 1508 in Blois William IX of Montferrat

He also had several illegitimate children:

  1. Charles (d. 1545), Lord of Cany
  2. Marguerite, married 1485 Jacques de Boisguyon, married Henri de Bournel
  3. Jacqueline, married Gilles des Ormes

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