Georges de La Trémoille

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Georges de La Trémoille (* around 1382; † May 6, 1446 in Sully-sur-Loire Castle ) was Count of Guînes from 1398 to 1446. He was the son of Guy VI. de La Trémoille and Marie de Sully .

In 1415 he survived the Battle of Azincourt , in which he was captured, but from which he was soon released. In the following year (1416) he married Johanna II. (1378-1424), Countess of Auvergne and Boulogne (1404-1424), daughter of Count Johann II. And Eleonore vom Comminges ; because of this marriage he led himself from 1416 to 1424 the title of Count of Auvergne and Boulogne.

Due to his second marriage to Catherine de L'Île-Bouchard , the widow of Pierre de Giacs , he is the father of Georges de La Trémoille (1427–1481) and the maternal grandfather of Jean de la Tour when Jean III. Count of Auvergne (an eighth cousin of his first wife who died without descendants) and great-great-grandfather of Catherine de Medici , and thus the ancestor of numerous European monarchs in later centuries.

Its rise began in February 1427 when it won the trust of King Charles VII . He quickly became one of Charles' favorites and was given the post of Lord Chamberlain . In the same year he achieved that the Connétable de Richemont fell out of favor, which then began a private war against the Lord Chamberlain from July 1428.

A little later dating Louis d'Amboise with Lezay and Vivonne kidnapping La Trémoilles, but was arrested before execution. The parliament , which was still in Poitiers , sentenced all three to death on May 8, 1431. Lezay and Vivonne were executed, but Louis was pardoned by the king. He commuted the death penalty to imprisonment and confiscated his property.

In the dispute between Richemont and La Trémoille, a peace agreement was reached on March 5, 1432. Richemont returned to the court, but had his (former) opponent kidnapped in June 1433 and locked him up in the castle of Montrésor - Charles VII did not intervene, Georges de La Trémoille himself had now fallen out of favor after his persistent intrigues. After his release, he withdrew to his property.

In 1440, Georges de La Trémoille - together with the dukes of Bourbon , Bretagne , Alençon , Jean de Dunois and the Dauphin Ludwig - took part in the aristocratic revolt called Praguerie .

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