Reign of Beaujeu

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The rule of Beaujeu with the capital Beaujeu was the center of power and the namesake of Beaujolais . The first lords of Beaujeu appear in the middle of the 10th century, the property remained in the family until the end of the 13th century. At the beginning of the 15th century, it was bequeathed to the Bourbons. In 1531 Beaujeu was integrated into the Domaine royal , and in 1560 it was issued again as a fief.

House Beaujeu

  • Bérard de Beaujeu, † 961/966
  • Humbert I. de Beaujeu, † before 1016
  • Guichard I. de Beaujeu, † 1031/1050
  • Guichard II. De Beaujeu, † after 1070
  • Humbert II. De Beaujeu, † probably 1102/03
  • Guichard III. de Beaujeu, † 1137
Coat of arms of the Lords of Beaujeu

House Albon

Since he was childless, he bequeathed Beaujeu to Louis de Bourbon, the younger son of Duke Louis II. De Bourbon .

House of Bourbon

Coat of arms of Pierre de Beaujeu

After his death, his wife Luise of Savoy claimed the Bourbon fiefdom as the granddaughter of Charles I.

1531: After the death of Luise von Savoyen, Beaujeu is integrated into the Domaine royal .

Bourbon-Montpensier house

In 1560 King Francis II gives the title to Louis III. de Bourbon, duc de Montpensier , nephew of the Connétable de Bourbon.

With her death, the goods revert to the Crown. The titles, including that of Baron du Beaujolais , are awarded to Philippe I de Bourbon, duc d'Orléans ( Monsieur ), the brother of Louis XIV .

House of Bourbon-Orléans

He gave the title of Count of Beaujolais to his son