Jacques de Bourbon († 1468)

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Jacques de Bourbon in the Book of Arms of the Order of the Golden Fleece (The Hague, KB, 76 E 10, fol.72r)
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Jacques de Bourbon (* around 1444; † May 22, 1468 in Bruges ) was the youngest son of Duke Charles I de Bourbon (1401-1456) and Agnes of Burgundy (1407-1476). In 1468 he was accepted into the Order of the Golden Fleece , but died a week later.

Through his mother, Jacques de Bourbon was a nephew of Philip the Good ; his upbringing took place at the court of Burgundy, as did his siblings Philippe, Isabelle (later wife of Charles the Bold ), Louis , who later became Bishop of Liège , Marguerite, who later became wife of Philip of Savoy , and Catherine, who was Adolf in 1463 von Egmond married, were educated at the Burgundian court.

King Louis XI. knighted him in 1461 as part of his own anointing in Reims . However, Jacques did not join the French, but returned to the Burgundian court. This close bond led to him being elected to the Order of the Golden Fleece on May 14, 1468 in Bruges ; he was present in Bruges, albeit ill, so that the entire chapter of the Order appeared at his sickbed on May 15th to take his oath of admission. He died a week later, on May 22nd, and was buried in the St. Donaaskathedraal .

Jacques de Bourbon's young educator was Antoine de Vergy , lord of Montferrand, whose correspondence with Jean Robertet, secretary to the Duke of Bourbon, and Georges Chastellain was first published in 1838 under the title Les Douze Dames de Rhétorique . Jacques later got engaged to a daughter Antoine de Vergys, but the marriage never came off.

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