Pierre II. De Bourbon

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Portrait of Pierre II. De Bourbon with Saint Peter on the triptych by Moulins, 1489–1499

Pierre II. De Bourbon (born December 1, 1438 - October 10, 1503 in Moulins Castle) was Duke of Bourbon from 1488 to 1503 . His wife Anne de Beaujeu was regent of the French kingdom from 1483 to 1491 .


Pierre was the fourth son of Duke Charles I de Bourbon and his wife Agnes of Burgundy , daughter of Duke Johann Ohnefurcht and his wife Margaret of Bavaria from the House of Wittelsbach .

On November 8, 1473 he married Anne de Beaujeu , daughter of the French King Louis XI. and his wife Princess Charlotte of Savoy . The marriage had two children:

Pierre was at the court of his uncle, Duke Philip III. , educated and took part in the 1465 against King Louis XI. directed Ligue du Bien public . After that, however, he was taken into the service of the king and proved to be a loyal political helper. In 1472 he acted as governor of Guyenne and forced Count Jean V. d'Armagnac to surrender . In 1483 he and his wife were designated for the guardianship of the minor Dauphin Charles VIII . After the death of King Louis XI. they exercised the regency from 1484 to 1491, without any actual legal title. His wife enforced the marriage alliance between her brother and the Duchess Anne de Bretagne , thereby preparing the incorporation of the Duchy of Brittany .

Pierre had only his daughter Suzanne as the only surviving descendant. He therefore feared that the Duchy of Bourbon and his other possessions would fall to the Crown after his death. Pierre therefore became reconciled with the Duke of Orléans in 1498 - meanwhile as Louis XII. King of France - and thus secured his daughter's inheritance. After his death in 1503, Anne de Beaujeu married her daughter to her cousin, Duke Charles III. de Bourbon-Montpensier , who was descended from a younger son Jeans I. de Bourbon and could therefore be regarded as the male heir to the ducal dignity. Nevertheless, the queen mother, Luise of Savoy , and the king claimed the inheritance for themselves after Suzanne's death in 1521. A conflict developed out of this, to which the Duchy of Bourbon fell victim.

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