Louis I, Count of Montpensier
|Spouse(s)||Joanna, Dauphine of Auvergne|
|Father||John I, Duke of Bourbon|
|Mother||Marie, Duchess of Auvergne|
Louis de Bourbon (1405 – May 1486) was the third son of John I, Duke of Bourbon and Marie, Duchess of Auvergne. He was Count of Montpensier, Clermont-en-Auvergne and Sancerre and Dauphin of Auvergne and was a younger brother of Charles I of Bourbon. He founded the Bourbon-Montpensier branch of the House of Bourbon, who would eventually take over the Duchy in 1505.
In 1428, he married Joanna, Dauphine of Auvergne, daughter and heiress of Beraud III, Dauphin of Auvergne and Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne. After her death in 1436, he retained those titles (his paternal grandmother having been Anne of Auvergne, daughter of Dauphin Beraud II), and on 5 February 1442, married Gabrielle of La Tour (d. 1474), daughter of Bertrand V of La Tour, count of Auvergne and Boulogne. The couple had four children:
He was succeeded by his son Gilbert.
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Louis I, Count of MontpensierBorn: 1405 Died: May 1486
| Count of Montpensier |
| Dauphin d'Auvergne |
Count of Clermont-en-Auvergne
With: Jeanne 1428–1436