Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
|Died||1410 (aged 72–73)|
|Spouse(s)||Anne of Auvergne|
|Issue||John I, Duke of Bourbon|
|Father||Peter I, Duke of Bourbon|
|Mother||Isabella de Valois|
Louis de Bourbon, called the Good (4 February 1337 – 10 August 1410), son of Peter de Bourbon  and Isabella de Valois (the sister of French King Philip VI), was the third Duke of Bourbon.
Louis inherited the duchy after his father Duke Peter I died at the Battle of Poitiers in 1356.
On 19 August 1371 Louis married Anne of Auvergne (1358–1417),  Countess of Forez and daughter of Beraud II, Dauphin of Auvergne, and his wife the Countess of Forez. They had:
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