Louis II, Duke of Bourbon

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Louis II, Duke of Bourbon
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Duke Louis II of Bourbon
Died1410 (aged 7273)
Noble family Bourbon
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 [1] 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 (13581417), [2] Countess of Forez and daughter of Beraud II, Dauphin of Auvergne, and his wife the Countess of Forez. They had:

  1. Catherine of Bourbon (b. 1378), [2] d. young
  2. John of Bourbon (13811434), Duke of Bourbon [1]
  3. Louis of Bourbon (1388 1404), Sieur de Beaujeu
  4. Isabelle of Bourbon (1384 aft. 1451) [2]

In 1390, Louis launched the Barbary Crusade against the Hafsids of Tunis, in conjunction with the Genoese. Its objective was to suppress piracy based in the city of Mahdia, but the siege was unsuccessful. [3] Louis died at Montluçon in 1410, at the age of 73.

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  1. 1 2 Ramsey 1999, p. 234.
  2. 1 2 3 Heers 2016, Bourbon table.
  3. Housley 1992, p. 286.


French nobility
Preceded by Count of Forez
with Anna
Succeeded by
Preceded by Duke of Bourbon
Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis