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Antoine, Count of Vaudémont

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Spouse(s)  Marie of Harcourt
Name  Antoine, of
Mother  Margaret of Joinville
Father  Frederick of Lorraine
Noble family  House of Lorraine

Antoine, Count of Vaudemont
Died  22 March 1456(1456-03-22)
Buried  St-Francois-des-Cordeliers church in Nancy

Antoine of Vaudémont (c. 1400 – 22 March 1458) was Count of Vaudémont and Sieur de Joinville from 1418 to 1458. By marriage, he was also Count of Aumale and Baron of Elbeuf from 1452 to 1458.



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His uncle Charles II, Duke of Lorraine had only daughters. Antoine didn't conceal his wish to inherit the Duchy of Lorraine, and quarrelled with Charles. Charles attacked Antoine, but Antoine had Philip the Good of Burgundy as ally.

After Charles II died in 1431, Antoine attacked the new Duke, René of Anjou, defeating and capturing him at the Battle of Bulgnéville, on 1 July 1431. A decade of negotiation followed, since Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor was unwilling to recognise Antoine as Duke, pronouncing for René in 1434.

Ultimately, Antoine gave up his claim on the Duchy of Lorraine, by a treaty of 27 March 1441. In return, Antoine's County of Vaudémont was recognised as independent, and his son Frederick became engaged to the Duke's daughter Yolande of Lorraine. The dynastic consequence was that Antoine's grandson became Duke.

Antoine also took part in several local armed conflicts.


He was the son of Frederick of Lorraine and Margaret of Joinville.

He married Marie of Harcourt (1398–1476), on 12 August 1416. She was countess of Harcourt, and of Aumale, and baroness of Elbeuf. Her father was Jean VII of Harcourt, her mother Marie of Alençon. Their children were:

  • Frederick II of Vaudémont (1428–1470), count of Vaudémont and sire of Joinville
  • Jean VIII of Harcourt-Lorraine (died 1473), count of Aumale and baron of Elbeuf
  • Henri of Lorraine (died 1505), bishop of Thérouanne (1447–1484), then bishop of Metz (1484–1505),
  • Marie (died 1455), who married en 1450 Alain IX of Rohan (died 1462)
  • Marguerite of Lorraine, Dame d'Aerschot and de Bierbeke (died before 1474), in 1432 married Antoine I de Croy, Seigneur de Croy
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    Antoine, Count of Vaudémont Wikipedia

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