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Counts of Roussillon

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This is a list of the counts of Roussillon (Catalan: Comtes de Rosselló, French: Comtes de Roussillon, Latin: Comites Ruscinonensis) who ruled over the eponymous County of Roussillon.

Carolingian counts


These counts were nominated by the Carolingian kings of France, of whom they were vassals.

Hereafter, also counts of Barcelona.

No longer counts of Barcelona.

Independent counts


These counts were also counts of Empúries. By this time the counts were practically independent.

The counts hereafter were no longer counts of Empúries.

After Girard II, the county of Roussillon was subsumed within the Crown of Aragón. Later, the title was briefly revived.

For subsequent counts of Roussillon (and Cerdanya), see Kingdom of Majorca.

French counts


Louis of Bourbon


Louis of Bourbon (1450–1487) was the first French Count of Roussillon. He was an illegitimate son of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon and Jeanne Bournan. In 1463, he was legitimated by letters patent.[1] He was known for his many services to the Kingdom of France and was made an Admiral of France. Jeanne de Valois, Dame de Mirabeau et d'Usson en Auvergne, illegitimate daughter of Louis XI and Félizé Regnard, was given in marriage to Louis, by her father. Louis XI legitimated Jeanne in 1466.[2] The marriage of Jeanne and Louis produced three children: Charles de Bourbon-Roussillon, 2nd comte de Roussillon; Suzanne, Countess of Roussillon and Ligny; and Anne, Dame de Mirabeau.[1] Louis of Bourbon died on 19 January 1487 and was buried in the church of the Franciscan monastery of Valognes, which he founded.[3]

Fictional counts


See also



  1. ^ a b Achaintre, Nicolas-Louis (1825). Histoire généalogique et chronologique de la maison royale de Bourbon (in French). Paris: Chez Mansut, fils. pp. 178–179. N. L. Achaintre (1771-1836) Auteur du texte. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  2. ^ de Gallier, Anatole (September 1873). "Phélise Regnard". Bulletin de la Société d'archéologie et de statistique de la Drôme (in French). 7 (24). Gallica: 47–51. Retrieved 13 November 2021.
  3. ^ Fieyre, Marie-Lise (2016). "Bâtardes alliances: Mariages et fratries chez - Les Bourbons à la fin du xv siècle". Bâtards et bâtardises dans l'Europe médiévale et moderne (in French). Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes. pp. 245–256. ISBN 9782753555471.