Francis, Count of Enghien
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Francis, Count of Enghien
François de Bourbon

François de Bourbon, Count of Enghien (23 September 1519 - 23 February 1546) was a French prince of the blood. He was the son of Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme and Françoise d'Alençon.

Given command of the French army in Italy by Francis I of France during the Italian War of 1542, he was the French commander at the Franco-Ottoman Siege of Nice in 1543,[1] and he led it to victory at the Battle of Ceresole in 1544.[2]

His early death at the age of 26 was caused by an accident - specifically by the falling of a heavy chest - in the castle La Roche-Guyon. He was succeeded as Count of Enghien by his younger brother John.[3]


  1. ^ Knecht 1994, p. 487, 489.
  2. ^ Knecht 1994, p. 490.
  3. ^ Williams 1912, p. 2.


  • Knecht, R. J. (1994). Renaissance Warrior and Patron: The Reign of Francis I. Cambridge University Press.
  • Williams, Hugh Noel (1912). The Love-affairs of the Condés: (1530-1740). Charles Scribner's Sons.

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