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  1. René was a member of the House of Valois-Anjou, a cadet branch of the French royal house, and the great-grandson of John II of France. He was a prince of the blood, and for most of his adult life also the brother-in-law of the reigning king Charles VII of France.

  2. René I, duke of Bar (from 1434), duke of Anjou (from 1430), and count of Provence and of Piedmont. He was also titular king of Naples from 1435 to 1442 and duke consort of Lorraine from 1431 to 1453. He was the second son of Louis II, duke d’Anjou, and Yolanda of Aragon. On his father’s death.

  3. Jul 29, 2021 · July 29, 2021. David Abulafia. 'Good King René' is remembered for the chivalry of his words and deeds, despite his numerous setbacks in the cruel arena of medieval politics. Portrait of René d'Anjou, also known as Good King René (Angers, 1409-Aix-en-Provence, 1480), Duke of Anjou and King of Naples and Sicily (1409-1480), at the Florence ...

  4. René was the son of Louis II of Anjou and Yolande of Aragon, daughter of King John I of Aragon. This powerful family, related to the King of France and allied with the Dauphin during the Hundred Years’ War, owned many lands and crowns, particularly in northern France, Provence and Italy.

  5. Jun 20, 2022 · René was born in the castle of Angers, and was the second son of Louis II of Anjou, King of Sicily (i.e. King of Naples), and of Yolande of Aragon. He was the brother of Marie d'Anjou, who married the future Charles VII of France and became Queen of France.

  6. René of Anjou ( Italian: Renato; Occitan: Rainièr; 16 January 1409 – 10 July 1480) was Duke of Anjou and Count of Provence from 1434 to 1480, who also reigned as King of Naples as René I from 1435 to 1442 (then deposed). Having spent his last years in Aix-en-Provence, he is known in France as the Good King René ( Occitan: Rei Rainièr lo ...

  7. Jul 21, 2023 · From volume II of the work. See also the Project Disclaimer. ANJOU, René, Duke of, was the second son of Duke Louis II., and succeeded his brother Duke Louis III. He was born at Angers in 1408, and brought up by his uncle, Louis of Bar, who, in 1419, contracted a marriage between him and Isabella, heiress of Lorraine, and, in 1430, left him in ...

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