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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.

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    René of Anjou (Occitan language: Rainièr d'Anjau; French language: René d'Anjou; 1409–1480), also known as René I of Naples (Italian language: Renato I di Napoli ) and Good King René (Occitan language: Rai Rainièr lo Bòn; French language: Le bon roi René), was count of Piedmont, Duke of Bar (1430–80), Duke of Lorraine (1431–53), Duke of Anjou, Coun...

    The Castle of Angers, René's birthplace. René was born on January 16, 1409 in the castle of Angers. He was the second son of Duke Louis II of Anjou, King of Sicily (comprising Naples and other parts of southern Italy), by Yolanda of Aragon. René was the brother of Marie of Anjou, who married the future Charles VII and became Queen of France. Louis ...

    Side panels of the Burning Bush triptych, showing René and his second wife, Jeanne de Laval. Miniature by or after Barthélemy d'Eyck from Le Livre du Cuer d'amours espris depicting Love giving Desire to the heart of the ailing king The King of Sicily's fame as an amateur painter[lower-alpha 1] formerly led to the optimistic attribution to him of ma...

  2. Jul 29, 2021 · Born in 1409, at various times René of Anjou was Duke of Bar and Lorraine, Duke of Anjou, Count of Provence, King of Sicily, and claimant to Aragon, although this accumulation of titles was not matched by a comparable amount of power. René’s disparate lands defied any notion of a coherent empire.

  3. René of Anjou Jan 16, 1409 - Jul 10, 1480 René of Anjou 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. Having spent his...

  4. René died on 10 July 1480 in Aix-en-Provence. He was buried in the cathedral of Angers. His charities having earned him the title of “the good.” He gave the first Document to the Order of the Fleur de Lys on 30th August 1439 and served as Sovereign Grand Commander from 1439 until his death in 1480.

  5. Jun 20, 2022 · rené i of naples (january 16, 1409 – july 10, 1480), also known as rené d'anjou and the good king rené (french le bon roi rené), was duke of anjou, count of provence (1434–1480), count of piedmont, duke of bar (1430–1480), duke of lorraine (1431–1453), king of naples (1438–1442; titular 1442–1480), titular king of jerusalem (1438–1480) and aragon …

  6. Sep 04, 1998 · The text, known as the traictié de la forme et devis d'ung tournoy, was written circa 1460 by René of Anjou, King of Jerusalem and Sicily. The tournament book describes a style of tournament which René says he has adapted from the ancient customs of France and other countries.

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