Charles d'Albret's coat-of-arms

(Principal informations : seal 1435, armorial Lalaing, armorial Berry Herald, armorial Navarre Herald)

Charles d'Albret, Viscount of Tartas


Full name : Charles II d’ALBRET (aka Labret or Lebret).

Birth : 1407.

Death : 1471.

Titles of nobility : Count of Dreux (Eure-et-Loir), viscount of Tartas (Landes), Lord of Orval, Saint-Amand-Montrond, Bois-Belle – actually Henrichemont –  and La Chapelle-d'Angillon (Cher).

Official and military functions : King's Councillor (1425), lieutenant general for the King in Berry (1430).

Father : Charles Ier d'Albret, constable of France (killed at Azincourt 1415)

Mother : Marie de Sully

Paternal grandfathers :
Arnaud-Amanieu d'Albret and Marguerite de Bourbon.

Maternal grandfathers : Louis de Sully and Isabeau de Craon.

Wife : Anne d'Armagnac (daughter of Bernard VII count of Armagnac, constable of France, and of Bonne de Berry).

Descendants : Jean de Tartas († 1468), Charles d'Albret († 1473), Amanieu d'Orval († 1463).

Shield-of-arms : Quarterly, 1st and 4th Azure, three fleur-de-lis Or ; 2nd and 3rd Gules

Crest : Midas's head Sable with a wreath Argent and Gules, mantled Gules doubled Argent.

Presence at the side of Joan of Arc in  : Orléans, Jargeau, Meung, Beaugency, Patay, Reims.

Comments : Charles II d'ALBRET, Count of Dreux, Viscount of Tartas, Lord of Orval, Montrond (now Saint-Amand-Montrond), Bois-Belle (now Henrichemont), La Chapelle d'Angillon, was the son of Charles Ier d'Albret, Constable of France killed in the battle of Agincourt (the 25th October 1415) and Marie de Sully. Married Anne d'Armagnac, daughter of Bernard VII count of Armagnac, Constable of France. Present in Orléans, Jargeau, Meung, Beaugency, Patay and Reims. Member of the King's council (1425 ), Lieutenant General of the King in Berry (1430).