Jean d'Alençon's coat-of-arms
seal of 440, armorial Gelre herald, armorial Berry herald,
armorial Le Blancq)
chronicle gives a description of the original dress worn by
the Duke Jean
in a tournament organised at
Razilly's castle, near Chinon, in spring of 1446. This
tournament was one of many festivities organised in Charles
VII's court during the armistice concluded with the English
in Tours from 1445 till 1447.
Crest with double golden
fleur-de-lis, red overall embroidered with golden
butterflies, golden crown, mantling Azure embroidered with
golden fleur-de-lis, horse's cover made of brocket of purple
silk and golden thread, lined with ermine.
Reconstitution by J.-C.
Duke of Alençon..
Jean II de Valois duke of ALENÇON.
: "le Gentil Duc".
:1476 in Paris (buried in Jacobins'
Titles of nobility
: Duke of Alençon (Orne), Count of
Perche, Viscount of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe, Lord of La Flèche and
Fresnay sur-Sarthe (Sarthe),
Pouancé (Maine-et-Loire), Sainte-Suzanne and Château-Gontier
(Mayenne), Fougères and La Guerche-de-Bretagne
(Ille-et-Vilaine), Gallardon (Eure-et-Loir), Verneuil-sur-Avre (Eure), Saint-Christophe-sur-le-Nais et Semblançay
(Indre-et-Loire), and Niort (Deux-Sèvres).
Councillor (1423), lieutenant general for the Loire's campaign
(1429), Knight of the Toison d'or (6th order's chapter in
: Jean Ier le Sage (killed at
Azincourt, 1415), Count then Duke of Alençon.
: Marie de Bretagne, Lady of La
Guerche († 1446).
II d'Alençon († 1404) and Marie Chamaillart, Viscountess of Beaumont au Maine (†
: Jean IV
Duke of Brittany and Jeanne de Navarre.
: 1° 1423
Jeanne d'Orléans (1409-1432), eldest daughter of Charles d'Orléans
and Isabelle de France ; 2° 1437 Marie d'Armagnac († 1473), daughter
of Jean IV, Count of Armagnac, and Isabelle de Navarre.
d'Alençon, Count of Perche († 1492/94) and Catherine († 1505) ; Jean
bastard of Alençon and Robert bastard of Alençon.
: Azure three fleurs-de-lis Or, a bordure Gules bezanty
a griffin’s head Or in a vol Or, a coronet Or, mantled Azure doubled
Presence at the side of Joan of
Arc in : xxx
: Jean II de Valois, Duke of Alençon,
Count of Perch, Viscount of Beaumont, was the
second son of Jean Ier (1385-1415), Count then Duke of Alençon, killed to Azincourt, and of Marie de
Bretagne († 1446). He married in 1423 Jeanne d'Orléans (1409-1432), elder daughter of Charles,
Duke of Orléans, and of Isabelle de France; in
1437, Marie d'Armagnac († 1473), daughter of Jean IV, Count
of Armagnac, and of Isabelle de Navarre. King's Lieutenant
General for the campaign on the river Loire, he was present
with Joan of Arc to Jargeau and to Patay, to Reims where he
was one of six lay peers in Charles VII's coronation. The
Duke of Burgundy nominate him as Knight of the Toison d'Or,
in 1440. It was
accused of treason and was condemned to death. He died in prison at Paris in 1476.