Louis d'Amboise's coat-of-arms

(Principal informations : armorial du héraut Gelre, armorial du héraut Berry, armorial du héraut Navarre, armorial Le Blancq)

 

Château de Montrichard (Loir-et-Cher)
photo © I. Guénon

 


Louis d'Amboise, Viscount of Thouars.

 

Full name : Louis d'AMBOISE.

Birth : 1392 in Rochecorbon.

Death : February 1469.
 

Titles of nobility : Count of Guînes (Pas-de-Calais) and Benaon (Benon, Charente-Maritime), Viscount of Thouars (Deux-Sèvres), Lord of Amboise, Rochecorbon and Civray-de-Touraine (Indre-et-Loire), Montrichard (Loir-et-Cher), Château-Gontier (Orne), Berrie (Vienne), Leugny and Mauléon (Deux-Sèvres), Talmont-Saint-Hilaire and Ré Island (Vendée), Marans (Maine-et-Loire).
 

Official and military functions : King's councillor (1428).
 

Father : Ingelger II d'Amboise.
 

Mother : Jeanne de Craon.


Paternal grandfathers : Ingelger I d'Amboise († 1373) and Isabeau de Thouars, Countess of Dreux and Benaon.

Maternal grandfathers : Pierre de Craon, Lord of La Suze and Chantocé, and Catherine de Machecoul.

Wife : 1° Louise Marie de Rieux († 1465), daughter of Jean III de Rieux, marshal of France, and Béatrice de Montauban ; 2° in 1466 Colette de Chambes († 1471), daughter of Jean, Lord of Montsoreau, and Jeanne Chabot.

Descendants : Françoise d'Amboise († 1485), married Pierre II, Duke of Brittany, and Marguerite, married Louis de La Trémoïlle.

Shield-of-arms : Quarterly, 1st and 4th paled Or and Gules of six pieces (Amboise), 2nd and 3rd Or semy fleurs-de-lys Azure, a quarter Gules (Thouars).

Crest : vol Sable and Argent in a crown Gules, mantled Argent and Sable (Viscount of Thouars).

Presence at the side of Joan of Arc in  : Orléans

Comments : Louis d'Amboise, Count of Guînes and Benon, Viscount of Thouars, Lord of Amboise, etc., was the son of Ingelger II d'Amboise and Jeanne de Craon. He married 1° Louise Marie de Rieux († 1465), daughter of Jean III de Rieux, Marshall of France, and Béatrice de Montauban, 2° 1466 Colette de Chambes († 1471), daughter of Jean, Lord of Montsoreau, and Jeanne Chabot.

 Louis d'Amboise, arrived on January 24, 1429 to aid of Orléans. From that time on he participate in all the military actions during the siege. Later, he was involved in the assassination plot against Trémoïlle and was condemned to death on May 8, 1431. He was pardoned and released in September, 1434. Louis' portion of the Amboise's family ended with his death in 1469.