Coat-of-arms of Jacques de Chabannes

(Principal informations : seal of 1439,
Armorial Berry Herald)

acques de Chabannes, Lord of La Palice


Full name : Jacques de CHABANNES.


Birth : c. 1400.

Death : October 20, 1453.

Titles of nobility : Lord of La Palice (La Palisse, Allier), Charlus (Charlus-le-Pailloux, Corrèze), Montaigu (Montaigu-le-Blin, Allier), Châtel-Perron (Allier), Madic (Cantal) et Curton (Gironde).

Official and military functions : King's Chamberlain (1425), seneschal of Bourbonnais (1428), captain of Brie-Comte-Robert (1438), seneschal of Toulouse (1439), State Councillor (1447), bailli of Cotentin (1449), High Steward of France (1451).

Father : Robert de Chabannes, Lord of Charlus (killed at Agincourt, 1415).


Mother : Alix de Bort, Lady of Pierrefitte.

Paternal grandfathers : Hugues de Chabannes and Gaillarde de Madic.

Wife : 1° Anne de Launay († 1430), 2° Anne de Lavieu alias de Feugerolles († 1474).

Descendants : Geoffroy, de Chabannes.

Shield-of-arms : Gules, a lion Ermine, armed, lampassed and crowned Or.

Crest: a stag’s head [perhaps proper, wreath Or and Gules, mantled Gules doubled Argent].

Presence at the side of Joan of Arc in  : Orleans, Jargeau, Meung-sur-Loire, Beaugency, Patay, Rheims, Paris, Compiègne.

Comments : Jacques de Chabannes, Lord of La Palice, Charlus, Montaigu-le-Blin, Châtel-Perron, Madic and Curton. Second son of Robert de Chabannes, Lord of Charlus, killed to Azincourt, and of Alix de Bort, Lady of Pierrefitte († 1430) married 1 ° in 1429 Anne de Launay, Lady of Fontenille, 2 ° in 1432 Anne de Lavieu alias Fougerolles († 1474). Chamberlain of the King in 1425, seneschal of Bourbonnais in 1428.

Arrived in Orleans from the beginning of the siege; push the English when Jeanne is wounded at Orleans. Seneschal of Toulouse in 1439 and King's councillor, bailli of Cotentin in 1449, High Steward of France in 1451. Sick with plague, dies on October 20, 1453.