Coat-of-arms of Louis de Culant

(Principal information : seal of 1418, armorial  Berry Herald, armorial Le Blancq)

ouis de Culant, Admiral of France.


Full name : Louis de CULANT (or Culan).


Birth : 1375.

Death : 1444.

Titles of nobility : Baron of Châteauneuf en Berry (Châteauneuf-sur-Cher, Cher), Lord of Culan (Cher) and Ainay-le-Vieil (Cher).

Official and military functions : bailli of Senlis (1417), admiral of France (1421-1439).

Father : Guichard de Culant († c. 1413), Lord of Saint-Amand, La Creste and Chaugy.

Mother : Isabeau de Brosse.

Paternal grandfathers : Gaucelin de Culant (1350-ap.1353), Lord of Saint-Amand.

Maternal grandfathers : Louis de Brosse (1304-1356), Lord of Boussac and Sainte-Sévère, and Constance de La Tour d'Auvergne.

Wife : Jeanne de Châtillon, Lady of La Palice.

Descendants : without.

Shield-of-arms : Azure semy mullets Or, a lion Or armed and lampassed Sable, a label Gules.

Crest : a lion’s head Or lampassed Sable in a vol Or, with a wreath Azure and Gules, mantled Or doubled Azure.

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

Comments : Louis de Culant (or Culan), Baron of Châteauneuf-sur-Cher, Lord of Culant and Ainay-le-Vieil, was admiral of France in 1421. He will be dispossessed of this office in 1437, accused of misappropriation of public funds.

He commands in the second the royal army to the relief of Orleans, as lieutenant of the marshal of Boussac (he was his brother-in-law). He participated to the battles of Jargeau, Meung, Beaugency and Patay.