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Charles IV, Duke of Alençon

Coat of arms of the dukes of Alençon of the House of Valois.
Coat of arms of Charles IV, duke of Alençon and counts of Armagnac.

Charles IV of Alençon (1489, Alençon –1525, Lyon) was the son of René of Alençon and the Blessed Margaret of Vaudémont.

He succeeded his father in 1492 as Duke of Alençon and Count of Perche, and was also Count of Armagnac, Fézensac, Viscount of Rodez, Count of Fezensaguet, l'Isle-Jourdain, and Perdiac.

In 1509 he married Margaret of Angoulême, sister to Francis, Duke of Valois, who would in 1515 become King Francis I of France. Their marriage was childless: his wife was allowed to retain most of his titles.

As first prince of the blood, Charles was a prominent figure in the early part of his brother-in-law's reign. He fought at

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