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René, Marquis of Elbeuf : biography

14 August 1536 - 14 December 1566

René of Guise,Marquis d'Elbeuf (14 August 1536 – 14 December 1566) was the youngest son of Claude, Duke of Guise and Antoinette de Bourbon.

René was born at Joinville, Haute-Marne. He married Louise de Rieux (1531 – c. 1570) on 3 February 1555. They had two children:

  • Charles I, Duke of Elbeuf (1556–1605)
  • Marie of Lorraine (21 August 1555 – c. 1605), styled Mademoiselle d'Elbeuf, married at Joinville on 10 November 1576 Charles, Duke of Aumale and had issue.

He served as French ambassador to Scotland, and accompanied his sister Mary of Guise on her entrance to that country in 1561. He was also a patron of the arts, particularly of composer Pierre Clereau of Lorraine.

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