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Charles of Montelimar
By the Grace of God, Prince Consort of Arendaal
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Prince Consort of Arendaal
Consort of Queen Madeleine I of Arendaal
Consort 1424 - 1444
Predecessor Anna of Franken
Successor Eliana of the Talemantine Empire
Birth October 1400, Valmy
Death July 1450, Loire
From Montelimar
Marriage March 1423, Villa d'Nord
Father King Jean V of Montelimar
Mother Nissa of Arendaal
Issue Pieter I of Arendaal
Gustav IV of Arendaal
Sigrid, Holy Germanic Empress
Madeleine, Holy Germanic Empress
Frederika, Queen of Eiffelland
Royal House House of Brissac (by birth)
House of Kronhielm (by marriage)
Full Name Charles de Brissac av Kronhielm-Kapét
Religion Christian (Catholic)
Buried Loire Cathedral

Charles of Montelimar ("Charles the Handsome") (1400 - 1450) was the husband of Queen Regent Madeleine I of Arendaal and thus the Prince Consort of Arendaal between 1424 and 1444. Charles was the son of King Jean V of Montelimar and Nissa of Arendaal, and married Madeleine, his cousin once removed, a year before she ascended the throne. The couple’s wedding festivities were celebrated in glorious fashion at the Villa d'Nord.


Charles of Montelimar (centre) with his wife, Queen Madeleine I of Arendaal

The marriage was a successful one, producing twelve children, most of whom lived to adulthood. Given that his wife was so often with child during her reign, and thus unable to carry out some of her more duties, Prince Charles acted as a kind of unofficial co-regent for Madeleine.

He complemented Queen Madeleine I's image as a great "patroness of the arts" with his own image as the handsome, sporting, "golden boy." He was an avid jouster, hunter and athlete, though disinterested in, and not especially adept at, the more tedious administrative affairs of state.


The face of Botticelli's Venus was inspired by the image of Charles' wife, Madeleine I of Arendaal, painted in the Villa d'Nord fresco (1425)
Aren Royalty
Kapétien Dynasty
House of Kronhielm

House of Langsvard
Last monarch
   Blanche I of Arendaal
Children include
   Niklaas III of Arendaal
   Kristine,TalemantineEmpress
Niklaas III
Consort
   Anna of Franken
Children include
   Madeleine I of Arendaal
Madeleine I
Consort
   Charles of Montelimar
Children include
   Pieter I of Arendaal
   Gustav IV of Arendaal
   Madeleine, Holy Germanic Empress
   Sigrid,HolyGermanicEmpress
   Frederika,QueenofEiffelland
Pieter I
Consort
   Eliana of the Talemantine Empire
Gustav IV
Consort
   Niccola of Potenza
Children include
   Harald III of Arendaal
   Anne, Queen of Montelimar
   Nikolina,TalemantineEmpress
Harald III
Consort
   Ottavia of the Talemantine Empire
Children include
   Marguerite I of Arendaal
   Rurik II of Arendaal
Marguerite I
Consort
   Juan Carlos of Coronado
Children include
   Frederik II of Arendaal
   Gisela, Queen of Franken
   Malena,HolyGermanicEmpress
Rurik II
Consort
   Caitlin of Eireann
Children include
    Dukes of Skaneland
Succeeded by
    Frederik II of Arendaal
House of Norregaard

As unofficial co-ruler he placed even greater stock than his wife in the competence of government ministers, leaving most of the actual governing to them. He was more skilled at diplomacy and reserved his considerable talents to this end.

As his wife was regarded as among the most beautiful women in Europe, and as Charles was known for his handsome appearance, the pair was nicknamed "Mars and Venus", a pairing that captured the imagination of numerous artists, including the later Aren Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli. Many of his works featuring the mythological couple are meant to represent Prince Charles and Queen Madeleine.

Family, Marriage and ChildrenEdit

Prince Charles of Montelimar married Queen Madeleine I of Arendaal in 1423. She was his second cousin, once removed. They had the following children:

SiblingsEdit

Other Royal RelationsEdit

AncestorsEdit

Charles of Montelimar, Prince Consort of Arendaal's ancestors in four generations:

 
 
 
 
 
King Jean IV of Montelimar
 
 
King Louis V of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Montelimar
 
 
King Henri VIII of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King Jean V of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Queen of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
 
 
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Charles of Montelimar, Prince Consort of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
King of Suionia
 
 
King Edvard II of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen Gisela I of Arendaal
 
 
Crown Prince Lief of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
King Charles VII of Montelimar
 
 
Louise of Montelimar
 
 
 
 
 
 
Queen of Montelimar
 
 
Nissa of Arendaal
 
 
 
 
 
 
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King Edmund III of Anglyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Martha of Anglyn
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Wilma of Northumbria
 
 
 
 
 
 
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See AlsoEdit


Consorts of the Kapétien Dynasty
House of Kronhielm
Aren Royalty
Preceded by
Anna of Franken
1408 - 1424
Prince Consort of Arendaal
1424 - 1444
Succeeded by
Eliana of the
Talemantine Empire

1444 – 1454
Prince Consort of Norseberg
1424 - 1444
Grand Duke Consort of Emyn Arnen
1424 - 1444

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