Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine

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Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine Gender: M
born on 17 February 1524 Jul.Cal. (27 Feb 1524 greg.) at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Joinville, France, 48n27, 5e08
Timezone LMT m5e08 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 07°31' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 07°26 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 11°06'

Cardinal of Lorraine Charles (Portrait by François Clouet)


French Cardinal, a member of the powerful House of Guise. He was known at first as the Cardinal of Guise, and then as the second Cardinal of Lorraine, after the death of his uncle, Jean, Cardinal of Lorraine (1550). He was the protector of Rabelais and Ronsard and founded Reims University. As the Archbishop of Reims, he crowned successively Henry II, Francis II and Charles IX.

Charles was the son of Claude, Duke of Guise and his wife Antoinette de Bourbon. His older brother was François, Duke of Guise. His sister Mary of Guise was wife of James V of Scotland and mother of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Charles de Lorraine died on 26 December 1574 OS at age 50 in Avignon.

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  • Death, Cause unspecified 26 December 1574 Jul.Cal. (5 Jan 1575 greg.) (Age 50)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Le Cabinet historique: moniteur des bibliothèques et des archives, Volume 14 (Wittersheim, 1868), page 201: "Le vendredy xviie de febvrier mil cinq cens xxiij , acoucha madame de Guise , en son chasteau de loinville , à IX heures du matin , d ' un filz... Moréri, 17 février 1524. C'est la même date, l'année commençant à Pâques."

(Translation: On Friday, 17 February, one thousand five hundred and twenty-three, Madame de Guise gave birth to a son in her chateau in Joinville, at nine o'clock in the morning... Moréri, 17 February 1524. It is the same date, the year starting at Easter).


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (House of Guise, France)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Cardinal)