John III, Count of Ligny
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John III, Count of Ligny
John III, Count of Ligny
Died(1576-07-01)1 July 1576
Noble familyHouse of Luxembourg
Spouse(s)Wilhelmina of Boullion
FatherAnthony II, Count of Ligny
MotherMargaret of Savoy

John III, Count of Ligny (d. 1 July 1576) was the eldest son of Count Anthony II and his wife Margaret of Savoy. He succeeded his father as Count of Brienne and Ligny in 1557.

John married Wilhelmina (d. 1592), the daughter of Duke Robert IV of Bouillon. Together, they had the following children:

  • Anthony
  • Charles II (1562-1608), his successor, elevated to Duke of Brienne in 1587
  • Margaret (1562-1566)
  • Francis (1563-1576), succeeded Charles II as Count of Ligny. Father of Henry III, Count of Ligny.
  • Diana (d. 1624), married:
    1. Louis of Plusquelec, Count of Kerman
    2. Justus of Pontailler, Baron of Pleurs
  • Louise (1567-1647), married:
    1. Baron George of Casaubon
    2. Bernard of Béon, Seigneur de Massez
John III, Count of Ligny
 Died: 1 July 1576
Preceded by
Anthony II
Count of Ligny
Count of Brienne

Succeeded by
Charles II

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