Louis II d'Anjou

King of Naples, Duke of Anjou


Born in Toulouse, Louis II was the son of Louis I of Anjou, King of Naples, and came into his Angevin inheritance, which included Provence, in 1384, with his rival Charles of Durazzo (father of Ladislaus), of the senior Angevin line, in possession of Naples.

In 1386, the underage Ladislaus was expelled soon after his father died. Louis II was crowned King of Naples by the Avignonese antipope Clement VII on 1 November 1389 and took possession of Naples the following year. He was ousted in turn by his rival in 1399.

Louis II d'Anjou

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