Antoine was a French Duke of Lorraine from 1508 until his death in 1544.
|Full Name||Antoine, Duke of Lorraine|
|Who||Duke of Lorraine|
|Birth Date||June 4, 1489|
|Death Date||June 14, 1544|
|Cause of Death||gout|
|Father||Rene II, Duke of Lorraine|
|Mother||Philippa of Guelders|
|Spouse||Renee de Bourbon|
Claude, Duke of Guise
John, Cardinal of Lorraine
Louis, Count of Vaudemont
Francis, Duke of Lorraine
Nicholas, Duke of Mercceur
Anna, Princess of Orange
Antoine was the uncle of Mary of Guise.
In 1527, Antoine's son became engaged to Anne of Cleves, but as she was only 11 and the prospective groom only 10, the betrothal was not considered official and was later called off.
At court as a young man, Antoine became good friends with Francis I of France, before he was king.
Antoine would have been familiar with interacting with King Louis XII of France as a courtier, and in 1509, he travelled to northern Italy into battle with him
Despite his friendship with the king, Antoine refused to take sides in Francis I's war with his cousin Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. After the Treaty of Nuremberg in 1542, Charles V granted Antoine's duchy of Lorraine independence as a gesture of gratitude for his sympathy.
Antoine was painted by Hans Holbein the Younger in 1543.