Guy II, Count of Blois
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Guy II of Châtillon, Count of Blois (died December 22, 1397), the youngest son of Louis I of Châtillon and Joan of Avesnes, was count of Blois and lord of Avesnes, Schoonhoven, and Gouda 1381–1397, and lord of Beaumont and Chimay.
In 1360, he was one of the hostages sent to the Kingdom of England by the terms of the Treaty of Brétigny. He was eventually ransomed by the sale of Soissons and was released on August 15, 1367. He was knighted in 1370 while crusading with the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania. In 1374 he married Marie of Namur, daughter of William I, Marquis of Namur, and they had one son:
- Louis III of Châtillon (d. 1391)
Thereafter he joined in the wars of king Charles VI, and commanded the rearguard at the Battle of Roosebeke. The death of his only son in 1391 prompted him to sell the inheritance of the County of Blois to Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans.
He was for some time the patron of Jean Froissart: he appointed him his chaplain in 1384 and obtained for him the benefice of Lestines-au-Mont and the canonicate of Chimay. His patronage allowed Froissart to write Book II of his chronicles.
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