Guy II of Dampierre

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Guy II of Dampierre
Armoiries Bourbon Dampierre.svg
Coat of arms of Dampierre-Bourbon
Spouse(s) Mathilde of Bourbon
Noble family House of Dampierre
Father William I of Dampierre
Mother Ermengarde of Mouchy
Died 18 January 1216(1216-01-18)

Guy II of Dampierre (died 18 January 1216) was constable of Champagne, and Lord of Dampierre, Bourbon and Montluçon. He was the only son of William I of Dampierre, Lord of Dampierre, and Ermengarde of Mouchy.

Guy II participated in the Third Crusade as a member of an advance party who initiated the Siege of Acre in the fall of 1189.[1] In 1191, in the Holy Land, he was considered a supporter of Conrad of Montferrat.[2]

In 1212, King Philip II of France tasked Guy with overthrowing Count Guy II of Auvergne. Guy successfully completed this task by taking Tournoël Castle in December 1213. His participation in the Battle of Bouvines in 1214, was decisive in the French victory.

Marriage and offspring[edit]

In 1186, he married Mathilde of Bourbon, a daughter of Archambaud of Bourbon and Alix of Burgundy. She was a granddaughter of Archambault VII, Lord of Bourbon. Her father died before her grandfather, leaving him without a male heir. Consequently, she inherited Bourbon and thus the House of Dampierre acquired the Lordship of Bourbon.

Guy and Mathilde had seven children:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Itinerarium Regis Ricardi, vol. I, Chapter XXXI, ed. by William Stubbs: Chronicles and Memorials of the Reign of Richard I, in: Rolls Series, vol. 38, 1864, vol. 1, p. 74
  2. ^ Gesta Regis Henrici Secundis et Gesta Regis Ricardi Benedicti abbatis, ed. by William Stubbs, in: Rolls Series, vol. 49, 1867, vol. 2, p. 187
  3. ^ Entry for Guy II on the site of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, viewed on 3 October 2012