House of Châtillon
The House of Châtillon was a notable French family, with origins in the 9th century and surviving until 1762. The name comes from a county in Champagne, with its capital in Châtillon-sur-Marne and branches in Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise, Blois, Penthièvre, Chartres, etc.
The counts of Châtillon added to their title that of prince of Porcien. The main members of the house are:
- Odo, pope under the name Urban II.
- Raynald of Châtillon (c.1125-1187), took part in the Second Crusade, controlled Antioch and was captured and executed by the Muslims.
- Walter III of Châtillon (1166-1219), sénéchal of Burgundy, escorted Philip II of France to the Holy Land and distinguished himself at the siege of Acre and the battle of Bouvines.
- Walter V of Châtillon (1250-1329) great-grandson of the former, constable of France under Philip IV of France and minister of Louis X of France.
- Jacques of Châtillon
- Charles of Blois (1319-1364), ruled over the Champagne branch.