John of Artois, Count of Eu

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John of Artois
John of Artois Wife.jpg
John of Artois with his wife Isabelle de Melun
Spouse(s) Isabeau of Melun
Noble family House of Artois
Father Robert III of Artois
Mother Jeanne of Valois
Born (1321-09-29)29 September 1321
Died 1387

John of Artois (29 September 1321 – 1387), called "sans Terre" (Lackland), was the son of Robert III of Artois and Jeanne of Valois.[1] The confiscation of his father's goods for attempted fraud in 1331 had left him without an inheritance.[2]

In 1352, he was created Count of Eu, a title earlier forfeited at the execution of the previous holder, Raoul II of Brienne. He was badly wounded at the Battle of Poitiers on 19 September 1356, and was captured there by the English.[3] Enormously rich his ransom was sold to the Black Prince by his captor Élie de Pommiers for 30,000 old écus.

He married Isabeau of Melun (1328–1389),[4] daughter of John I of Melun, Count of Tancarville, on 11 July 1352 and had the following issue:

Genealogy[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Froland, Louis, Memoires concernans le comté-pairi d'Eu, et ses usages pretendus locaux, (1722), 13.
  2. ^ Anquetil, Louis-Pierre and Gallais (Jean-Pierre, M.), Vincent Marie Viénot, Histoire de France depuis les Gaulois jusqu'à la mort de Louis XVI, (Rue Neuves Des Petit Champs, 1819), 184-185.
  3. ^ Sumption, Jonathon, The Hundred Years War: Trial by Fire, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), 147.
  4. ^ Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert, North-eastern France, (Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., 1890), 58.

References[edit]

  • Anquetil, Louis-Pierre and Gallais (Jean-Pierre, M.), Vincent Marie Viénot, Histoire de France depuis les Gaulois jusqu'à la mort de Louis XVI, Rue Neuves Des Petit Champs, 1819.
  • Froland, Louis, Memoires concernans le comté-pairi d'Eu, et ses usages pretendus locaux, 1722.
  • Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert, North-eastern France, Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., 1890.
  • Sumption, Jonathon, The Hundred Years War: Trial by Fire, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.
John of Artois, Count of Eu
Born: 29 September 1321 Died: 1387
French nobility
Preceded by
Raoul II
Count of Eu
1352–1387
Succeeded by
Robert