Robert III, Count of Dreux

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Robert III, Count of Dreux
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Robert III of Dreux
Spouse(s) Alianor de St. Valéry
Noble family House of Dreux
Father Robert II of Dreux
Mother Yolanda de Coucy
Born 1185
Died 1234

Robert III of Dreux (1185–1234), Count of Dreux and Braine, was the son of Robert II, Count of Dreux, and Yolanda de Coucy.[1] He was given the byname Gasteblé (lit. wheat-spoiler) when he destroyed a field of wheat while hunting in his youth.

Along with his brother Peter, Duke of Brittany he fought with future Louis VIII of France in 1212 at Nantes and was captured there during a sortie.[2] Exchanged after the Battle of Bouvines for William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury, he fought in the Albigensian Crusade, besieging Avignon in 1226. He was a supporter of Blanche of Castile during her regency after the death of Louis VIII in 1226.

In 1210 he married Alianor de St. Valéry (1192–15 Nov 1250)[3] and they had several children:

Ancestry[edit]

References[edit]

  • Evergates, Theodore, The aristocracy in the county of Champagne, 1100-1300, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.
  • Nicolas, Sir Harris and William Courthope, The historic Peerage of England, John Murray, 1857.
  • Painter, Sidney, William Marshal, Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England, University of Toronto Press, 1982.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Evergates, Theodore, The aristocracy in the county of Champagne, 1100-1300, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 229.
  2. ^ Painter, Sidney, William Marshal, Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England, (University of Toronto Press, 1982), 254.
  3. ^ Nicolas, Sir Harris, and William Courthope, The historic peerage of England, (John Murray, 1857), 416.
Robert III, Count of Dreux
Born: 1185 Died: 1234
Preceded by
Robert II
Count of Dreux
1218–1234
Succeeded by
John I