Countess of Eu

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This is a list of the countesses of Eu, a French fief in the Middle Ages.

Map of Normandy

Countess of Eu[edit]

House of Normandy, 996–1246[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Geoffrey of Brionne's wife is not mentioned by name.
Gilbert of Brionne's wife is not mentioned by name.
Lesceline of Harcourt Turquetil of Harcourt, Lord of Tourville
(Harcourt)
- - 1040
husband's accession
1057
husband's death
26 January 1057/58 William I
Adela, Countess of Soissons Renaud, Count of Soissons 1042 1058 1077
husband's death
1079 or 1105 William Busac
Vacant (1077–1080)
Beatrice - - - 1080
husband's accession
on April 10, ? Robert I
Matilda of Sicily Roger I of Sicily
(Hauteville)
1062 before 1080 before 1080
repudiated
before 1094
Beatrice de Builly - 1064 - 1091
husband's accession
- William II
Helisende d'Avranches Richard Goz, Viscount of Avranches - - January 1096
husband's death
-
Matilda - - - January 1096
husband's accession
30 Mar 1107 or before Henry I
Ermentrude - - - 17/24 April ?
Margaret of Sully William, Count of Sully
(Blois)
1105 about 1122 12 July 1140
husband's death
15 December 1145
Alice (or Alix) d'Aubigny William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Arundel - - 12 July 1140
husband's accession
26 Jun 1170
husband's death
11 September 1188 John I
Coa England Family Warren of Surrey.svg Matilda de Warenne Hamelin de Warenne, Earl of Surrey - - 26 Jun 1170
husband's accession
12 or 16/17 July 1190/91
husband's death
before 13 December 1228 Henry II

House of Lusignan, 1219–1260[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Blason Ducs Bourgogne (ancien).svg Joan of Burgundy Odo III, Duke of Burgundy
(Burgundy)
1200 1222 1222–1223 Raoul II of Lusignan
Blason Comtes Dreux.png Yolande de Dreux Robert II of Dreux
(Dreux)
1196 after 1223 1 February 1239
Blason Dammartin.svg Philippa de Dammartin Simon de Dammartin, Count of Amuale
(Dammartin)
1225–1230 after 1239 1/2 Sep 1246
husband's death
14 April 1278/1281

House of Brienne, 1260–1350[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Blason Blois-Châtillon.svg Beatrice of Châtillon Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol
(Châtillon)
- - 1 October 1260
husband's accession
12 June 1294
husband's death
1304 John I of Brienne
Blason comte fr Guines.svg Joan, Countess of Guines Baldwin, Count of Guines - - 5 July 1472
husband's accession
11 July 1302
husband's death
September 1331/19 April 1342 John II of Brienne
Blason mello.svg Joan de Mello, Lady of Lormes and Château-Chinon Dreux IV de Mello, Lord of Château-Chinon - 1315 19 January 1344
husband's death
1351 Raoul I of Brienne
Catherine of Savoy Louis II of Savoy, Baron de Vaud
(Savoy)
- before 19 December 1340 19 January 1344
husband's accession
19 November 1350
husband's death
18 January 1388 Raoul II of Brienne

Raoul IV was accused of treason in 1350, and the county was confiscated. The county was then given to John of Artois.

House of Artois, 1352–1472[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
John of Artois Wife.jpg Isabeau of Melun, Lady of Houdain Jean I, Viscount of Melun and Count of Tancarville
(Melun)
1328 11 July 1352 6 April 1387,
husband's death
20 December 1389 John of Artois
Armoiries Anjou Durazzo.svg Jeanne of Anjou, Duchess of Durazzo Charles of Anjou, Duke of Durazzo
(Anjou-Durazzo)
1344 1376 6 April 1387
husband's accession
20 July 1387
both's death
Robert IV of Artois
Hilip of Artois, Count of Eu.jpg Marie of Berry, Duchess of Auvergne John of Valois, Duke of Berry
(Valois)
1370 27 January 1393 16 June 1397
husband's death
June 1434 Philip of Artois
Jeanne of Saveuse Philippe, Lord of Saveuse - 21 July 1448 2 January 1449 Charles of Artois
Helene of Melun John IV, Visount of Melun
(Melun)
1370 23 September 1454 5 July 1472
husband's death
25 July 1472

House of Burgundy-Nevers, 1472–1491[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Brosse.svg Pauline de Brosse Jean II de Brosse, Count of Penthièvre
(Brosse)
1450 30 August 1471 5 July 1472
husband's accession
9 August 1479 John of Clamecy
Armoiries Albret Orval moderne.svg Françoise d'Albret Arnaud Amanieu d'Albret, Lord of Orval
(Albret)
1454 11 March 1480 25 September 1491
husband's death
20 March 1521

House of La Marck, 1491–1633[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Blason fr Bourbon-Vendome moderne.svg Charlotte of Bourbon-Vendôme Jean VIII de Bourbon, Count of Vendôme
(Bourbon-La Marche)
1474 23 February 1489 25 September 1491
husband's accession
21 November 1506
husband's death
14 December 1520 Engelbert de Cleves
Armoiries Albret-Rethel.png Marie d'Albret, Countess of Rethel Jean d'Albret, seigneur d'Orval
(Albret)
25 March 1491 25 January 1504 21 November 1506
husband's accession
17 August 1521
husband's death
27 October 1549 Charles de Cleves
Blason duche fr Bourbon (moderne).svg Marguerite de Bourbon-Vendôme Charles de Bourbon, Duke of Vendôme
(Bourbon-La Marche)
26 October 1516 19 January 1538 13 February 1561
husband's death
1589 or 20 October 1559 François I de Cleves
Armoiries Montpensier Moderne.svg Anne de Bourbon-Montpensier Louis III de Bourbon, Duke of Montpensier
(Bourbon-Montpensier)
1540 1561 1562
husband's death
1572 François II de Cleves
Armoiries de la Marck-Sedan.svg Diana de la Marck Robert IV de La Marck, Duke of Bouillon
(De la Marck)
16 June 1544 1558 1562
husband's accession
6 September 1564
husband's death
1612 Jacques de Cleves

House of Guise, 1633–1660[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Henriette Catherine de Joyeuse 01.jpg Henriette Catherine, Duchess of Joyeuse Henri de Joyeuse
(Joyeuse)
8 January 1585 6 January 1611 11 May 1633
husband's accession
30 September 1640
husband's death
25 February 1656 Charles de Guise
Anne gonzague.jpg Anna Gonzaga Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua
(Gonzaga-Nevers)
1616 1639 30 September 1640
husband's accession
1641
divorce
6 July 1684 Henry II de Guise
Honorée de Berghes, Countess of Bossut - - 11 November 1641 1643
divorce
August 1679
Armoiries Valois Angoulême.png Marie-Françoise de Valois, Duchess of Angoulême Louis Emmanuel de Valois, Duke of Angoulême
(Valois-Angoulême)
27 March 1631 3 November 1649 1654
husband's accession
27 September 1654
husband's death
4 May 1696 Louis de Guise

House of Montpensier, 1660–1681[edit]

None

House of Bourbon, 1681–1821[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Duchesse du Maine.jpeg Anne Louise Bénédicte de Bourbon Henri Jules, Prince of Condé
(Bourbon-Condé)
8 November 1676 19 May 1692 14 May 1736
husband's death
23 January 1753 Louis-Auguste de Bourbon
MariaTheresiaFéliciavanModena.jpg Maria Teresa d'Este Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena
(Este)
6 October 1726 29 December 1744 13 July 1775
husband's accession
30 April 1754 Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon

House of Orléans, since 1793[edit]

First Creation[edit]

Picture Name Father Birth Marriage Became Countess Ceased to be Countess Death Spouse
Princess Isabel.jpg Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil Pedro II of Brazil
(Braganza)
29 July 1846 15 October 1864 14 November 1921 Gaston d´Orléans

Second Creation[edit]

None

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Edmund Chester Waters, 'The Counts of Eu, Sometime Lords of the Honour of Tickhill', The Yorkshire Archaeological and Topographical Journal, No. 9 (1886).