Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol

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Guy III
Blason Blois-Châtillon.svg
Coat of arms of the Counts of Blois-Châtillon
Spouse(s) Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois
Father Hugh I, Count of Blois
Mother Mary, Countess of Blois
Died 1289

Guy III of Châtillon, Count of Saint-Pol (died 1289) was a French nobleman,[1] and was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois.[2]

While his elder brother John I of Châtillon succeeded to their mother's County of Blois, Guy was given their father's county of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise at his death in 1248.

On January 16, 1255, he married Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois,[3] daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen, and thereafter was a supporter of his brother-in-law Henry III against Guelders. They had six children:

A faithful vassal of France, he joined the Eighth Crusade (1270) and the ill-fated Crusade of Aragón of Philip III of France.

Honours[edit]

Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol
Died: 1289
Preceded by
Hugh V
Count of Saint Pol
1248–1289
Succeeded by
Hugh VI

References[edit]

  1. ^ Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXIII, p. 556
  2. ^ Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia
  3. ^ "Maude of Brabant (1224–1288)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. 2002. HighBeam Research. (October 14, 2012). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-2591306344.html