Guy II of Ponthieu

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Guy II of Ponthieu
Born c. 1120
Died (1147-12-25)25 December 1147
Ephesus
Noble family House of Bellême
Spouse(s) Ida
Father William III of Ponthieu
Mother Helie of Burgundy

Guy II of Ponthieu (c. 1120–25 December 1147) was the son of William III of Ponthieu and Helie of Burgundy.[1]

Life[edit]

He succeeded his father as Count of Ponthieu before 1129; this was during William's lifetime.[2] Around 1137, he founded the Cistercian Valloires Abbey.[3]

He joined the Second Crusade under King Louis VII of France,[3] and died of a disease on 25 December 1147 in Ephesus.[3]

He was succeeded by his son John I of Ponthieu.[4]

Marriage and issue[edit]

His wife was called Ida;[3] he had three children with her:

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis 2017, p. 74.
  2. ^ Hollister 2001, p. 311.
  3. ^ a b c d e Thompson 1994, p. 178.
  4. ^ Holt 1985, p. 61.

References[edit]

  • Hollister, C. Warren (2001). Frost, Amanda Clark, ed. Henry I. Yale University Press. 
  • Holt, James Clarke (1985). Magna Carta and Medieval Government. Hambledon Press. 
  • Lewis, Kevin James (2017). The Counts of Tripoli and Lebanon in the Twelfth Century: Sons of Saint-Gilles. Routledge. 
  • Thompson, Kathleen (1994). "William Talvas, Count of Ponthieu, and the Politics of the Anglo-Norman Realm". In Bates, David; Curry, Anne. England and Normandy in the Middle Ages. The Hambledon Press. 


Guy II of Ponthieu
Born: c. 1120 Died: 1147
French nobility
Preceded by
William III
Count of Ponthieu
before 1129–1147
Succeeded by
John I