House of Châtillon

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The House of Châtillon was a notable French family, with origins in the 9th century and surviving until 1762.[citation needed] The name comes from that of Châtillon-sur-Marne in Champagne, where members of the family were tenants in a castle belonging to the Counts of Champagne.[1] Gaucher V of Châtillon was lord of Châtillon from 1290 until 1303, when he became count of Porcien [fr]; the title was sold to Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans in 1400. Other branches of the family were in Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise (extinguished in 1360), in Blois (extinguished in 1397), and in Penthièvre (extinguished in 1457).[1]

Members of the house include:[citation needed]

This house is totally distinct from the house of Châtillon-sur-Loing, which produced (among others) the Coligny brothers : Gaspard, François and cardinal Odet.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Châtillon" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 7.