Philip II, Count of Nevers

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Philip II, Count of Nevers
Blason Bourgogne Nevers.svg
Coat of arms of the county of Nevers
Spouse(s) Isabelle de Coucy
Bonne of Artois
Noble family Valois-Burgundy
Father Philip the Bold
Mother Margaret III of Flanders
Born October 1389
Villaines-en-Duesmois
Died 25 October 1415 (aged 25–26)

Phillip II, Count of Nevers (October 1389, Villaines-en-Duesmois – 25 October 1415, Agincourt) was the youngest son of Philip the Bold and Margaret III of Flanders.[1]

He succeeded his brothers, John the Fearless and Anthony, Duke of Brabant, as Count of Nevers and Rethel respectively after each of them acceded to their duchies.[2]

He married in Soissons on 9 April 1409 Isabelle de Coucy (d. 1411),[3] daughter of Enguerrand VII de Coucy. They had two children:

  1. Philip (1410 – 1411/aft. 1415)
  2. Margaret (1411–1411/12)

He married again, in Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, Bonne of Artois, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu.[3] They had two sons:

  1. Charles I, Count of Nevers (1414–1464)[3]
  2. John II, Count of Nevers (bef. 1415 – 1491)[3]

He also had four illegitimate children by various mistresses.

In spite of his elder brother John's ambivalent position and ultimate refusal to come to the aid of the royal army in the face of the English invasion of Henry V in 1415, Philip was with the French army at the Battle of Agincourt, and both he and his brother Anthony were killed in the battle.[2] He was succeeded by his son Charles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vaughan 2009, p. 110-111.
  2. ^ a b Vaughan 2009, p. 81.
  3. ^ a b c d Vaughan 2010, p. xviii.

References[edit]

  • Vaughan, Richard (2009). Philip the Bold. The Boydell Press. 
  • Vaughan, Richard (2010). Philip the Good. The Boydell Press. 


Philip II, Count of Nevers
Cadet branch of the House of Valois
Born: October 1389 Died: 25 October 1415
Preceded by
John the Fearless
Count of Nevers
1405–1415
Succeeded by
Charles I
Preceded by
Anthony
Count of Rethel
1407–1415