William II of Dampierre

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William II of Dampierre
Spouse(s) Margaret II, Countess of Flanders
Noble family House of Dampierre
Father Guy II of Dampierre
Mother Mathilde of Bourbon
Born 1196
Died 3 September 1231(1231-09-03)

William II (1196 – 3 September 1231) was the lord of Dampierre from 1216 until his death. He was the son of Guy II, constable of Champagne, and Mathilde of Bourbon.[1]

His brother, Archambaud VIII, inherited Bourbon, and William inherited Dampierre. He married Margaret II, Countess of Flanders and Hainault,[1] in 1223 and was thus regent of Flanders until his death as "Willem I" (or "Guillaume Ier"). In 1226 a Cistercian nunnery was founded at St.-Dizier, by William and his wife Margaret.[2] Their sons William III and John would continue to confirm and patronzie the nunnery during their lives,[2] including William II's burial at the St.-Dizier nunnery in 1231.[2] William and Margaret would found more Cisterian nunneries throughout the county of Flanders, including one at Flines.[2]

He had four children (three sons) by Margaret and the eldest took part in the War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 217.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Anne E. Lester, Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth Century Champagne, (Cornell University Press, 2011), 156-157.
  3. ^ a b Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, 181.