Guy I, Count of Ligny

Guy I of Luxembourg-Ligny
Spouse(s) Mahaut of Châtillon
Noble family Luxembourg
Father John I of Luxembourg, Lord of Ligny
Mother Alix of Dampierre
Born 1340
Died 23 August 1371(1371-08-23)

Guy I of Luxembourg-Ligny (1340 – August 23, 1371) was Count of Saint-Pol (1360-1371) and Count of Ligny, Lord of Roussy and Beauvoir (1364-1371).

He was the son of John I and Alix of Dampierre, dame de Richebourg.

Guy participated and lost in the Battle of Baesweiler (present-day Germany), a conflict between his relative Wenceslaus I of Luxembourg, husband of the Duchess of Brabant on the one side, and William II, Duke of Jülich and Edward, Duke of Guelders on the other side.
The chronicler Jan van Boendale writes in his Brabantsche Yeesten that Guy lay wounded and abandoned on the battlefield, until he was discovered by a scavenger the next day, who killed and robbed him. When this plunderer tried later to sell his booty, he was hanged.

Marriage and children

In 1354 he married Mahaut de Châtillon (1335-1378), Countess of Saint-Pol, daughter of Jean de Châtillon-Saint-Pol and Jeanne de Fiennes,[1] and had:



  1. 1 2 (FR)Michelle Bubenicek, Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle, (Ecole de Chartes, 2002), 262.

Guy I, Count of Ligny
Born: 1340 Died: 23 August 1371
Preceded by
Guy V
Count of Saint-Pol
(jure uxoris)
Succeeded by
Waleran III
Preceded by
John I
Count of Ligny
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