John I, Count of Dreux

John I, Count of Dreux

Coat of arms of the Counts of Dreux
Spouse(s) Marie of Bourbon
Noble family House of Dreux
Father Robert III of Dreux
Mother Annora of Saint-Valéry
Born 1215
Died 1249

John I of Dreux (1215–1249), Count of Dreux and Braine, was the son of Robert III of Dreux and Annora (Aenor) of Saint-Valéry.[1]


Knighted by King Louis IX of France, he accompanied the king on several campaigns, firstly in Poitou in 1242, where he fought at the Battle of Taillebourg. In 1249 he joined the king on the Seventh Crusade to Egypt, but died at Nicosia in the Kingdom of Cyprus before arriving.[2]

In 1240 he married Marie (1220–1274), daughter of Archambaud VIII of Bourbon.[3] They had three children:


  1. Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf, Chronicles of the crusades, (George Bell and Sons, 1903), p. 376.
  2. Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores, Vol.44, Part 3, Ed. Sir Frederic Madden, (Longmans, Green, and Co, 1869), 564.
  3. Jochen Schenk, Templar Families: Landowning Families and the Order of the Temple in France, c. 1120-1307, (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 201.
  4. Michelle Bubenicek, Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle:Yolande de Flandre, Droit et politique au XIV siecle, (Ecole des Chartes, 2002), 54.


John I, Count of Dreux
Born: 1215 Died: 1249
Preceded by
Robert III
Count of Dreux
Succeeded by
Robert IV
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