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|
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.
In 1240 he married Marie (1220–1274), daughter of Archambaud VIII of Bourbon. They had three children:
- Robert IV (1241–1282), succeeded his father.
- Yolande, became the second wife of John I, Count of Dammartin.
- Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf, Chronicles of the crusades, (George Bell and Sons, 1903), p. 376.
- Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores, Vol.44, Part 3, Ed. Sir Frederic Madden, (Longmans, Green, and Co, 1869), 564.
- Jochen Schenk, Templar Families: Landowning Families and the Order of the Temple in France, c. 1120-1307, (Cambridge University Press, 2012), 201.
- 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.
- Rerum Britannicarum medii aevi scriptores, Vol.44, Part 3, Ed. Sir Frederic Madden, Longmans, Green, and Co, 1869.
- Richard of Devizes and Geoffrey de Vinsauf, Chronicles of the crusades, George Bell and Sons, 1903.
John I, Count of DreuxBorn: 1215 Died: 1249
|Count of Dreux
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