Charles de Blois

Charles de Blois

Male 1319 - 1384  (65 years)    Has more than 100 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Charles de Blois 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 1319  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1384  Auray Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19068  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 

    Father Comte Guy de Châtillon, I,   d. 1342 
    Mother Marguerite de Valois,   b. 1295,   d. Jul 1342  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1310 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F6407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeanne de Penthièvre,   b. 1319, Brittany, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1384, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1337  France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Marie de Châtillon,   b. 1343,   d. 1404  (Age 61 years)
    +2. Comte Jean de Châtillon,   b. Abt 1340,   d. 16 Jan 1403  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2010 
    Family ID F6408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Charles of Blois had married Jeanne de Penthievre, heiress to the Duke of Brittany. When her uncle, the last duke died without leaving an heir, the dukedom was to be contested by Jeanne against the Comte de Montfort, known as Jean or John. Charles of Blois, taking up the cause of his wife's claim as his own, began a feud with the Montforts, man and wife. Montfort sided with the English against Philip VI in the 100 years war. Charles of Blois, of course defended the French side of the quarrel. He had captured Jean /John de Montfort and had him imprisoned in the Louvre, and then had to defend himself again Montfort's wife, the Countess Jeanne of Montfort, from Flanders. She pitted herself against Charles of Bloise, defending the town of Hennebont, which Charles had put under siege. The Countess broke the siege and saved the town. Charles himself was captured by the English in 1346, and spent nine years in and English prison.
      after nine years as a prisoner of the English paid aransom, and was returned to France. The ransom said to have been asmuch as 350,000 livre or 700,000, was at last ready to come to termswith the implacable Countess de Montfort over the dukedom of Brittany. But Charles wife, Jeanne de Penthievre (said to be crippled) would not relent, and Charles went on with the battle until he himself was killed at Auray in 1364.
      After his death in battle of Auray ) the countship of Blois lay unused until 1397 when the countship was sold (by the French crown) to Louis I duc d'Orleans.

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