Person:Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1)

Arthur II , duc de Bretagne
b.25 Jul 1262 Bretagne, France
d.27 Aug 1312
Facts and Events
Name Arthur II , duc de Bretagne
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Jul 1262 Bretagne, France
Marriage 1277 Tours, Indre-et-Loire, Franceto Marie , of Limoges
Marriage 1292 Franceto Yolande de Dreux, Countess of Montfort
Death[1] 27 Aug 1312 Château de l'Isle
Other? House of Dreux
Burial[2] Vannes, Morbihan, France


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Arthur II (25 July 1261 – 27 August 1312), of the House of Dreux, was Duke of Brittany from 1305 to his death. He was the first son of John II and Beatrice, daughter of Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence.

After he inherited the ducal throne, his brother John became Earl of Richmond.

As duke, Arthur was independent of the French crown. He divided his duchy into eight "battles": Leon, Kernev, Landreger, Penteur, Gwened, Naoned, Roazhon, and Sant Malou. In 1309, he convoked the first Estates of Brittany. It was the first time in French history that the third estate was represented.

Arthur died at Château de L'Isle and was interred in a marble tomb of the cordeliers of Vannes. The tomb was vandalised during the French Revolution, later repaired and is on display today.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. ARTHUR de Bretagne, son of JEAN II Duke of Brittany & his wife Beatrix of England (25 Jul 1262-Château de l'Isle 1312, bur Vannes), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.