Guy , Viscount de Thouars I
- Guy , Viscount de Thouars I
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Guy of Thouars (died 12 April 1213) was the third husband of Constance, Duchess of Brittany, whom he married in 1199 in Angiers. He was an Occitan noble, a member of the House of Thouars.
Guy and Constance had two daughters, Alix of Thouars and Katherine, Dame of Vitre, in 1201. Constance died in childbirth.
Between 1198 and the time of her death delivering twin daughters, Constance acted as regent for her young son Arthur I, Duke of Brittany. Constance had abdicated her ducal throne in Arthur's favour in 1194. Once Duke Arthur I died in 1203, he was succeeded by his infant maternal sister, Alix of Thouars. Guy served as Regent of Brittany for his infant daughter Alix, Duchess of Brittany from 1203 to 1206.
In 1206 Philip II took the regency of Brittany himself, much to the consternation of the Breton nobles.
Guy of Thouars died in 1213 in Chemillé in the county of Maine, and was buried with Constance at Villeneuve Abbey in Les Sorinières outside of Nantes.
- Guy of Thouars, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- Guy de Thouars, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- GUY (-château de Chemillé 23 Apr 1213, bur 24 Nov 1225 Villeneuve-les-Nantes, Abbaye de Notre-Dame), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.