Person:John of Artois, Count of Eu (1)

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Jean d'Artois, comte d'Eu
b.29 Sep 1321
d.6 Apr 1387
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Name Jean d'Artois, comte d'Eu
Gender Male
Alt Birth[2] 29 Aug 1321
Birth[1] 29 Sep 1321
Marriage Contract 11 Jul 1352 Eu, Seine-Maritime, FranceChâteau d'Eu
to Isabeau de Melun
Death[2] 6 Apr 1387


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John of Artois (29 September 1321 – 1387), called "sans Terre" (Lackland), was the son of Robert III of Artois and Jeanne of Valois. The confiscation of his father's goods for attempted fraud in 1331 had left him without an inheritance.

In 1352, he was created Count of Eu, a title earlier forfeited at the execution of the previous holder, Raoul II of Brienne. He was badly wounded at the Battle of Poitiers on 19 September 1356, and was captured there by the English. Enormously rich his ransom was sold to the Black Prince by his captor Élie de Pommiers for 30,000 old écus.

He married Isabeau of Melun (1328–1389), daughter of John I of Melun, Count of Tancarville, on 11 July 1352 and had the following issue:

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References
  1. John of Artois, Count of Eu, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 JEAN d'Artois, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.