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Raoul II of Clermont (? – Kortrijk, July 11, 1302) was Lord of Nesle, Vicomte of Châteaudun, Grand Chamberlain of France and Constable of France.
He was son of Simon II of Clermont and Adele of Montfort.
Raoul de Clermont was one of the most important generals of King Louis IX of France. He participated in most campaigns of the King, including the Eighth Crusade against Tunis. Named Constable of France in 1285, he fought in the Aragonese Crusade and in the War against Flanders under Robert II, Count of Artois.
In 1302, together with his younger brother Guy I of Clermont, Marshal of France, he fought against the Flemish in the Battle of the Golden Spurs, and both were killed.
Raoul II married (1st) in 1268 Alix de Dreux (died 1293), Vicomtesse of Châteaudun, daughter of Robert de Dreux. They had three daughters :
- Alix, (died 1330), Vicomtesse of Châteaudun, Lady of Mondoubleau; married Guillaume IV of Flanders, Lord of Dendermonde and Crèvecoeur (died 1311), son of Guy, Count of Flanders.
- Isabelle, (died after August 1324), Lady of Semblançay, married Hugues de l'Archévêque, Lord of Montfort-le-Rotrou (died before August 1324).
- Beatrix (died before September 14, 1320), married Aymer de Valence, 2nd Earl of Pembroke.
In January 1296 Raoul married (2nd) Isabelle of Hainault, daughter of John II, Count of Holland and Philippa of Luxembourg.
They had no children.
- ↑ Raoul of Clermont, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).