Person:Gaston II of Foix-Béarn (1)

Gaston II de Foix-Béarn
d.26 Sep 1343
Facts and Events
Name Gaston II de Foix-Béarn
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1308
Marriage 1327 to Eleonore de Comminges
Death[1][2] 26 Sep 1343
Reference Number? Q612148?

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Gaston II of Foix-Béarn (1308 – September 1343), son of Gaston I of Foix-Béarn and Jeanne of Artois, was the 10th Count of Foix.

In 1315, after the death of his father Gaston I, he became Count of Foix, and Viscount of Béarn, Marsan, Gabardan, Nébouzan and Lautrec under the regency of his mother, Jeanne of Artois. Count Gaston II imprisoned his mother Jeanne d'Artois in 1331 at the Château of Foix, being later moved in turn to Orthez, Lourdes and Carbonne.

Gaston II married his cousin Eleanore de Comminges,[1] daughter of Bernard VII of Comminges and Laura de Montfort. Eleanore de Comminges brought, as a dowry, her rights to the County of Bigorre.

They had one son: Gaston III Febus, who succeeded his father as Count of Foix.

Gaston II had several illegitimate children:

  • Pedro de Bearn, married Florensa de Aragón, Lady of Biscay.
  • Bearnesa, wife of Arnaldo Ramon de Castellnou, viscount of Orthez.
  • Margarita, wife of Juan de Castellverdu, seigneur of Caumont
  • Arnaldo Guillermo de Bearn (died 1391), married to Juana, Lady of Morlaàs.

His actions in 1339 during the conquest of the castle of Tartas resulted in him receiving the title of Viscount of Lautrec.

He was at the Siege of Algeciras (1342–44) in southern Spain, which was led by King Alfonso XI of Castile. He died of the plague at Seville in 1343.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gaston II of Foix-Béarn, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. GASTON (II) "le Preux" de Foix, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.