Person:John VII of Harcourt (1)

John VII of Harcourt
b.1369
m. 14 Oct 1359
  1. John VII of Harcourt1369 - 1452
  2. Marie of Harcourt - Aft 1427
  3. Isabelle d'Harcourt1371 - 1443
  4. Jeanne d'Harcourt1372 - 1443
  5. Marguerite d'Harcourt1378 -
m. Abt 1390
  1. John VIII of Harcourt1396 - 1424
  2. Marie of Harcourt1398 - 1476
  3. Jeanne d'Harcourt1399 - 1456
Facts and Events
Name John VII of Harcourt
Alt Name Jean van Harcourt
Alt Name[2] Jean _____, Comte d'Harcourt
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1369
Marriage Contract 17 Mar 1390 Paris, Paris, Franceto Marie of Alencon
Marriage Abt 1390 to Marie of Alencon
Alt Death[2] 18 Mar 1452
Death[1] 18 Dec 1452 Châtellerault, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Reference Number? Q938376?


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Jean VII d'Harcourt (1369-18 December 1452, Châtellerault) was a French nobleman. He was Count of Harcourt, Count of Aumale, Viscount of Châtellerault, and Seigneur of Mézières, of Elbeuf, of Lillebone, of La Saussaye etc.

He was the son of John VI of Harcourt, Count of Harcourt, and of Catherine de Bourbon, sister-in-law of King Charles V of France. On 17 March 1390, he married Marie of Alençon (29 March 1373-1417), princess of the blood, daughter of Pierre II, Count of Alençon and of Marie Chamaillart d'Anthenaise, Viscountess of Beaumont, and they had three children:

He participated in the siege of Taillebourg, where he was made a knight by his uncle Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, and at the siege of Tunis and Harfleur. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Agincourt (1415), where he was taken prisoner.

In 1418, his castle at Harcourt was taken by the English. His titles of Count of Aumale and Count of Harcourt were usurped and given to Richard de Beauchamp, 13th Earl of Warwick and Thomas Beaufort, Duke of Exeter.

 His cousin, King Charles VI, therefore supported him and named him captain general of Normandy, and gave him a gift of 1000 books.  On his death in 1452, he was buried at the Franciscan convent at Châtellerault, which he had founded. With him, the oldest branch of Harcourt became extinct.
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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 John VII of Harcourt, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 JEAN (VII), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.