Person:Robert II of Dreux (1)

Robert , Count de Dreux, Braine & Longuevill II
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Name Robert , Count de Dreux, Braine & Longuevill II
Alt Name Robert de Dreux, II
Gender Male
Birth? 1154 Dreux, France
Alt Marriage 1183 Dreux, Eure-et-Loir, Franceto Yolande de Coucy
Marriage 1184 Dreux, Eure-Et-Loire, Franceto Yolande de Coucy
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Yolande de Coucy
Death? 28 Dec 1218 Abbey of Braine, Ste-Yves, Braine, France
Reference Number[1] Q1241350?
Burial? Abbaye de Braine, Braines, Loire-Atlantique, France

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Robert II of Dreux (1154 – 28 December 1218), Count of Dreux and Braine, was the eldest surviving son of Robert I, Count of Dreux, and Agnes de Baudemont, countess of Braine, and a grandson of King Louis VI of France.

He participated in the Third Crusade, at the Siege of Acre and the Battle of Arsuf. He took part in the war in Normandy against the Angevin Kings between 1193 and 1204. Count Robert had seized the castle of Nonancourt from Richard I of England while he was imprisoned in Germany in late-1193. The count also participated in the Albigensian Crusade in 1210. In 1214 he fought alongside King Philip Augustus at the Battle of Bouvines.

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  1. Robert II of Dreux, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), 135-28.
  3.   Robert II de Dreux, Comte de Dreux, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.