John of Artois, Count of Eu

John Of Artois, Count Of Eu

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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.Froland, Louis, Memoires concernans le comté-pairi d'Eu, et ses usages pretendus locaux, (1722), 13. Anquetil, Louis-Pierre and Gallais (Jean-Pierre, M.), Vincent Marie Viénot, Histoire de France depuis les Gaulois jusqu'à la mort de Louis XVI, (Rue Neuves Des Petit Champs, 1819), 184-185.

In 1352, he was created Count of Eu, which had been confiscated 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.Sumption, Jonathon, The Hundred Years War: Trial by Fire, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999), 147. 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),Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert, North-eastern France, (Hazell, Watson & Viney, Ld., 1890), 58. daughter of John I of Melun, Count of Tancarville, on 11 July 1352 and had the following issue:
  • Jeanne (1353–1420), married at the Château d'Eu on 12 July 1365 Simon de Thouars (d. 1365), Count of Dreux
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