Philip of Artois, Count of Eu

Philip Of Artois, Count Of Eu

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Philip of Artois (1358 – June 16, 1397, Micalizo), son of John of Artois, Count of Eu and Isabeau of Melun,Wilson, Katherine M., Medieval women writers, (Manchester University Press, 1984), 360. was Count of Eu from 1387 until his death, succeeding his brother Robert.

Philip was a gallant and energetic soldier. In 1383, he captured the town of Bourbourg from the English. He went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Egypt, being released through the mediation of Jean Boucicaut and the Venetians. In 1390, he joined the unsuccessful expedition of Louis II, Duke of Bourbon against Mahdia. In 1392, he was created Constable of France.

On January 27, 1393, he married Marie (1367–1434), daughter of John, Duke of Berry. They had four children:

As a prominent Crusader, he was one of the French contingent sent to take part in the Battle of Nicopolis. He was captured in...
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