Guigues VI Andre of Burgundy
M, b. 1184, d. March 5, 1237
- Birth: Guigues VI Andre of Burgundy was born in 1184 in Bourgogne, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France.
- Death: He died on March 5, 1237, at age ~53, in Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France.
Guy III of Dampierre
M, b. June 1225, d. March 7, 1304
- Birth: Guy III of Dampierre was born in June 1225 in Dampierre, Jura, France.
- Marriage: He and Mathilda of Bethune were married in June 1246.
- Marriage: Guy III of Dampierre and Isabelle of Luxembourg were married in March 1265.
- Death: Guy III of Dampierre died on March 7, 1304, at age 78, in Compiègne, Oise, Picardie, France.
- Note: Guy of Dampierre (Dutch: Gwijde van Dampierre) (c. 1226 – March 7, 1304, Compiègne) was the count of Flanders during the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. His coat-of-arms was "Or, a lion rampant sable". In June 1246 he married Matilda of Bethune (d. November 8, 1264), daughter of Robert VII, Lord of Bethune. In March 1265 he married Isabelle of Luxembourg (d. September 1298), daughter of Henry II, Count of Luxembourg. Guy was the second son of Guy II of Dampierre and Margaret II of Flanders. The death of his elder brother William in a tournament made him joint Count of Flanders with his mother. (She had made William co-ruler of Flanders 1246 to ensure that it would go to the Dampierre children of her second marriage, rather than the Avesnes children of her first.) Guy and his mother struggled against the Avesnes (led by John I, Count of Hainaut), but were defeated in 1253 at the Battle of Walcheren, and Guy was taken prisoner. By the mediation of Louis IX of France, he was ransomed in 1256. Some respite was obtained by the death of John of Hainaut in 1257.
In 1270, Margaret confiscated the property of English merchants in Flanders; this led to a devastating trade war with England, which supplied most of the wool for the Flemish weavers. Even after her abdication in 1278, Guy often found himself in difficulties with the fractious commoners.
In 1288, complaints over taxes led Philip IV of France to tighten his control over Flanders. Tension built between Guy and the king; in 1294, Guy arranged a marriage between his daughter Philippa and Edward, Prince of Wales. However, Philip imprisoned Guy and two of his sons, forced him to call off the marriage, and imprisoned Philippa in Paris until her death in 1306. Guy was summoned before the king again in 1296, and the principal cities of Flanders were taken under royal protection until Guy paid an idemnity and surrendered his territories, to hold them at the grace of the king.
After these indignities, Guy attempted to revenge himself on Philip by an alliance with Edward I of England in 1297, to which Philip responded by declaring Flanders annexed to the royal domain. The French under Robert II of Artois defeated the Flemings at the Battle of Furnes, and Edward's expedition into Flanders was abortive. He made peace with Philip in 1298 and left Guy to his fate. The French invaded again in 1299 and captured both Guy and his son Robert in January 1300.
The Flemish burghers, however, found direct French rule to be more oppressive than that of the count. After smashing a French army at the Battle of Courtrai in 1302, Guy was briefly released by the French to try to negotiate terms. His subjects, however, refused to compromise; and a new French offensive in 1304 destroyed a Flemish fleet at the Battle of Zierikzee and fought the Flemings to a draw at the Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle. Guy was returned to prison, where he died. (Wikipedia.)
Mathilda of Bethune
F, b. circa 1230, d. November 8, 1264
- Birth: Mathilda of Bethune was born circa 1230 in Bethune, Artois, Pas-de-Calais, France.
- Marriage: She and Guy III of Dampierre were married in June 1246.
- Death: Mathilda of Bethune died on November 8, 1264.
William II of Dampierre
M, b. 1196, d. September 3, 1231
- Birth: William II of Dampierre was born in 1196.
- Death: He died on September 3, 1231, at age ~35.
- Note: William II (1196 – 3 September 1231) was the lord of Dampierre from 1216 until his death. He was the son of Guy II, constable of Champagne, and Matilda, heiress of Bourbon.
His brother, Archambaud VIII, inherited Bourbon and he Dampierre. He married Margaret II, Countess of Flanders and Hainault, in 1223 and was thus regent of Flanders until his death as "Willem (or Guillaume) I." He had four children (three sons) by Margaret and the eldest took part in the War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault. (Wikipedia.)
Marguerite II of Constantinople
F, b. June 2, 1202, d. 1278
- Birth: Marguerite II of Constantinople was born on June 2, 1202 in Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey.
- Marriage: She and Bouchard d'Avesnes were married on July 23, 1212.
- Divorce: Marguerite II of Constantinople and Bouchard d'Avesnes were divorced in 1221.
- Death: Marguerite II of Constantinople died in 1278, at age ~76.
- Note: She was the younger daughter of Baldwin I of Constantinople, who was also count of Flanders and Hainaut, and Marie of Champagne. He left on the Fourth Crusade before she was born, and her mother left two years later, leaving Margaret and her older sister Jeanne in the guardianship of their uncle Philip of Namur. After her mother died in 1204, and her father the next year, the now-orphaned Margaret and her sister remained under Philip's guardianship until 1208, when he gave their wardship to King Philip II of France. In 1212 Margaret married Bouchard d'Avesnes, a prominent Hainaut nobleman. This was apparently a love match, though it was approved by Margaret's sister Jeanne, who had herself recently married. The two sisters subsequently had a falling out over Margaret's share of their inheritance, which led Jeanne to attempt to get Margaret's marriage dissolved. She alleged that the marriage was invalid, and without much inspection of the facts of the case Pope Innocent III condemned the marriage, though he did not formally annul it. Bourchard and Margaret continued as a married couple, having two children, as their conflict with Jeanne grew violent and Bouchard was captured and imprisoned in 1219. He was released in 1221 on the condition that the couple separate and that Bouchard get absolution from the pope. While he was in Rome, Jeanne convinced Margaret to re-marry, this time to William of Dampierre, a nobleman from Champagne. This situation caused something of a scandal, for the marriage was possibly bigamous, and violated the church's strictures on consanguinity as well. The disputes regarding the validity of the 2 marriages and the legitimacy of her children by each husband continued for decades, becoming entangled in the politics of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1246 king Louis IX of France, acting as an arbitrator, gave the right to inherit Flanders to the Dampierre children, and the rights to Hainaut to the Avesnes children. This would seem to have settled the matter, but in 1253 problems arose again. The eldest son, John d'Avesnes was uneasy about his rights, convinced William II, Count of Holland to seize Hainaut and the parts of Flanders which were within the bounds of the empire. William of Holland was, as emperor-elect, overlord for these territories, and also John's brother-in-law. A civil war followed, which ended when the Avesnes forces defeated and imprisoned the Dampierres at the Battle of Walcheren. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.)
Guy II of Dampierre
M, b. circa 1155, d. January 18, 1216
- Birth: Guy II of Dampierre was born circa 1155 in Troyes, Champagne, Dijon, Cantal, Auvergne, France.
- Marriage: He and Matilda of Bourbon were married on September 9, 1196.
- Death: Guy II of Dampierre died on January 18, 1216 in Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France.
Matilda of Bourbon
F, b. circa 1165, d. June 20, 1218
- Birth: Matilda of Bourbon was born circa 1165 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
- Marriage: She and Guy II of Dampierre were married on September 9, 1196.
- Death: Matilda of Bourbon died on June 20, 1218 in Fontevrault, Montelaux, Moines, France.
William I of Dampierre
M, b. circa 1125
- Birth: William I of Dampierre was born circa 1125.
Ermengarde de Mouchy
F, b. circa 1125
- Birth: Ermengarde de Mouchy was born circa 1125.
Archambaud VII of Bourbon
M, b. circa 1110
- Birth: Archambaud VII of Bourbon was born circa 1110 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
- Note: A notice dated [25 Jan] [1137/39] or 1140 concerning the foundation of the leprosery of La Madeleine near Souvigny refers to a donation of land by "domni Archinbaudi Borbonensis et Agnetis comitissæ" sold property to the prior of Montet by charter dated to [22 Sep 1095/early Jan 1097] According to Europäische Stammtafeln, the wife of Archambaud [VII] was AGNES de Maurienne, daughter of HUMBERT II "le Renforcé" Comte de Maurienne et de Savoie & his wife Gisèle de Bourgogne [Comté]. No indication has so far been found that this origin is incorrect. However, it is surprising that Archambaud VII (who was a bachelor, and probably in his mid-thirties, at the time of his marriage) should have married a spinster who would then have been in her late thirties. The reference in the charter referred to above to "Agnetis comitissæ" indicates that Agnes was of higher rank by birth than her husband. (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/AQUITAINE%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc129080300)
The first House of Bourbon ended in 1200 with the death of Archambault VII. It left only one heiress, Mahaut de Bourbon, whose husband, Guy II of Dampierre, added Montlucon to the possessions of the lords of Bourbon, extending to the River Cher during the 11th and 12th centuries. (Wikipedia.)
Agnes of Savoy
F, b. circa 1110
- Birth: Agnes of Savoy was born circa 1110.
Aimon II "Vairevache" of Bourbon
M, b. circa 1078
- Birth: Aimon II "Vairevache" of Bourbon was born circa 1078 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
Aldesinde Lucia of Nevers
F, b. circa 1078
- Birth: Aldesinde Lucia of Nevers was born circa 1078.
Archambaud IV "the Bold" of Bourbon
M, b. 1030, d. 1078
- Birth: Archambaud IV "the Bold" of Bourbon was born in 1030.
- Death: He died in 1078, at age ~48.
F, b. circa 1030
- Birth: Phillippa Auvergne was born circa 1030.
Archambaud III "the Young" of Bourbon
M, b. circa 1002, d. August 16, 1078
- Birth: Archambaud III "the Young" of Bourbon was born circa 1002 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
- Death: He died on August 16, 1078 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
Archambaud II of Bourbon
M, b. circa 981, d. 1034
- Birth: Archambaud II of Bourbon was born circa 981 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
- Death: He died in 1034 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
F, b. circa 980
- Birth: Ermengarde was born circa 980.
Archambaud I of Bourbon
M, b. 940, d. 990
- Birth: Archambaud I of Bourbon was born in 940 in Bourbon-l'Archambault, Allier, Auvergne, France.
- Death: He died in 990, at age ~50.
Aymon I of Bourbon
M, b. circa 900
- Birth: Aymon I of Bourbon was born circa 900.
- Note: AIMON [I] (900/05-after Jan 954). He is presumably "Aimonis" who witnessed the Mar 920 charter of his presumed father. He names his parents in his donation to Cluny dated Jan 954. 943, 950. Sire de Bourbon. He made donations to Cluny dated Nov 950 and Jan 954. m ALDESINDE ---. "Eldesindis" is named wife of Aimon in the latter's charters to Cluny dated Nov 950 and Jan 954. (http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/AQUITAINE%20NOBILITY.htm#_Toc12908030
Cité en 950, 953 et 954 : Aymon Ier de Bourbon (v. 900-v. 980) Seigneur de Bourbon (cité en 950, 953, 954) (Wikipedia.)
Aymar of Bourbon
M, b. circa 870
- Birth: Aymar of Bourbon was born circa 870.
- Note: Adhémar ou Aymar de Bourbon (supposé né vers 870, supposé décédé en 921) Premier sire de Bourbon connu.
The Sire de Bourbon or Seigneur de Bourbon was the title held by the rulers of Bourbonnais until 1327 when Louis I was created Duke of Bourbon. The title dates back to the at least to the early tenth century and Adhémar or Aymar of Bourbon.
Its first known lord was Adhémar (or Aymar) in the 10th century AD. He acquired the castle of Bourbon (today Bourbon Archambault) which gave its name to the family, the House of Bourbon. (Wikipedia.)
Guillaume V Auvergne
M, b. circa 985, d. 1064
- Birth: Guillaume V Auvergne was born circa 985 in Auvergne, Eure, Haute-Normandie, France.
- Death: He died in 1064.
Philippine of Gevaudan
F, b. 1004
- Birth: Philippine of Gevaudan was born in 1004 in Gevaudan, Essonne, France.