Jean II de Croÿ, prince de Chimay

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Jean de Croÿ

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Death: Died in Valenciennes, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean de Croÿ; Jean I de Croy; Marguerite de Craon and Marguerite de Craon
Husband of Marie de Lalaing and Marie de Lalaing
Father of Philippe I de Croÿ, II. comte de Chimay; Jacqueline de Croÿ and Michel de Croÿ, seigneur de Sempy
Brother of Jeanne de Croÿ; Antoine I, seigneur de Croÿ; Agnes de Croÿ; Archambaud de Croÿ; Jacqueline de Croÿ and 2 others

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About Jean II de Croÿ, prince de Chimay

  • Jean II de Croÿ - Wikipedia - English
  • House of Croÿ - Wikipedia - English
  • Prince of Chimay and progenitor of the line of Croÿ-Solre
  • born - ca.1390/95
  • died - 25 Mar 1473, Valenciennes
  • married - Marie of Lalaing (1390 - 1474)
  • children -
  1. Jaqueline Croÿ, (1430 - 1500)
  2. Philip de Croÿ-Chimay (1430 - 18 Sep 1482), lord of Quievrain
  3. Catherine, (1440 - 1515)

Jean II belonged to the powereful House fo Croÿ. He wa the second surviving son of Jean I de Croÿ and Marie de Craon. His elder brother was Antoine I de Croÿ

Jean II de Croÿ was a prominent member of the Burgundian court. He governed Hainaut andNamur in the name of the dukes of Burgandy as grand bailli de Hainaut. His dominions were centered on the town of Chimay, of which he became the first count. In 1430, he was made one of the very first Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

He had been godfather to Charles the Bold in 1433 and to the Dauphin in 1459. He was also amongst those who took the Banquet of the oath of the Pheasant in 1454. (car)

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