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Robert "Crusader" Capet, I

Nicknames: "Le Vaillant", "le Bon", ""the Good"", "The Good"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Poissy, Ile-de-France, France
Death: Died in Manssurah, Egypt
Cause of death: Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah during the Seventh Crusade
Immediate Family:

Son of Louis VIII le Lion, roi de France and Blanche de Castille, reine consort de France
Husband of Mathilde van Brabant
Father of Blanche de Navarre et d'Artois and Robert II 'le Bon', comte d'Artois
Brother of Blanche Capet, (mort jeune); Agnès Capet; Philippe de France; Jean Capet de France, (mort jeune); Louis IX le Saint, roi de France and 7 others

Occupation: Comte d'Artois, "The Good"; Crusader KIA, COUNT OF ARTOIS, Count of Artois, Comte d' Artois, descendant of King Phillippe of France, soldier?
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About Robert "Crusader" Capet, I

Robert de France, Comte d'Artois

and in French: Robert I d'Artois

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois, the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

Life

He received Artois as an appanage, in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX, in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II, offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

[edit] Marriage

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda, daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen.[2]

They had two children:

   * Blanche (1248–1302)
   * Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade, led by his brother Louis IX of France.

[edit] Death

Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris, he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile).

Robert de Valois

Count of Artois

Spouse Matilda of Brabant

Issue

Blanche of Artois

Robert II of Artois

Noble family Valois

Father Louis VIII of France

Mother Blanche of Castile

Born September 25, 1216

Died February 8, 1250

Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre.

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Ier_d%27Artois

Robert Ier d'Artois est né en 1216 et mort à Mansourah le 9 février 1250. Comte d'Artois (1237-1250), il est le troisième fils de Louis VIII et de Blanche de Castille et le frère de Saint Louis.

Marié à Mathilde, fille d'Henri II de Brabant et de Marie de Hohenstaufen, il eut :

  1. Blanche (1248 † 1302), mariée avec le roi Henri Ier de Navarre puis avec Edmund de Lancastre, un prince cadet anglais.
  2. Robert II (1250 †1302)

Suivant les dispositions testamentaires de son père, mort en 1226, il reçoit en 1237, c'est-à-dire à sa majorité, le comté d'Artois en apanage. En 1240, le pape Grégoire IX, en lutte contre Frédéric II de Hohenstaufen, lui offre la couronne impériale, mais il refuse de prétendre à l'empire.

En 1249, il prend part à la septième croisade aux côtés de son frère Louis IX et participa à la prise de Damiette, le 6 juin 1250. Puis l'armée croisée marche sur Mansourah. Le 8 février 1250, elle traverse un gué sur le Bahr al-Saghîr. Robert d'Artois commande l'avant-garde, composée des Templiers, et défait le corps de troupe musulman qui défend la rive. Au lieu d'attendre le gros des troupes, et contre l'avis de Guillaume de Sonnac, maître du Temple, il se lance à l'assaut de Mansourah, commence à mettre l'armée égyptienne en déroute et fait irruption dans Mansourah. Mais Baybars, un chef mamelouk, organise une contre attaque, bloque les rues de Mansourah avec des barricades et massacre les 280 chevaliers de l'avant-garde, y compris Robert d'Artois.

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Arms: D'azur semé de fleurs-de-lis d'or; au lambel de gueules en chef, chaque pendant chargé de trois tours d'or, rangées en pal.4 Robert I, comte d' Artois was born in 1216. He was the son of Louis VIII "le Lion", roi de France and Blanche Alfonsez de Castilla.3 Robert I, comte d' Artois was born in September 1216.5 He witnessed the will of Louis VIII "le Lion", roi de France in June 1225; Provided for his brother, Philippe Hurepel (Domfront and Mortain), and sons Robert (Artois), Jean (Anjou and Maine), Alphonse (Poitou and Auvergne). Introduced for the first time the restriction that the lands return to the Crown in the absence of direct heir. The restriction was not consistently inserted in the actual letters patent at first, but the Parliment of Paris in 1284 denied Charles d'Anjou's right to inherit his brother's domain of Poitou as collateral heir. Thus the apanage was born.6 Comte d'Artois in 1237.7 Robert I, comte d' Artois married Mahaud de Brabant, daughter of Henri II "le Magnanime", duc de Brabant and Maria von Schwaben, on 14 June 1237 at Campiegne; Her 1st. From this union descend the Counts of Artois.8,9 Robert I, comte d' Artois was joined the Eqyptian Crusade of his brother, St. Louis, in 1249. 7th Crusade: To Muslim Egypt. Between 1249 and 1250.10 He died on 9 February 1250 at al-Mansurah, Egypt, at age 34 years. Robert of Artois led a surprise attack on the Egyptian camp two miles (three kilometres) from al-Mansurah and, rejecting the advice of more experienced campaigners, impetuously moved ahead, only to be trapped within the city. Many knights lost their lives.11 He was ancestor of the House of Artois (to 1472).7

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

  1. Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)
  2. Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris, he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis ( a branch of the Nile ).

[edit] Ancestry



















16. Louis VI of France








8. Louis VII of France












17. Adelaide of Maurienne








4. Philip II of France















18. Theobald II, Count of Champagne








9. Adèle of Champagne












19. Matilda of Carinthia








2. Louis VIII of France


















20. Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut








10. Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut












21. Alice of Namur








5. Isabelle of Hainaut















22. Thierry, Count of Flanders








11. Margaret I, Countess of Flanders












23. Sibylla of Anjou








1. Robert I of Artois





















24. Alfonso VII of León








12. Sancho III of Castile












25. Berenguela of Barcelona








6. Alfonso VIII of Castile















26. García Ramírez of Navarre








13. Blanca of Navarre












27. Marguerite de l'Aigle








3. Blanche of Castile


















28. Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou








14. Henry II of England












29. Matilda of England








7. Leonora of England















30. William X, Duke of Aquitaine








15. Eleanor of Aquitaine












31. Aenor de Châtellerault







Preceded by

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B: Sep 1216

, Paris, Isle De France

D: 8 Feb 1249/1250

, , , , Egypt

M: 14 Jun 1237

Compiegne, , France

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Robert I de France, Comte d'Artois

M, #102536, b. September 1216, d. 9 February 1250

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Last Edited=23 Oct 2007

Consanguinity Index=0.61%

    Robert I de France, Comte d'Artois was born in September 1216. He was the son of Louis VIII, Roi de France and Blanca de Castilla. He married Matilde de Brabant, daughter of Henri II, Duc de Brabant and Marie von Hohenstaufen, in 1237.1 He died on 9 February 1250 at age 33 at Mansourah, Egypt, killed.
    Robert I de France, Comte d'Artois gained the title of Comte d'Artois.2

Children of Robert I de France, Comte d'Artois and Matilde de Brabant

Blanche d'Artois+ b. bt 1245 - 1250, d. 2 May 1302

Robert, Comte d'Artois+ b. 1250, d. 1302

Citations

[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 64. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 74. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant, and they had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Robert I of Artois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II,

Duke of Brabant, and they had two children:

  1. Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)
  2. Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Descendant of Charlemagne

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois , the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile . He received Artois as an appanage , in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX , in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II , offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda , daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen . They had two children: Blanche (1248–1302) and Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade , led by his brother Louis IX of France . Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah . He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville , he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris , he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile ).

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois, the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

Life

He received Artois as an appanage, in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX, in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II, offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

Marriage

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda, daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen.[2]

They had two children:

   * Blanche (1248–1302)
   * Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade, led by his brother Louis IX of France.

Death

Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris, he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile).

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Floris IV (24 June 1210 The Hague–19 July 1234, Corbie, France), Count of Holland from 1222 to 1234. He was a son of William I of Holland and Adelaide of Geldern.

Floris IV succeeded his father in 1222. His regent was Baldwin of Bentheim. He acquired the Land of Altena. He had constant disputes with the bishop of Utrecht, Otto of Lippe, but helped him against the peasants of Drenthe in 1227. Floris was a real knight, who went on crusade against the Stedingers north of Bremen in 1234. He died at a French tourney.

[edit] Family and children


Coats of Arms of the Counts of Holland.He married before 6 December 1214 Matilde of Brabant, daughter of Duke Henry I of Brabant and Maud of Boulogne and Alsace. Their children were:

1.William II, Count of Holland (1227–1256).

2.Floris (ca. 1228 - 1258), Regent of Holland in 1256-1258.

3.Adelaide of Holland (ca. 1230–1284), married, in Frankfurt am Main in 1246, Jean I of Avesnes, Count of Hainaut. Their descendants eventually inherited Holland. She was Regent of Holland in 1258-1263.

4.Margaret (d. 1277), married ca. 1249 to Count Hermann I of Henneberg.

5.Mechtild

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

[edit] Ancestry

                                 

 16. Louis VI of France 
 
         

 8. Louis VII of France   
 
               

 17. Adelaide of Maurienne 
 
         

 4. Philip II of France   
 
                     

 18. Theobald II, Count of Champagne 
 
         

 9. Adèle of Champagne   
 
               

 19. Matilda of Carinthia 
 
         

 2. Louis VIII of France   
 
                           

 20. Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut 
 
         

 10. Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut   
 
               

 21. Alice of Namur 
 
         

 5. Isabelle of Hainaut   
 
                     

 22. Thierry, Count of Flanders 
 
         

 11. Margaret I, Countess of Flanders   
 
               

 23. Sibylla of Anjou 
 
         

 1. Robert I of Artois   
 
                                 

 24. Alfonso VII of León 
 
         

 12. Sancho III of Castile   
 
               

 25. Berenguela of Barcelona 
 
         

 6. Alfonso VIII of Castile   
 
                     

 26. García Ramírez of Navarre 
 
         

 13. Blanca of Navarre   
 
               

 27. Marguerite de l'Aigle 
 
         

 3. Blanche of Castile   
 
                           

 28. Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou 
 
         

 14. Henry II of England   
 
               

 29. Matilda of England 
 
         

 7. Leonora of England   
 
                     

 30. William X, Duke of Aquitaine 
 
         

 15. Eleanor of Aquitaine   
 
               

 31. Aenor de Châtellerault 
 
         

Preceded by

— Count of Artois

1237–1250 Succeeded by

Robert II

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Robert I of Artois

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Descendant of Charlemagne

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois , the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile . He received Artois as an appanage , in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX , in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II , offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda , daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen . They had two children: Blanche (1248–1302) and Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade , led by his brother Louis IX of France . Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah . He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville , he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris , he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile ).

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Robert I, Count of Artois

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Robert de Valois

Count of Artois

Spouse Matilda of Brabant

Issue

Blanche of Artois

Robert II of Artois

Noble family Valois

Father Louis VIII of France

Mother Blanche of Castile

Born September 25, 1216

Died February 8, 1250

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois, the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.[1]

Contents

[show]

   * 1 Life
   * 2 Marriage
   * 3 Death
   * 4 Ancestry
   * 5 Notes
   * 6 References

[edit] Life

He received Artois as an appanage, in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX, in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II, offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

[edit] Marriage

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda, daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen.[2]

They had two children:

   * Blanche (1248–1302)
   * Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade, led by his brother Louis IX of France.

[edit] Death

Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris, he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile).

Notes

  1. ^ Masson, Gustave, The story of mediæval France: from the reign of Hugues Capet to the beginnings of the sixteenth century, (G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1888), 90.
  2. ^ Leese, Thelma Anna, Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399, (Heritage Books Inc., 2007), 35.

[edit] References

   * Leese, Thelma Anna, Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399, Heritage Books Inc., 2007.
   * Masson, Gustave, The story of mediæval France: from the reign of Hugues Capet to the beginnings of the sixteenth century, G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1888.

French royalty

Preceded by

Louis, Count of Artois Heir to the Throne

as Heir presumptive

8 November 1226 — 25 February 1244 Succeeded by

Louis

French nobility

Preceded by

— Count of Artois

1237–1250 Succeeded by

Robert II

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Robert I, Count of Artois

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Robert de Valois

Count of Artois

RobertArtois maly.jpg

Spouse Matilda of Brabant

Issue

Blanche of Artois

Robert II of Artois

Noble family Valois

Father Louis VIII of France

Mother Blanche of Castile

Born September 25, 1216

Died February 8, 1250

Robert I (1216 – 8 February 1250), called the Good, was the first Count of Artois, the fifth (and second surviving) son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.[1]

Contents

[show]

   * 1 Life
   * 2 Marriage
   * 3 Death
   * 4 Ancestry
   * 5 Notes
   * 6 References

[edit] Life

He received Artois as an appanage, in accordance with the will of his father (died 1226) on attaining his majority in 1237 (aged twenty-one). In 1240 Pope Gregory IX, in conflict with the Emperor Frederick II, offered to crown Robert as emperor in opposition to Frederick, but the French count refuse to pretend to such a title.

[edit] Marriage

On 14 June 1237 Robert married Matilda, daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen.[2]

They had two children:

   * Blanche (1248–1302)
   * Robert II (1250–1302), who succeeded to Artois after Robert I was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade, led by his brother Louis IX of France.

[edit] Death

Robert died while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed. According to Matthew Paris, he fled in disgrace at the height of the battle , and drowned while trying to cross a river named Thanis (a branch of the Nile).

Notes

  1. ^ Masson, Gustave, The story of mediæval France: from the reign of Hugues Capet to the beginnings of the sixteenth century, (G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1888), 90.
  2. ^ Leese, Thelma Anna, Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399, (Heritage Books Inc., 2007), 35.

[edit] References

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   * Leese, Thelma Anna, Blood royal: issue of the kings and queens of medieval England, 1066-1399, Heritage Books Inc., 2007.
   * Masson, Gustave, The story of mediæval France: from the reign of Hugues Capet to the beginnings of the sixteenth century, G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1888.

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Robert I "the Good" (1216 – February 8, 1250) was Count of Artois. He was the fifth (and second surviving) son of King Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile.

On June 14, 1237, Robert married Matilda of Brabant, daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen. They had two children:

Blanche of Artois (1248–1302)

Robert II of Artois (1250–1302), Count of Artois

He was killed in Egypt during the Seventh Crusade of his brother Louis IX of France, while leading a reckless attack on Al Mansurah. He and the Templars accompanying the expedition charged into the town and became trapped in the narrow streets. According to Jean de Joinville, he defended himself for some time in a house there, but was at last overpowered and killed.

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Also known as Robert the Good.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_I_of_Artois for more information.

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Robert I, comte d'Artois's Timeline

1216
September 25, 1216
Poissy, Ile-de-France, France
1237
June 14, 1237
Age 20
Compiègne, France
1248
1248
Age 31
Arras, Hautes-Pyrenees, Midi-Pyrenees, France
1250
February 9, 1250
Age 33
Manssurah, Egypt
August 1250
Age 33
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
1250
Age 33
1933
June 24, 1933
Age 33
June 24, 1933
Age 33
June 24, 1933
Age 33
June 24, 1933
Age 33