Philippe I de Croÿ, II. comte de Chimay

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Philippe de Croÿ, II comte de Chimay

Birthdate: (45)
Death: September 8, 1482 (41-49)
Brugge, Flemish Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean II de Croÿ, prince de Chimay and Marie de Lalaing
Husband of Walburgis von Moers und Saarwerden
Father of Antoine de Cröy, seigneur de Tours-sur-Marne; Charles de Croÿ, prince de Chimay; Catherine de Croÿ-Chimay; Françoise de Croÿ and Marguerite de Croÿ
Brother of Jacqueline de Croÿ and Michel de Croÿ, seigneur de Sempy

Occupation: sire de Sempy
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About Philippe I de Croÿ, II. comte de Chimay

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Philip I of Croÿ-Chimay (November 1436 – Bruges, September 14, 1482), count of Chimay, Lord of Quiévrain, was a noble from the House of Croÿ, in the service of the Dukes of Burgundy.


Philip was the eldest son of Jean II de Croÿ, confidant of Philip the Good, and Mary of Lalaing.

Philip was knighted at the age of 17 after the Battle of Gavere. At a young age, he became grand baillif of Hainaut. At the age of 28, he was appointed Chamberlain of Charles the Bold, who was not consulted in this decision. This fact strengthened Charles's already strong hate towards the Croÿ family.

When Charles the Bold came to power in 1465, he banished Philip, as well as his father Jean II and his uncle Antoine I de Croÿ. Philip was the first to reconcile with Charles in 1468.

When his father died in 1473, Philip became the second count of Chimay. He became also a Knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece. Furthermore, he received the confiscated properties of Philippe de Commynes after his betrayal. Between 1474 and 1477, Philip was Stadtholder of the newly conquered Duchy of Guelders.

In 1477 Philip was taken prisoner in the Battle of Nancy, where Charles the Bold was killed. After his release, he entered in the service of Maximilian of Austria.

Marriage and children

Philip married in 1453 with Walburga von Moers und Saarwerden. they had 5 children :

  • Charles I of Croÿ-Chimay (1455–1527), count and later prince of Chimay
  • Antoine of Croÿ-Chimay (died 1546), lord of Sempy
  • Françoise, married Antoine of Luxembourg-Ligny, count of Charny
  • Catharina, married Robert II de La Marck, Duke of Bouillon
  • Margareta (died 1514), married 1501 count Jacob III of Horne


  1. Biographie Nationale, vol. 4, col. 563-564
  2. Raphael de Smedt (ed.): Les chevaliers de l’ordre de la Toison d’or au XVe siècle. Notices bio-bibliographiques
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Philippe I de Croÿ, II. comte de Chimay's Timeline

Age 18
Age 23
Tours-sur-Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Age 33
September 8, 1482
Age 45
Brugge, Flemish Region, Belgium