Amicie de Courtenay

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Amicie of Courtenay
Born1250
Died1275 (aged 2425)
Noble family Capetian House of Courtenay
Spouse(s) Robert II, Count of Artois
Issue
Father Peter of Courtenay
Mother Pétronille of Joigny

Amicie of Courtenay (12501275) was a French noblewoman and a member of the Capetian House of Courtenay, a cadet line of the House of Capet.

Capetian House of Courtenay noble family

The Capetian House of Courtenay, also known simply as the House of Courtenay, was a royal house and cadet branch of the direct House of Capet. Founded by Peter I of Courtenay, a son of Louis VI of France, the family drew its name from the lordship of Courtenay, to which Peter's wife was heiress.

House of Capet rulers of the Kingdom of France from 987 to 1328, was the most senior line of the Capetian dynasty – itself a derivative dynasty from the Robertians

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Her father was Peter of Courtenay, [1] Lord of Conches and Mehun (1218-1250); he fell in the Battle of Al Mansurah during the Seventh Crusade. Amicie's mother was Pétronille of Joigny, [1] the daughter of Gaucher de Joigny.

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Battle of Al Mansurah

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She married Count Robert II of Artois (1250-1302), [1] together they had three children:

Robert II, Count of Artois Count of Artois

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Philip of Artois was the son of Robert II of Artois, Count of Artois, and Amicie de Courtenay. He was the Lord of Conches, Nonancourt, and Domfront.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Jean Dunbabin, The French in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1266–1305, (Cambridge University Press, 2011), xiii.