Marie of Artois

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Marie of Artois
Sceau de Marie d'Artois (1331).jpg
Seal of Marie of Artois (12 October 1331).
Born1291
Died22 January 1365 (aged 7374)
Wijnendaele, Flanders
Noble family Artois
Spouse(s) John I, Marquis of Namur
Father Philip of Artois
Mother Blanche of Brittany

Marie of Artois (French: Marie d'Artois, Dutch: Maria van Artesië.) Lady of Merode, born in 1291, was the fourth daughter of Philip of Artois and Blanche of Brittany.

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.

Blanche of Brittany (1271–1327) was a daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany, and his wife Beatrice of England. She is also known as Blanche de Dreux. Through her mother she was the granddaughter of King Henry III of England and Eleanor of Provence.

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Marriage

Marie married John I, Marquis of Namur, [1] son of Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders and Marquis of Namur, and his second wife Isabelle of Luxembourg. They were married by contract in Paris on 6 March 1310, confirmed in Poissy, January 1313. John granted her as dower the castle of Wijnendale in Flanders, ratified by the Count of Flanders (John's half-brother, Robert III) in 1313.

John I of Namur was the ruler of Namur from 1305 to 1330. He was a member of the House of Dampierre, the son of Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders and Marquis of Namur, and his second wife Isabelle of Luxembourg. John was the father of Blanche of Namur, Queen of Sweden and Norway. He was the elder brother of Guy of Namur, whom he sent to command the Flemish rebels against the French Kingdom in the 1302 Battle of the Golden Spurs.

Guy, Count of Flanders Count of Flanders (1251-1305)

Guy of Dampierre was the Count of Flanders (1251–1305) and Marquis of Namur (1268–1297). He was a prisoner of the French when his Flemings defeated the latter at the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302.

Isabelle of Luxembourg (1247–1298) was a countess consort of Flanders and a marquis consort of Namur by marriage to Guy of Dampierre.

Issue

NameLifespanNotes
John of Namur
Marquis of Namur
1310/12 -
2 April 1335
Succeeded his father in 1330 as John II, Marquis of Namur. Buried at Kloster Spaltheim.
Guy of Namur
Marquis of Namur
1311/13 -
12 March 1336
Succeeded his brother in 1335 as Guy II, Marquis of Namur.
Henry of Namur
1312/13 –
8 October 1333
Canon at Chartres Cathedral; canon at Cambrai Cathedral, 1324; canon at Châlons-sur-Marne and Reims, 1325.
Philip of Namur
Marquis of Namur
1319 -
September 1337
Succeeded his brother in 1336 as Philip III, Marquis of Namur. Murdered at Famagusta, Cyprus.
Blanche of Namur
Queen consort of Sweden and Norway
1320 -
autumn 1363
She was accused by the noblewoman Birgitta Birgersdatter (Saint Bridget of Sweden) of having poisoned the latter's son, her innocence of the crime only being proved at the end of the 18th century. She lived at Tønsberghus castle in Norway from 1358, because of the political situation in Sweden, and administered the fiefs of Vestfold and Skienssysla. Married 5 November 1335 at Bohus Castle Magnus IV of Sweden. He was deposed in 1344 as King of Norway, and in 1363 as King of Sweden.
Marie of Namur
Gräfin von Vianden
Dame de Pierrepont
1322 -
before 29 October 1357
Married firstly, in 1335/36, Henry II, Graf of Vianden, son of Philip II, Graf of Vianden and his first wife Lucia von der Neuerburg. Her first husband was murdered at Famagusta in September 1337. Married secondly (1340, dispensation 9 September 1342) her father's second cousin, Theobald of Bar, Seigneur de Pierrepont, son of Erard of Bar, Seigneur de Pierrepont et d'Ancerville (himself son of Theobald II of Bar), and his wife Isabelle of Lorraine (daughter of Theobald II, Duke of Lorraine).
Margaret of Namur
1323 -
13 September 1383
A nun at Peteghem.
William of Namur
Marquis of Namur
1324 -
1 October 1391
Succeeded his brother in 1337 as William I "the Rich", Marquis of Namur. Buried at the Franciscan convent in Namur. Father of William II, Marquis of Namur, and John III, Marquis of Namur, who sold Namur to Philip the Good.
Robert of Namur
Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Meuse et de Renaix
1325 -
1/29 April 1391
Seigneur de Beaufort-sur-Meuse et de Renaix; Marshal of Brabant. Married firstly (dispensation 18 October 1354) Isabelle of Hainault, sister of Philippa of Hainault, daughter of William III, Count of Hainault and his wife Joan of Valois. Married secondly (4 February 1380) as her first husband, Isabeau de Melun, heiress of Viane, daughter of Hugues de Melun, Seigneur d'Antoing (died 1409). Robert had two illegitimate children by unknown mistresses.
Louis of Namur
Seigneur de Peteghem et de Bailleul
1325 -
1378/86
Seigneur de Peteghem et de Bailleul. Flemish counsellor. Governor of Namur 1351. Married on 17 May 1365 Isabelle de Roucy, Dame de Roucy, daughter and heiress of Robert II, Count of Roucy and his wife Marie d'Enghien (-after 1396).
Elizabeth of Namur
Electress Palatine
1329 -
29 March 1382
Married Rupert I, Elector Palatine, in autumn 1350 or summer 1358. Died without children in Heidelberg.

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References

  1. Arblaster, Paul (2012-06-13). A History of the Low Countries. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN   9780230367784.

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