Robert IV, Count of Dreux

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Robert IV, Count of Dreux
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Born1241
Died1282
Noble family House of Dreux
Spouse(s) Beatrice de Montfort
Issue
Detail
Marie of Dreux
Yolande of Dreux, Queen of Scotland
John II of Dreux, Count of Dreux and Braine
Jeanne of Dreux, Countess of Braine
Beatrice of Dreux, Abbess of Pont-Royal
Robert of Dreux, Seigneur of Chateau-du-Loire
Father John I of Dreux
MotherMarie of Bourbon

Robert IV of Dreux (1241–1282), Count of Dreux, Braine and Montfort-l'Amaury, was the son of John I of Dreux [1] and Marie of Bourbon. [2]

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Robert fought with Philip III of France in 1272 in his expedition to the Languedoc and was present at the capture of Foix.

In 1260 he married Beatrice de Montfort, Countess of Montfort-l'Amaury [3] daughter of Jean I de Montfort and Jeanne, Dame de Chateaudun, and granddaughter of Amaury de Montfort. Their son John succeeded his father while their eldest daughter Yolande (1263–1322) married Alexander III, King of Scots, and later Arthur II, Duke of Brittany. [4]

List of children

  1. Marie de Dreux (1261–1276), married in 1273 Mathieu IV de Montmorency [5]
  2. Yolande of Dreux, Countess de Montfort (1263–1323), married firstly on 15 October 1285 King Alexander III of Scotland, and secondly in 1292 Arthur II, Duke of Brittany. [6]
  3. John II of Dreux (1265–1309), married firstly Jeanne de Beaujeu, Dame de Montpensier (died 1308), in 1308 he married secondly Perrenelle de Sully
  4. Jeanne, Countess de Braine, married firstly Count Jean IV de Roucy, [5] and secondly John of Bar
  5. Beatrice de Dreux (1270–1328), Abbess of Pont-Royal
  6. Robert de Dreux, seigneur de Cateau-du-Loire

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References

  1. Bubenicek 2002, p. 54-55.
  2. Newman 1935, p. 411.
  3. Pollock 2015, p. 188.
  4. Panton 2011, p. 529.
  5. 1 2 de Boos 2004, p. 155.
  6. Bubenicek 2002, p. 54.

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Robert IV, Count of Dreux
Born: 1241 Died: 1282
Preceded by Count of Dreux
1249–1282
Succeeded by