John of Artois, Count of Eu
John of Artois (29 August 1321 – 1387), called "sans Terre" (Lackland), was the son of Robert III of Artois and Joan of Valois. The confiscation of his father's goods for attempted fraud in 1331 had left him without an inheritance.
In 1352, he was created Count of Eu by King John II of France, a title earlier forfeited at the execution of the previous holder, Raoul II of Brienne. He was badly wounded at the Battle of Poitiers on 19 September 1356, and was captured there by the English. Enormously rich his ransom was sold to the Edward the Black Prince by his captor Élie de Pommiers for 30,000 old écus.
He married Isabeau of Melun (1328–1389), daughter of John I of Melun, Count of Tancarville, on 11 July 1352 and had the following issue:
- Gaude-Ferragu, Murielle (2016). Queenship in Medieval France, 1300–1500. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Sumption, Jonathon (1999). The Hundred Years War: Trial by Fire. University of Pennsylvania Press.
- Tonnerre, Noël-Yves; Verry, Élisabeth (2003). Les Princes angevins du XIIIe au XVe siècle: Un destin européen (in French). Presses universitaires de Rennes.
Categories: 1321 births | 1387 deaths | Counts of Eu | House of Artois | French prisoners of war in the Hundred Years' War | Younger sons of earls | French nobility stubs
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