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Mary, Countess of Blois


Mary
suo jure Countess of Blois
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Born1200
Died1241 (aged 40–41)
Noble familyAvesnes
Spouse(s)
Issue
FatherWalter II of Avesnes
MotherMargaret of Blois

Mary, Countess of Blois, also known as Marie of Avesnes, (1200–1241) was countess of Blois from 1230 to 1241.

She was the daughter of Walter of Avesnes and Margaret of Blois.[1]

In 1226, Mary married Hugh I of Châtillon, a count from Châtillon-sur-Marne, son of Gaucher III of Châtillon and Elisabeth of Saint Pol.[2] They had five children:

  1. John I (died 1280), Count of Blois[3]
  2. Guy II (died 1289), Count of Saint Pol[3]
  3. Gaucher (died 1261), lord of Crécy and Crèvecœur[3]
  4. Hugh (died 1255)[3]
  5. Basile (died 1280), became Abbess of Notre Dame du Val in 1248.

Her eldest son, John, succeeded her in Blois.[3]

References


  1. ^ (FR)Henri Platelle, Présence de l'au-delà: une vision médiévale du monde, (Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2004), 284.
  2. ^ Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 223.
  3. ^ a b c d e Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, 254.
Mary, Countess of Blois
Born: 1200 Died: 1241
Preceded by
Margaret
Countess of Blois
with Hugh I

1225–1241
Succeeded by
John I

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Categories: 1200 births | 1241 deaths | Counts of Blois | 13th-century French people | 13th-century French women | Kingdom of France stubs








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