Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol

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Guy III
Blason Blois-Châtillon.svg
Coat of arms of the Counts of Blois-Châtillon
Spouse(s) Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois
Father Hugh I, Count of Blois
Mother Mary, Countess of Blois
Died 1289

Guy III of Châtillon, Count of Saint-Pol (died 1289) was a French nobleman,[1] and was a younger son of Hugh I, Count of Blois and Mary, Countess of Blois.[2]

While his elder brother John I of Châtillon succeeded to their mother's County of Blois, Guy was given their father's county of Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise at his death in 1248.

On January 16, 1255, he married Matilda of Brabant, Countess of Artois,[3] daughter of Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Marie of Hohenstaufen, and thereafter was a supporter of his brother-in-law Henry III against Guelders. They had six children:

A faithful vassal of France, he joined the Eighth Crusade (1270) and the ill-fated Crusade of Aragón of Philip III of France.

Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol
Died: 1289
Preceded by
Hugh V
Count of Saint Pol
1248–1289
Succeeded by
Hugh VI

References

  1. Foppens (1748), Tome IV, Pars IV, LXIII, p. 556
  2. Balduinus de Avennis Genealogia
  3. "Maude of Brabant (1224–1288)." Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. 2002. HighBeam Research. (October 14, 2012). http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G2-2591306344.html