Philip of Artois, Count of Eu
|Philip of Artois, Count of Eu|
Wedding of Philip of Artois and Marie of Auvergne
|Spouse(s)||Marie, Duchess of Auvergne|
|Father||John of Artois, Count of Eu|
|Mother||Isabeau of Melun|
16 June 1397|
Philip was a gallant and energetic soldier. In 1383, he captured the town of Bourbourg from the English. He went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and was imprisoned there by the Sultan of Egypt, being released through the mediation of Jean Boucicaut and the Venetians. In 1390, he joined the unsuccessful expedition of Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, against Mahdia. In 1392, he was created Constable of France.
- Philip (1393-23 December 1397), likely already dead by the time news arrived in France of his father's death in a Turkish prison. Although he is buried in a tomb that names him as Count of Eu in the crypt of the Collegiale of Eu, he is generally not recognised as a count by historians and rarely given a regnal number.
- Charles of Artois, Count of Eu, captured at Agincourt (1394–1472)
- Bonne of Artois (1396 – 17 September 1425, Dijon), married at Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, Philip II, Count of Nevers, and afterwards at Moulins-les-Engelbert on 30 November 1424, Philip III, Duke of Burgundy
- Catherine (1397–1418/22), married c. 1416 John of Bourbon, Lord of Carency
As a prominent Crusader, he was one of the French contingent sent to take part in the Battle of Nicopolis. He was captured in the battle, and subsequently died in captivity.
- The Encyclopædia Britannica, Ed. Hugh Chisholm, 11th Edition, Vol.9, 1910.
- Wilson, Katherine M., Medieval women writers, Manchester University Press, 1984.
Philip of Artois, Count of EuBorn: 1358 Died: 16 June 1397
|Count of Eu
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