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Jean I de Nanteuil

Jean I de Nanteuil

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Jean de Nanteuil, Lord of Levis (1248, Château de Nantouillet), sometimes referred to as Jean de Levis was Grand Chamberman of France between 1240 and 1248.


Jean de Nanteuil was a French knight. He inherited the seigneurie of Monceau Saint-Gervais (today in the "4e arrondissement of Paris"), from his father, he acquired the lordship of Levis as a gift from his wife, Marguerite de Lévis, and become Lord of Levis. Gui de Lévis was the uncle of Jean de Nanteuil.

Jean de Nanteuil had issue, five sons:

  • Gaucher de Nanteuil (or Guichard, † post 1295), fighting knight and Vice King of Terra di Lavoro (Lazio, Molise, Campania)
  • Henri de Nanteuil († post 1269), Lord and milites knight
  • Robert de Nanteuil, († post 1269), Lord and milites knight
  • Erard de Nanteuil († post 1269), Lord and milites knight
  • Renaud de Nanteuil († 1283), Lord and milites knight

In the 1240 the King Louis IX of France appointed him Grand Chamberman of France (French: Grand Chambrier de France). The Grand Chamberman of France was one of the Great Officers of the Crown of France, a member of the Maison du Roi ("King's Household"), and one of the Great Offices of the Maison du Roi during the Ancien Régime.

John is notable for making five brilliant alliances but leaving no legitimate issue.

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