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Peter I of Courtenay

Peter I of Courtenay

Youngest son of Louis VI of France and his second queen consort, Adélaide de Maurienne
The basics
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Intro Youngest son of Louis VI of France and his second queen consort, Adélaide de Maurienne
A.K.A. Pierre de France
Gender male
Birth 1 September 1126 (Reims, arrondissement of Reims, Marne, Grand Est)
Death 10 April 1183 (Acre, Acre Subdistrict, Northern District, Israel)
Star sign Virgo
Family
Mother: Adelaide of Maurienne
Father: Louis VI of France
Siblings: Louis VII of FranceRobert ICount of DreuxPhilip of FranceArchdeacon of ParisPhilip of FranceHenry of FranceArchbishop of Reims
Spouse: Elisabeth de Courtenay
Children: Peter II of CourtenayAlice of CourtenayRobert van Courtenay-Champignelles
The details
Biography

Peter I of Courtenay (September 1126 – 10 April 1183) was the youngest son of Louis VI of France and his second wife, Adélaide de Maurienne. He was the father of the Latin Emperor Peter II of Courtenay.

Peter was born in France and died in Palestine. In about 1150, he married Elizabeth de Courtenay (1127 – September 1205), the daughter of Renaud de Courtenay and Hawise du Donjon, thus starting the Capetian line of the House of Courtenay.

Rumor has it that he is buried in a tomb in the floor of Exeter Cathedral, next to Elizabeth, however no physical evidence currently exists and the Historians at the Cathedral can find no documentation to support this rumor. The couple had ten children:

  • Phillip (1153 – before 1186)
  • Peter II, Latin Emperor of Constantinople (c. 1155 to 1218)
  • Unnamed daughter (c. 1156 – ?)
  • Alice (died 12 February 1218), married Count Aymer of Angoulême
  • Eustachia (1162–1235), married firstly William of Brienne, son of Erard II of Brienne and of Agnès of Montfaucon, secondly William of Champlitte
  • Clémence (1164 – ?)
  • Robert, Seigneur of Champignelles (1166–1239), married in 1217 Mathilde of Mehun (d. 1240). Their eldest son was Peter of Courtenay, Lord of Conches.
  • William, Seigneur of Tanlay (1168 – before 1248)
  • Isabella (1169 – after 1194)
  • Constance (after 1170–1231)
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