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Robert III, Count of Dreux

Robert III, Count of Dreux

French Nobleman, count of Dreux from 1218 to 1234
The basics
Gender male
Death March 3, 1234 (Braine)
Father: Robert IICount of Dreux
Siblings: Henri de DreuxPeter IDuke of Brittany
Children: John ICount of DreuxRobert Ier de BeuYolande of DreuxDuchess of Burgundy
The details

Robert III of Dreux (1185–1234), Count of Dreux and Braine, was the son of Robert II, Count of Dreux, and Yolanda de Coucy. He was given the byname Gasteblé (lit. wheat-spoiler) when he destroyed a field of wheat while hunting in his youth.
Along with his brother Peter, Duke of Brittany he fought with future Louis VIII of France in 1212 at Nantes and was captured there during a sortie. Exchanged after the Battle of Bouvines for William Longsword, Earl of Salisbury, he fought in the Albigensian Crusade, besieging Avignon in 1226. He was a supporter of Blanche of Castile during her regency after the death of Louis VIII in 1226.
In 1210 he married Alianor de St. Valéry (1192–15 Nov 1250) and they had several children:
Yolande of Dreux (1212–1248), who married Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy
John I (1215–1249), later Count of Dreux.
Robert (1217–1264), Viscount of Châteaudun.
Peter (1220–1250), a cleric.

^ Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 229.
^ Sidney Painter, William Marshal, Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England, (University of Toronto Press, 1982), 254.
^ a b Michelle Bubenicek, Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle:Yolande de Flandre, Droit et politique au XIV siecle, (Ecole des Chartes, 2002), 54-55.


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