The Count of Champagne was the ruler of the County of Champagne from 950 to 1316. Champagne evolved from the County of Troyes in the late eleventh century and Hugh I was the first to officially use the title count of Champagne.
Count Theobald IV of Champagne inherited the Kingdom of Navarre in 1234. His great-granddaughter Joan married King Philip IV of France. Upon Joan's death in 1305, their son Louis became the last independent count of Champagne, with the title merging into the royal domain upon his accession to the French throne in 1314.
Counts and dukes of Champagne, Troyes, Meaux and Blois edit
Dukes of Champagne edit
In Merovingian and Carolingian times, several dukes of Champagne (or Campania) are known. The duchy appears to have been created by combining the civitates of Rheims, Châlons-sur-Marne, Laon, and Troyes. In the late seventh and early eighth centuries, Champagne was controlled by the Pippinids; first by Drogo, son of Pippin of Herstal, and then by Drogo's son Arnulf.
Counts of Meaux and Troyes edit
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Counts of Champagne edit
- Hugh (1102–1125)
- Theobald II (1125–1152)
- Henry I (1152–1181)
- Henry II (1181–1197), also King of Jerusalem as Henry I
- Theobald III (1197–1201)
- Theobald IV, also King of Navarre as Theobald I (1201–1253)
- Theobald V, also King of Navarre as Theobald II (1253–1270)
- Henry III, also King of Navarre as Henry I (1270–1274)
- Joan (1274–1305), Countess suo jure, also Queen of Navarre
See also edit
- Evergates, Theodore. Feudal Society in the Baillage of Troyes under the Counts of Champagne, 1152-1284. ISBN 0-8018-1663-7
- Evergates, Theodore. Feudal Society in Medieval France: Documents from the County of Champagne. ISBN 0-8122-1441-2 (paperback), ISBN 0-8122-3225-9 (hardback)
- Evergates, Theodore. "The Aristocracy of Champagne in the Mid-Thirteenth Century: A Quantitative Description." Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 5. pp 1–18 (1974).
Further reading edit
- Sánchez-Marco, Carlos (2005), "Casa de Champagne (House of Champagne)", La Historia Medieval del Reyno de Navarra (The Medieval History of Navarre), retrieved 24 August 2010