List of counts and dukes of Chartres

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Originally, the Duchy of Chartres (duché de Chartres) was the comté de Chartres, a County. The title of comte de Chartres thus became duc de Chartres. This duchypeerage was given by Louis XIV of France to his nephew, Philippe II d'Orléans, at his birth in 1674. Philippe II was the younger son and heir of the king's brother, Philippe de France, Duke of Orléans.

The arms of the town of Chartres in France, the town associated with the titles Count and Duke of Chartres

Carolingian CountsEdit

  • 882-886 Hastein, Viking chieftain, beat Carloman II of France in 879, agreed to settle and received the County of Chartres. He sold it in 886 to finance an expedition during which he disappeared.[1]

Hereditary CountsEdit

House of BloisEdit

The northern portion of the County of Blois, bordering on Normandy, was sometimes alienated as the County of Chartres, but the Counts of Blois who possessed it did not use a separate title for it. In 1391, the death of the only son of Guy II, Count of Blois prompted him to sell the inheritance of the County of Blois to Louis of Valois, Duke of Orléans, merging the title into the royal dukedom.

Married to Luitgarde of Vermandois
Theobold I was also known as Theobald the Cheat, or Theobald the Old. He was given the nickname “the Cheat” fighting with his neighbours, among them the kings of France, the dukes of Normandy, and the church of Reims.[2]
Married to Bertha of Burgundy
Married first in 1003 to Mathilde de Normandie († 1006)
Married second to Ermengearde of Auvergne
Married first to Gersende of Maine
Married second to Adele of Valois
Married to Adela of Normandy
Married in 1123 to Matilda of Carinthia († 1161)
Married first to Sibylle of Châteaurenard
Married second in 1164 to Alix of France
Married in 1184 to Catherine of Clermont
Married first to Mahaut of Alençon
Married second to Clemence des Roches
Married first to Sulpice III d'Amboise
Married second to Jean II de Montmirail († 1244).

House of AmboiseEdit

Married to Richard II, Count of Beaumont, then to Jean II de Nesle

House of Blois-ChâtillonEdit

Theobald V, Count of Blois married his second wife in 1164 to Alix of France and father of:
Margaret, Countess of Blois, married to Walter II of Avesnes, mother of:
Mary, Countess of Blois († 1241), married to Hugues de Châtillon (v.1196 † 1248), Count of Saint-Pol, mother of:
Married 1254 to Alice of Brittany (1243-1288)
Married 1272 to Peter of France († 1284), Count of Alençon and Valois. In 1286, she sold the county of Chartres to Philip IV of France

Counts apanageEdit

House of ValoisEdit

Married first to Margaret, Countess of Anjou and Maine (1273 † 1299)
Married second to Catherine I, Latin Empress (1274 † 1308)
Married third to Mahaut of Châtillon (1293 † 1358), cousin of Jeanne de Blois-Châtillon
  • 1325-1328 Louis de Valois [fr] (1318-1328), Count of Chartres, son of Charles of Valois and Mahaut of Châtillon
  • 1328-1346 Charles II of Alençon (1297 † 1346), Count of Alençon, Chartres, son of Charles of Valois and Margaret of Anjou

Duke of ChartresEdit

The arms of the city of Chartres.

After its revival and elevation, the title duc de Chartres was used by the House of Orléans, founded by Philippe de France, duc d'Orléans, and cadet branch of the House of Bourbon.

Branch of Capetian de ValoisEdit

Fils de FranceEdit

Branch of Capetian d'OrleansEdit

From 1674 until today, the title of Duke of Chartres is the eldest son of the Duke of Orleans

After 1848Edit

Since 1996 the title is held, as a courtesy title, by


  1. ^ Michel Dillange. Les Comtes de Poitou - Dukes of Aquitaine (778-1204). La Crèche: Geste éditions, 1995. ISBN 2-910919-09-9
  2. ^ "Theobald I | count of Blois, Chartres, and Tours".