Counts of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis

The counts of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis first appeared in the early 11th century. Their principal town was Clermont, now in the Oise department but then within the ancient county of Beauvaisis in the province of Île-de-France.

Following the death of the childless Theobald VI of Blois, son of Catherine of Clermont, the daughter of Raoul I, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, King Philip II of France bought the county from his heirs in 1218 and added it to the French crown.[1] It was first granted as an appanage in 1218 to Philip Hurepel;[2] with the extinction of his line, it was granted in 1268 to the House of Bourbon,[3] and was confiscated with the Duchy of Bourbon in 1527.

The Counts of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis should not be confused with the Counts of Clermont in Auvergne (here meaning the later Clermont-Ferrand). William V of Auvergne bore this title, and later the Dauphins of Auvergne, starting with Robert IV of Auvergne.

First counts edit

  • Baldwin I of Clermont (?–1023)
  • Baldwin II of Clermont (1023–1042), son of Baldwin I.

House of Clermont edit

House of Blois edit

Capetians (1218) edit

  • Philip Hurepel (1218–1234), son of Philip II of France
  • Alberic (1234–?), son of Philip, resigned the title to his sister
  • Jeanne, Countess of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (?–1252), daughter of Philip. On her death without heirs, the title reverted to the crown.

House of Bourbon (1268) edit

House of Valois edit

House of Orléans edit

References edit

  1. ^ Baldwin 1986, p. 342.
  2. ^ Wood 1966, p. 37.
  3. ^ Wood 1966, p. 29-30.

Sources edit

  • Baldwin, John W. (1986). The Government of Philip Augustus: Foundations of French Royal Power in the Middle Ages. University of California Press.
  • Wood, Charles T. (1966). The French Apanages and the Capetian Monarchy, 1224-1328. Harvard University Press.