Open main menu

Guy II, Marquis of Namur

Guy II of Namur, (1312 – 12 March 1336), was Count of Namur from 1335 to 1336.

Guy II, Marquis of Namur
Born1312
Died(1336-03-12)12 March 1336
Flanders
Noble familyHouse of Dampierre
FatherJohn I, Marquis of Namur
MotherMary of Artois

He was the second son of John I, Marquis of Namur, and Mary of Artois.

He participated in 1332 on the side of the Count of Flandres against the Duke of Brabant, in the war over Mechelen. He succeeded his brother John II as Count of Namur on 2 April 1335. Under influence of his younger brother Robert of Namur, he recognized King Edward III of England as his Lord, in exchange for a pension.

He also participated in the War against Scotland with 300 men, but was surprised by a larger Scottish force under John Randolph, 3rd Earl of Moray in the Battle of Boroughmuir. Guy was taken prisoner, but released for ransom. After his return to Namur, he participated in a tournament in Flanders, where he was mortally wounded.

He was succeeded by his younger brother Philip.

AncestorsEdit

Guy II, Marquis of Namur
Born: 1312 Died: 12 March 1336
Preceded by
John II
Marquis of Namur  
1335–1336
Succeeded by
Philip III

[[