House of Artois

The House of Artois was a cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, descended from Louis VIII the Lion, King of France, through his younger son, Robert (1216 † 1250). Robert received the County of Artois as appanage in his father's will.[1]

House of Artois
Blason province fr Artois.svg
Arms of the House of Artois
Parent houseCapetian Dynasty
Country France
FounderRobert I, Count of Artois
Final rulerCharles, Count of Eu

In 1297, Robert II, Count of Artois, was one of three Capetian princes to be added to the peerage of France.[2] On his death in 1302, the county was claimed by his daughter Mahaut and his paternal grandson Robert III. The Parlement of Paris ruled in favor of Mahaut, and Robert III was given the lordship of Beaumont-le-Roger as compensation.

Robert later lost his lands by producing false documents in support of his claims in the Artois suit. The county of Artois was inherited by Mahaut's descendants, who married into the House of Burgundy, another branch of the Capetian dynasty.

The sons of Robert III received French titles and fought in the Hundred Years War against the English.[3] The House of Artois became extinct in the male line in 1472.

Family treeEdit

House of Artois
Louis VIII of France
Saint LouisRobert I
Count of Artois
Matilda of BrabantAlphonse, Count of PoitiersCharles of Anjou
Direct CapetiansHenry I
King of Navarre
Blanche of Artois
Edmund Crouchback
Robert II
Count of Artois
Amicie de Courtenay
House of Anjou-Naples
Otto IV
Count of Burgundy
Countess of Artois
Blanche of BrittanyRobert
Marguerite (1285-1311)
x Louis of France
Count of Evreux
Robert III of Artois
Count of Beaumont
x Joan of Valois
Isabelle (1288-1344), a nun at PoissyJoan
x Gaston I
Count of Foix
x John I
Marquis of Namur
x John II
Count of Aumale
Isabelle de MelunJohn
Count of Eu
Count of Pézenas
Joan de Baucay
Simon de Thouars
Count of Dreux
Robert IV
Count of Eu
Count of Eu
Marie of BerryCharles
Joan de SaveuseCharles
Count of Eu
Hélène de MelunPhilippe
Philip of Burgundy
Count of Nevers and Rethel
Bonne of Artois
Philip III the Good
Duke of Burgundy
Catherine (1397-1420)John of Bourbon
Lord of Carency


  1. ^ Small, Carola (1993). "Artois in the Late Thirteenth Century: A Region Discovering Its Identity?". Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques. 19 (2): 189–207. ISSN 0315-7997. JSTOR 41298966.
  2. ^ Labberton, Robert Henlopen (1887). New Historical Atlas and General History. Macmillan.
  3. ^ "The case of Robert of Artois (1309-1337) - ProQuest". Retrieved 2022-06-01.