John I, Count of Dreux

John I of Dreux (1215–1249), Count of Dreux and Braine, was the son of Robert III of Dreux[1] and Annora (Aenor) of Saint-Valéry.

John I, Count of Dreux
Blason Comtes de Dreux.svg
Coat of arms of the Counts of Dreux
Noble familyHouse of Dreux
Spouse(s)Marie of Bourbon
Robert IV
FatherRobert III of Dreux
MotherAnnora of Saint-Valéry


Knighted by King Louis IX of France, he accompanied the king on several campaigns, firstly in Poitou in 1242, where he fought at the Battle of Taillebourg. In 1249 he joined the king on the Seventh Crusade to Egypt, but died at Nicosia in the Kingdom of Cyprus before arriving.[2]

In 1240 he married Marie (1220–1274), daughter of Archambaud VIII of Bourbon.[2] They had three children:


  1. ^ a b Bubenicek 2002, p. 54.
  2. ^ a b Schenk 2012, p. 201.


  • Bubenicek, Michelle (2002). Quand les femmes gouvernent: droit et politique au XIVe siècle:Yolande de Flandre, Droit et politique au XIV siecle (in French). Ecole des Chartes.
  • Schenk, Jochen (2012). Templar Families: Landowning Families and the Order of the Temple in France, c. 1120-1307. Cambridge University Press.

John I, Count of Dreux
Born: 1215 Died: 1249
Preceded by
Robert III
Count of Dreux
Succeeded by
Robert IV