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Maurice VI de Craon (c. 1255–1292) was Lord of Craon, Chantocé, Sablé, Briolé and La Suze. He served as Seneschal of Anjou, Touraine and Maine and in 1289 as Lieutenant of Aquitaine.[1][2]

Maurice VI de Craon
Lord of Craon
Ecu losangé d'or et de gueules
Ecu losangé d'or et de gueules
inherited
Coat of armsEcu losanges d'or et de gueules
PredecessorMaurice V de Craon
SuccessorAmaury II de Craon
Bornc. 1255
Died10 February 1292
BuriedAngers
FamilyCraon family
WifeMahaut de Malines
FatherMaurice V de Craon
MotherIsabella of Lusignan
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationAmbassador to England

FamilyEdit

Maurice VI was the son of Maurice V de Craon and his wife, Isabelle de Lezignem. His sister, Jeanne de Craon, married Gerard Chabot II. Maurice VI succeeded on his father's death in 1282.[1]

CareerEdit

He had the Chapel of John the Baptist built for his family's sepulchre in the Church of the Cordeliers in Angers.

He served as ambassador to England. On his return, 1 February 1292, in Paris, he wrote his testament and, ten days later, died.[1]

Marriage, issue and successionEdit

In 1277 he married Mathilde Marie Berthout of Mechelen, daughter of Walter VII Berthout, Lord of Mechelen, and his wife Marie d'Auvergne.[3] They had several children:

  • Amaury III, (c. 1278-1333) who succeeded to the titles.[1][2]
  • Marie de Craon, Lady of Châtelais, married 25 August 1303 Robert de Brienne, Viscount of Beaumont and Maine and Lord of Pouancé. She died 21 August 1312.[1][2]
  • Isabelle de Craon, wife of Olivier de Clisson, died 30 June 1310 and was interred in the family tomb built for her father.[1]
  • Jeanne de Craon, died 25 August 1312 unmarried and without issue.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sainte-Marie, Anselme de; Sainte-Rosalie, Ange de (1733). Histoire de la Maison Royale de France, et des grands officiers de la Couronne [History of the Royal House of France, and of the Great Officers of the Crown] (in French). libr. associés. p. 569.
  2. ^ a b c Moréri, Louis; Goujet, Abbé; Drouet, M. (1759). Le Grand dictionnaire historique ... [The Great Historical Dictionary] (in French). Paris: libraires associés. p. 236.
  3. ^ "Mathilde Marie Berthout". Royal Ancestry File. Royal Blood. Retrieved 2015-10-21. External link in |publisher= (help)

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