Philip I, Count of Boulogne

Philip I of Boulogne (Philip Hurepel)[1] (1200–1235) was a French prince, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis in his own right, and Count of Boulogne,[1] Mortain, Aumale, and Dammartin-en-Goële jure uxoris.

Philip I
jure uxoris Count of Boulogne
Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis
BornPhilippe Hurepel
September 1200
Died1235 (aged 33–34)
SpouseMatilda II, Countess of Boulogne
IssueJoan, Countess of Nevers, Lady de Châtillon-Montjay
Alberic, Count of Clermont
FatherPhilip II of France
MotherAgnes of Merania

Philip was born in September 1200, the son of Philip II of France[2] and his controversial third wife Agnes of Merania.[3] Illegitimacy shadowed his birth and career, but he was legitimated by Pope Innocent III.[4] He was associated with founding the Tour du Guet in Calais.[5] He is the first recorded person to bear a differenced version of the arms of France.[6]

Statue of Philip Hurepel at Chartres considered to be near contemporary
His coat of arms
Philip as depicted in a window at Chartres Cathedral
Philip depicted in full war gear

Marriage edit

Philip was married in c. 1223 to Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne.[1] Philip, by right of his wife, became Count of Boulogne, Mortain, Aumale, and Dammartin-en-Goële. He revolted against his sister-in-law Blanche of Castile when his elder half-brother Louis VIII died in 1226.[7] When Philip died in 1235, Matilda continued to reign and was married to Afonso III of Portugal.

Matilda and Philip had:

  • Alberic of Boulogne
  • Joan of Boulogne married Gaucher de Châtillon in 1236.

Ancestry edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c Wood 1966, p. 9.
  2. ^ Baldwin 1991, p. 357.
  3. ^ Baldwin 1991, p. 86.
  4. ^ Bradbury 2015, p. 185.
  5. ^ Base Mérimée: PA00108248, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)
  6. ^ Neubecker 1976, p. 98
  7. ^ Barber 1992, p. 266.

Sources edit

  • Baldwin, John (1991). The Government of Philip Augustus. University of California Press.
  • Barber, Malcolm (1992). The Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050–1320. Routledge.
  • Bradbury, Jim (2015). Philip Augustus: King of France 1180-1223. Taylor & Francis.
  • Neubecker, Ottfried (1976). Le Grand livre de l'héraldique [Heraldry: sources, symbols, and meaning]. Translated by Harmignies, Roger. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070463080.
  • Wood, Charles T. (1966). The French Apanages and the Capetian Monarchy: 1224-1328. Harvard University Press.
Philip I, Count of Boulogne
Born: 1200 Died: 1235
Preceded byas sole ruler Count of Boulogne, Mortain,
Aumale and Dammartin
(jure uxoris)
with Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne
Succeeded byas sole ruler