Raoul I of Brienne, Count of Eu
Raoul I of Brienne
|Count of Eu|
Count of Guînes
|Died||19 January 1344|
Paris, Kingdom of France
|Spouse(s)||Jeanne de Mello|
Raoul II of Brienne, Count of Eu
Jeanne of Brienne
Marie of Brienne
|Father||John II of Brienne, Count of Eu|
|Mother||Jeanne, Countess of Guînes|
He succeeded his father as Count of Eu in 1302, and his mother as Count of Guînes in 1332. In 1329, he was named Constable of France, and he also held the office of Governor of Languedoc. The Count of Eu commanded French forces during the opening stages of the Hundred Years' War, as befit his rank of Constable. However, he proved to be a poor commander and "a man of very limited talent", according to Lord Sumption.
- Raoul II of Brienne, Count of Eu and Guînes (d. 1350)
- Jeanne (d. 1389, Sens), Lady of Château-Chinon, married first in 1342/3 Walter VI of Brienne, married second in 1357 Louis I d'Évreux, Count of Étampes (1336–1400)
- Marie, d. young
He was killed in a tournament being held in honor of the marriage of Philip, Duke of Orléans and Blanche of France, and was succeeded by his son Raoul. The costs of financing France's war against the English and maintaining a lifestyle to match his status had significantly drained his finances, and he had died bankrupt and in debt.
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| Count of Eu
| Count of Guînes|