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William II of Dampierre

William II (1196 – 3 September 1231) was the lord of Dampierre from 1216 until his death. He was the son of Guy II, constable of Champagne, and Mathilde of Bourbon.[1]

William II of Dampierre
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Born1196
Died(1231-09-03)3 September 1231
Noble familyHouse of Dampierre
Spouse(s)Margaret II, Countess of Flanders
Issue
FatherGuy II of Dampierre
MotherMathilde of Bourbon

His brother, Archambaud VIII, inherited Bourbon, and William inherited Dampierre. He married Margaret II, Countess of Flanders and Hainault,[1] in 1223 and was thus regent of Flanders until his death as "Willem I" (or "Guillaume Ier"). In 1226 William and Margaret founded a Cistercian nunnery at Saint-Dizier.[2] Their sons William III and John continued to confirm and patronize the nunnery during their lives,[2] including William II's burial there in 1231.[2] William and Margaret founded more Cisterian nunneries throughout the county of Flanders, including Flines Abbey.[2]

He had four children (three sons) by Margaret and the eldest took part in the War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), 217.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Anne E. Lester, Creating Cistercian Nuns: The Women's Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth Century Champagne, (Cornell University Press, 2011), 156-157.
  3. ^ a b Theodore Evergates, The Aristocracy in the County of Champagne, 1100-1300, 181.