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  Brittany - LoveToKnow 1911
Geoffrey, son of Conan, took the title of duke of Brittany in 992.
Conan II., Geoffrey's grandson, threatened by the revolts of the nobles, was attacked also by the duke of Normandy (afterwards William I.
Geoffrey's posthumous son, Arthur, was assassinated by John of England in 1203, and Arthur's sister Alix, who succeeded to his rights, was married in 1212 to Pierre de Dreux, who became duke.
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 -The Norwegian Roots of the Dukes of Normandy
Arlette, the daughter of the tanner of Falaise was the mother of William II of Normandy (William I of England).
Robert II (1087-1106), "Curthose," the Duke of Normandy was the son of William II.
Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany (1166-1186), was the son of Henry II of England.
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 Francis II Duke of Brittany: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
of Craon was on the border of Anjou and Brittany.
FRANCIS II, duke of Brittany 1435 88, duke of Brittany.
The daughter of Duke Francis II of Brittany, she was heiress to his duchy...to Francis of Angouleme (later Francis I of France) led to the eventual incorporation (1532) by France of Brittany, which had previously remained...
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 Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geoffrey was the fourth son of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Geoffrey was invested with the duchy, and he and Constance were married in 1181.
Geoffrey also was known to attack monasteries and churches in order to raise funds for his campaigns.
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 AllRefer.com - Geoffrey (British And Irish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Geoffrey[jef´rE] Pronunciation Key, 1158–86, duke of Brittany (1171–86); fourth son of Henry II of England.
With his brothers he rebelled (1173–74) against Henry II and was subsequently involved (1182–84) in territorial disputes with his brother Richard (later Richard I).
Geoffrey died in Paris while forming an alliance with Philip II of France against Henry II.
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 Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany biography .ms (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
August 19 1186) was Duke of Brittany between 1181 and 1186, through his marriage with the heiress Constance.
Geoffrey's son Arthur of Brittany, fought his uncle John for the throne and was subsequently murdered.
Geoffrey's daughter Eleanor was imprisoned at Corfe and died in 1241 still a prisoner of the crown.
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 Kings, Queens, Presidents and First Ladies
Richard was the third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, and he was given the Duchy of Aquitaine, his mother's inheritance, at the age of 11 and was enthroned as duke at Poitiers in 1172.
Duke Geoffrey Plantagenet de Brittany-[18630] was born on 9-23-1158 and died in 8-1186 in Paris, France at age 27.
Geoffrey received the homage of the Breton nobles in 1169, and in 1173 he joined the rebellion against Henry II led by his eldest brother, Henry, the “Young King,” and supported by the rulers of France, Scotland, and Flanders.
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 Kimball - pafg96 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Geoffrey II of Bretagne PLANTAGENET Duke of Brittany was born on 23 Sep 1158.
Geoffrey PLANTAGENET Count of Anjou [Parents] was born on 24 Aug 1113 in Anjou.
Geoffrey VI of Anjou Count of Nantes & Anjou was born on 1 Jun 1134.
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 Ancestors and Family of Matilda of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
She was also an older sister of Richard I of England, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Leonora of Aquitaine, Joan of England and John of England.
In 1165 Rainald of Dassel, Archbishop of Cologne, arrived at the court of King Henry II at Rouen, to negotiate a German match for Matilda.
The original plan to match a daughter of Henry II with a son of Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor was abandoned, and instead Matilda left England in September 1167 to marry Henry the Lion.
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 Roy - Boudreau - Whelpley Genealogy - Name Index 8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Frederick II Duke of Lower Lorraine, Count in the Moselgau, and Lord of Saarbrucken b.
Geoffrey II "Ferreol" Count of the Gâtinais and Château-Landon b.
Geoffrey II "the Bearded" Duke of Upper and Lower Lorraine, Count of Verdun d.
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 Flanders, Brittany, Burgundy, Anjou, Normandy, Blois, Champagne, Toulouse, etc.
His son Geoffrey then marries the daughter, Matilda, of King Henry I of England, who had recently lost her husband, the Emperor Henry V -- so she is often called the "Empress." There was a dispute over the Kingship of her cousin Stephen -- she had disputed it herself in 1141.
Dukes of Gascony, 768-1038 AD The culture of the South of France in the 12th century is one of the first signs of the revival of civilization in Francia after the "second Dark Age" of the 9th and 10th centuries.
Duke William V had three wives, and subsequent Dukes were descendants of William VIII, son of William V and Agnes of Burgundy.
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 Geoffrey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Geoffrey, the fourth son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was born on the 23 September 1158, and named after his paternal uncle.
Since his birth took place at the time of Henry's gain of lower Brittany, he was designated as the Duke of Brittany.
Geoffrey was married to Constance, rightful heir to the duchy of Brittany in 1181 to legitimize his title.
www-personal.umich.edu /~garnerj/school/history_220/geoffrey.htm   (264 words)

  
 April 3rd
Geoffrey was accidentally slain in a tournament, leaving his wife Constance advanced in pregnancy, and she subsequently, in 1187, gave birth to Prince Arthur, who was acknowledged as the successor to his father as Duke of Brittany.
Coeur de Lion, at the time of his death, had just signed a truce with the King of France, Philippe Augustus, and it was to this monarch that Constance carried her young son when the territories of the barons who supported him were invaded and barbarously ravaged by King John and his mercenary troops.
It was soon, however, evident that Philippe was fighting for himself and not for Arthur, and the barons of Arthur's party became so certain of his designs, that their leader, Guillaume des Roches, seneschal of Anjou, effected a reconciliation with King John, and succeeded in carrying the young prince away from the court of France.
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 (Fulk IV* - Gera* )   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Garibaldi II* (Duke of Bavaria) (ABT 0585 - ABT 0625)
Geoffrey II (Duke of Brittany) (ABT 1158 - ABT 1186)
Geoffrey III* (Count of Anjou) (ABT 0890 - ____)
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 Anjou   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Geoffrey ruled Anjou (1129-51) and conquered Normandy, of which he was crowned duke in 1144.
When Henry II's grandson, Arthur I, duke of Brittany, rebelled against his uncle, John of England, he won the support of Philip II of France, to whom he paid homage (1199) for Anjou, Maine, and Touraine.
Charles II of Naples gave Anjou as dowry to his daughter Margaret when she married Charles of Valois, son of Philip III of France.
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 King Henry II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The duke would do homage to the king; the king promised to maintain the duke "as his son and heir', and to co-operate with him in the government of the kingdom; and the king's son would be granted substantial estates in Sussex.
The death of Henry the Young King, in 1183, was followed by the death of the next in line to the throne, Geoffrey, Duke of Brittany who was trampled to death by a horse in 1186.
His third son, Richard the Lionheart, with the assistance of Philippe II Auguste, attacked and defeated Henry on July 4, 1189; Henry died at the Chateau Chinon on July 7, 1189 and was entombed in Fontevraud Abbey, near Chinon and Saumur in the Anjou Region that today is part of France.
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 EARLS AND DUKES OF RIC... - Online Information article about EARLS AND DUKES OF RIC...
dukes of Brittany continued to assume the title till a much later date.
His son Charles, 2nd duke (1701–1750), added`to the titles he inherited from his father that of duke of Aubigny in France, to which he succeeded in 1734 on the death of his grandmother the duchess of Ports-mouth; and all these honours are still held by his descendant the See also:
Thereafter the ducal family of Brittany were never able to possess it despite many diplomatic efforts to reclaim it.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /RHY_RON/RICHMOND_EARLS_AND_DUKES_OF.html   (2587 words)

  
 Henry II - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
William Clito was the son of Robert, Duke of Normandy, whose place on the English throne was taken by Henry I. Henry I was Henry II's grandfather.
Stephen of Blois was the nephew of Henry I and was Henry's mother's rival for the throne of England.
His wife Constance was in fact the Duchess of Brittany with her husband, Geoffrey, being its duke by marriage although, in accordance with the time, he exercised authority.
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 -The Perkins Family
Jean I married Blanche of Champayne of the Duchy of Brittany.
Jean II (1286 - 1305), Duke of Brittany was the son of Jean I. Jean II married Beatrice (1242-1275).
Jean was made Duke of Brittany by Philip IV of France in 1297.
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 Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournament Glossary of Terms
Leopold, Duke of Austria, slain by a fallen horse in 1194
Duke: The highest title of nobility in England, ranking below the prince, introduced for the first time by Edward III when bestowing various castles and estates in Cornwall to his son, the Black Prince.
A duke is properly addressed as ‘your grace’, equivalent to the rank of archbishop in the church hierarchy.
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 A rough draft of my family tree (Q2 2006 Edition) - Person Page 29
She married Richard I "the Fearless" Duke of Normandy, son of William I "Longsword" Duke of Normandy and Sprote de Bretagne, circa 978.
     Geoffrey "Ferreol" Count of Chateau-Landon, Count in the Gatinais was the son of Aubri Count in the Gatinais.
     Geoffrey Count in the Gatinais was the son of Aubri Count in the Gatinais, Vicomte d'Orleans.
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 I9334: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany (23 SEP 1158 - 19 AUG 1186)
I9334: Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany (23 SEP 1158 - 19 AUG 1186)
Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany and Constance of Brittany Duchess had the following children
Descendants of Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke of Brittany and Constance of Brittany Duchess
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 1004: The year 1004 - events and people France England
King and Holy Roman Emperor, son of Duke Henry II (the Quarrelsome) and of the Burgundian Princess Gisela; b.
II was a major figure in the early 11th century.
Died 1004: Garcia Sanchez II of Navarre, Pomplona and Argon.
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 Brittany and the Angevins - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The rule of the Angevins in Brittany is characterized usually as opening an isolated 'Celtic' society to a wider world and imposing new and alien institutions.
This study, the first on the subject of Brittany under the Angevins, demonstrates that the opposite is true: that before the advent of Henry II in 1158, the Bretons were already active participants in Anglo-Norman and French society.
Duke Geoffrey, Henry II and the Angevin empire; 6.
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 Kings, Queens, Presidents and First Ladies
John was the youngest son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Arthur, backed by Philip II, was recognized as Richard's successor in Anjou and Maine, and it was only a year later, in the Treaty of Le Goulet, that John was recognized as successor in all Richard's French possessions, in return for financial and territorial concessions to Philip.
He was suspicious, vengeful, and treacherous; Arthur I of Brittany was probably murdered in captivity, and Matilda de Braose, the wife of a recalcitrant Marcher baron, was starved to death with her son in a royal prison.
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 Richard I of England (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The third of King Henry II's legitimate sons, Richard was never expected to accede to the throne.
He was also an older brother of Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Leonora of Aquitaine, Joan Plantagenet and John of England.
Richard and his other brother, Geoffrey, duke of Brittany, thus learned how to defend their property while still teenagers.
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