House of Châtillon

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The house of Châtillon was a famous French dynasty, with origns in the 9th century, and which went extinct in 1762. The name goes back to a county in the region of Champagne, with as captial Châtillon-sur-Marne, with as other major branches Saint-Pol-sur-Ternoise, Blois, Penthièvre, Chartres, etc. The Counts of Châtillon used the additional title Prince of Porcien.

Important members of this dynasty were:

  • Odo, who became pope Urban II
  • Raynald of Châtillon, who took part in the second crusade, was governing Antioch, and was later captured by the Muslims.
  • Walter III of Châtillon (1219), sénéchal of Bourgundy, who accompanied Philip II of France to the Holy Land, and distinguished himself in the siege of Akko and the battle at Bouvines.
  • his grand-grandson Walter of Châtillon(1250-1329), connétable of France Franrkijk under Philip IV of France, and minister under Louis X.
  • Jacques de Châtillon
  • Charles of Blois (1319-1364), who reigned over the region of Champagne.
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