Duke of Brittany, Patron of Europe; Born: c. 1319 Blois, France: Died: 29 September 1364 (aged 44 – 45) Battle of Auray, Auray, France: Venerated in: Roman Catholic Church: Beatified: 14 December 1904 (confirmation of cultus) by Pope Pius X: Feast: 29 September (General Roman Calendar) Attributes: sword, tabard with Brittany's coat of arms, armor, shield: Patronage
Charles’s claim to Brittany through his marriage to Joan the Lame of Penthièvre, niece of Duke John III of Brittany, led to a conflict with the other claimants, John of Montfort and later his son Duke John IV of Brittany, in the 20-year War of the Breton Succession, which also involved the kings of England and France.
As Duke of Burgundy, Charles aspired to forge a kingdom of his own between France and Germany, approximating the former domains of the Frankish Emperor Lothair I. But Charles was killed in 1477 at the Battle of Nancy against René II, Duke of Lorraine and a hired army of Swiss mercenaries, and Louis was saved from his greatest adversary.
Charles I, Duke of Brittany (Medieval Breton Leaders) Charles I, also known as Charles of Blois Chatillon, was a Breton leader who claimed the title of the Duke of Brittany in 1341. He is till date best remembered for his involvement in the Breton War of Succession that lasted for more than twenty years.
Blessed Charles of Blois-Châtillon Duke of Brittany Reign 30 April 1341 – 29 September 1364 Predecessor John III Successor John IV Born c. 1319 Blois(France) Died 29 September 1364 (aged 44–45) Auray Spouse Joan, Duchess of Brittany Issue John I, Count of Penthièvre Marie, Duchess of Anjou Margaret, Countess of Angoulême House
Charles of Blois (Blois, 1319 – September 29, 1364), claimed the title duke of Brittany, from 1341 to his death. Charles is the son of Guy I of Blois-Châtillon, count of Blois, by Margaret of Valois, a sister of king Philip VI of France. He was a devout man, who took piety to the extreme of mortifying his own flesh.
Charles of Blois (1319 – 29 September 1364) claimed the title Duke of Brittany, from 1341 to his death. Charles was born in Blois, the son of Guy I of Blois-Châtillon, count of Blois, by Margaret of Valois, a sister of king Philip VI of France. He was a devout man, who took piety to the extreme of mortifying his own flesh.
Joan of France. Francis I (in Breton Fransez I, in French François I) (11 May 1414 – 17 July 1450), was Duke of Brittany, Count of Montfort and titular Earl of Richmond, from 29 August 1442 to his death. He was born in Vannes, the son of John V, Duke of Brittany and Joan of France, the daughter of King Charles VI of France .
Charles of Blois-Châtillon (1319 – 29 September 1364) "the Saint", was the legalist Duke of Brittany from 1341 to his death via his marriage to Joan of Penthiève, holding the title against the claims of John of Montfort. He was later canonized as a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church for his devotion to religion.
CHARLES ( c. 1319–1364), duke of Brittany, known as Charles of Blois and Charles of Châtillon, was the son of Guy of Châtillon, count of Blois (d. 1342), and of Marguerite of Valois, sister of Philip VI. of France.