Jean DE FLANDRE Count of Namur
- Born: 1267
- Married (1): 1308
- Married (2): 6 Mar 1310
- Died: 10 Feb 1330, église des Cordeliers, Bruges, Belgium
Compiler's 17 x great-grandfather
Gouverneur de Namur (nommé par son père à Gand 05/11/1297), margrave de Namur (1298-1330, son père lui cède ses droits sur le comté de Namur 02/10/1298), seigneur de L'Ecluse (1330/31) et de Rouilles (1298), bat les Français à Courtrai (11/07/1302) mais est vaincu à Mons-en-Pévèle (1304), Régent de Flandres (1302-1305)
The Chronique Normande names "Jehan, Guy et Henry" as the three sons of "conte en Flandres…Guy de Dampierre" by his second wife "fille au conte de Luxembourg". His parentage is confirmed by the Continuatio of the Chronicle of Guillaume de Nangis which records the marriage in 1308 of "Johannes de Namursio filius Guidonis Flandrensis comitis."
His father appointed him as governor of the county of Namur at Gent 5 Nov 1297, then ceded his rights to the county 2 Oct 1298, whereby he became JEAN I Comte de Namur. His Flanders militia won the battle of Courtrai 11 Jul 1302, but was beaten at Mons-en-Pévèle in 1304. Regent of Flanders 1302-1305.
The necrology of Floreffe records the death "IV Id Feb" in 1330 of "Johannis de Flandria comitis Namurcensis". 1
Jean married Marguerite DE CLERMONT, daughter of Robert DE FRANCE Count of Clermont & Sire of Bourbon and Béatrix DE BOURBON, in 1308. (Marguerite DE CLERMONT was born in 1289 and died in Jan 1309 in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Jean also married Marie D' ARTOIS Dame de Mérode, daughter of Philippe D' ARTOIS Seigneur de Conches and Blanche DE BRETAGNE Dame de Brie-Comte-Robert, on 6 Mar 1310. (Marie D' ARTOIS Dame de Mérode was born in 1291 in Wijnendael, Flandres, died on 22 Jan 1365 and was buried in église des Cordeliers, Namur, Belgium.)