|Geoffrey PLANTAGENET, Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond
Geoffrey PLANTAGENET, Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond
- Born: 23 Sep 1158
- Married: 1181
- Died: 19 Aug 1186, Paris, France
Robert of Torigny records the birth "1158 IX Kal Oct" of "filius Henrico regi Anglorum…Gaufredus". Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1158 that “Alienor regina” gave birth to “filium...Gaufridum”.
He was proclaimed Duke of Brittany in 1169 by his father. Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond de iure uxoris shortly after 6 Sep 1181.
The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "in civitate Paris XIV Kal Sep" of "Gaufridus dux Britannie comes Richemontis filius Henrici regis Anglie natu tertius". He was trodden to death by a horse during a tournament in Paris. Ralph de Diceto´s Abbreviationes Chronicorum record in 1186 that “Gaufridus dux Britanniæ filius regis Anglorum” was buried “Parisius in ecclesia majore”. 1
Geoffrey married Dss Constance DE BRETAGNE, daughter of Conan IV "le Petit" DE PENTHIÈVRE, Duc de Bretagne, Earl of Richmond, and Princess Margaret DE HUNTINGDON, Countess of Hereford, in 1181. (Constance DE BRETAGNE was born about 1161 in Bretagne, France, died on 5 Sep 1201 in Nantes, Bretagne, France and was buried in Bégard Monastery, transferred 24 Nov 1225 to Villeneuve-les-Nantes, Abbaye de Notre-Dame.)
1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Geoffrey.