Robert II "le Noble" CAPET, Comte d'Artois
- Born: Sep 1250
- Married (1): 1262, Paris, Île-de-France, France
- Married (2): 1277
- Married (3): 18 Oct 1298
- Died: 11 Jul 1302
An experienced soldier, he defeated the Flemings in 1297 at the Battle of Furnes. He was again sent into Flanders in July 1302, where he began to ravage the countryside and attempted to take the town of Kortrijk. He then met the Flemish army at the Battle of the Golden Spurs. His infantry advanced with great success against the Flemings (mostly city militia), but he ordered their recall to allow his cavalry to make the final, victorious charge. But on the broken, marshy ground, his knights were unable to gain enough momentum to break the Flemish shieldwall, and they were knocked down and slaughtered. Robert led some of the reserves in a second charge in an attempt to reverse their fortunes, but was cut down by the Flemish infantry.
After his death, his daughter Mahaut inherited Artois, but his grandson Robert unsuccessfully tried to claim it.
Robert married Amicie DE COURTENAY, daughter of Pierre DE COURTENAY Seigneur de Conches et de Mehun and Péronelle DE JOIGNY Dame de Châteaurenard et d'Amilly, in 1262 in Paris, Île-de-France, France. (Amicie DE COURTENAY was born in 1250 and died in 1275.)
Robert also married Agnès DE DAMPIERRE Dame de Bourbon in 1277. (Agnès DE DAMPIERRE Dame de Bourbon was born about 1237 and died on 7 Sep 1288.)
Robert also married Margaret DE HAINAUT, daughter of Jean II D' AVESNES Comte de Hainault et de Holand and Philippa (Philippine) DE LUXEMBOURG Countess of Luxemburg, on 18 Oct 1298. (Margaret DE HAINAUT died on 18 Oct 1342.)