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Enguerrand VII de Coucy[1, 2]

Male 1340 - 1397  (57 years)


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  • Name Enguerrand VII de Coucy 
    Born 1340  Coucy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Enguerrand VII de Coucy was born about 1339, son of Enguerrand VI, and became the new Lord of Coucy, powerful man in France, holding lands, revenue, and a galaxy of armorial bearings, and twelve coats of arms of Boisgency; Hainault, Dreux, Saxony, Montmirail, Roucy, Baliol, Ponthieu, Chatillon, St. Pol, Gueldres, and Flanders.  Not to mention his mother's side to the Hapsburgs of Austria and Savoy.  Enguerrand VII was born while his father was off doing battle against the English in defense of Tournai on the Flemish border.  Enguerrand was the result of 114 years of Coucy family men, from 1339 to 1453 in five generations.  Actually the 12th generation from when the first Coucy took the lands from the Bishop of Reims in the 10th Century.
    Gender Male 
    Will Feb 16, 1397  Brusa, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • After the battle of Nicosa, in which he became captive and prisoner of the Sultan Bejasat, Enguerrand VII de Coucy wrote his last will on 16 February 1397 while being held at Brusa (Bursa) in Turkey.  Probably dictated to the Physician Geoffrey Maupoivre, who had accompanied the crusade.  Written in Latin, it dictated his burial at Nogent; orders for a monastery at Ste Trinite; bequests to the Notre Dame de Chartres and others; he ordered his executors to pay his debts, who included Comte d'Eu; Boucicaut; Guy de Tremoille; Guillaume de Tremoille, Jacques de la Marche, and six other French knights, who witnessed and signed the instrument.
    Died Feb 18, 1397  Brusa, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Enguerrand VII Sire de Coucy Count of Soissons, died in prison at Brusa, Turkey.    He was age 56.
    Buried Apr 1397  Nogent and Ste Trinite' Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • As per his last request, the embalmed heart (some say the body) and bones of Enguerrand VII Sire de Coucy, Count of Soissons, was returned to France was returned by Willay, and an impressive funeral of grandeur was conducted by the Bishops of Noyon and Laon, the bones (or body) was buried in an imposing tomb at Nogent, and the heart at Ste Trinite, marked by a plaque showing an engraved heart super-imposed over the Coucy arms.  April 1397.
    Notes 
    • Enguerrand VII de Coucy, since he had first marched at age fifteen against the English, at 18 hunted down the Jacquerie, the range of de Coucy's experience had extended over an extraordinary variety of combat, diplomacy, government, and social and political relationships. Son-in-law of King Edward III, holding double allegiance to two kings at war, subject of King Jean of France, his position in the annals of English-French history was unique.  He had seen war as captain of one of the top in command in eleven campaigns - in Piedmont, Lombardy, Switzerland, Normandy, Languedoc, Tuscanny, northern France, Flanders, Guelders, Tunisia, Genoa, and commanded mercenaries, fought at ally or antagonist of the Count of Savoy; Gregory XI; Hawkwood; the Visconti of Milan; the Hapsburgs of Austria; the Swiss; Navarrest; Gascons; English; Berbers; the Republic of Florence; and Nobles of Genoa.  He had been diplomat negotiated with Pope Clement VII; the duke of Brittany; the Count of Flanders; the Queen of Aragon; with the English at peace parlays with France; and the rebels of Paris.  His marriage to Isabella of England, 8 years his senior, was one of extravagance on her part; his 2nd marriage to Isabella of Lorraine, was one of a man trying to please a wife 30 years his junior.  He had served as adviser to three Kings, Edward III of England, Jean and Charles of France; adviser to two royal Dukes, Anjou and Orleans; as Lt. General of Picardy and Guienne; Member of the French Royal Council; Grand Bouteiller of France; nominated twice for Constable of France (which he rejected). A truly remarkable man and career of the 14th century.
    Person ID I20198  mykindred
    Last Modified Feb 6, 2003 

    Family Isabelle of England,   b. 1332, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1379, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married Jul 27, 1365  Windsor Castle Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • On July 27, 1365 Isabella of England Engurrand de Coucy were married at Windsor Castle, amid festivity and magnificence.  She was age 33, oldest daughter of King Edward III. of England.
    Children 
     1. Marie de Coucy,   b. Apr 1366, Coucy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1405, at a wedding feast in Coucy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Philippa de Coucy, Duchess of Bedford & Oxford,   b. Apr 1367, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.
    Family ID F7331  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978).
      The Tuchman book, "A Distant Mirror" chronicles the lives of the de Coucy family, and especially the son Enguerrand VII Duke of Coucy, friend at court of Kings, Edward III of England and Jean and Charles V of France. Fascinating review of the lives of medieval life during the 14th century. Great for many details not provided by other historians, especially the wives, children, and marriages so long overlooked by others.

    2. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman page 547.

    3. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman pages 13-14 and 48.

    4. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman pages 570-571.

    5. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman page 571.

    6. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman pages 571-572.

    7. [S295] Tuchman, Barbara W. - A Distant Mirror (1978), Tuchman page 219-220.



  
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