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Philip I, Count of Boulogne

Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis, Boulogne, Mortain, Aumale, and Dammartin
The basics
AKA Philip Hurepel
Date of birth
Date of death 1234 Corbeil-Essonnes, canton of Corbeil-Essonnes, arrondissement of Évry, Essonne
Children: Alberic of Clermont Johanna van Clermont
Spouse: Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne
Sister(s): Marie of France Duchess of Brabant
Mother: Agnes of Merania
Father: Philip II of France
Brother(s): Louis VIII of France
The details

Philip I of Boulogne (Philip Hurepel) (1200–1235) was a French prince, Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis in his own right, and Count of Boulogne, Mortain, Aumale, and Dammartin-en-Goële jure uxoris.

He was the son of Philip II of France and his controversial third wife Agnes of Merania. Illegitimacy shadowed his birth and career, but he was legitimated by Pope Innocent III. He was associated with founding the Tour du Guet in Calais. He is the first recorded person to bear a differenced version of the arms of France.

He was married in c. 1223 to Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne. Young Philip, by right of his wife, became Count of Boulogne, Mortain, Aumale, and Dammartin-en-Goële. He revolted against his sister-in-law Blanche of Castile when his elder half-brother Louis VIII died in 1226. When Philip died in 1235, Matilda continued to reign and was married to Afonso III of Portugal.

Matilda and Philip had a son Alberic and daughter Joan, who both survived Philip.

Alberic reportedly renounced his rights and went to England, for unknown reasons. Apparently he survived his mother and died in 1284.

Joan of Boulogne married Gaucher de Châtillon in 1236.


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