Philip II, Count of Nevers

Phillip II, Count of Nevers (October 1389, Villaines-en-Duesmois 25 October 1415, Agincourt) was the youngest son of Philip the Bold and Margaret III of Flanders.[1]

Philip II, Count of Nevers
Coat of arms of the county of Nevers
BornOctober 1389
Died25 October 1415 (aged 2526)
Noble familyValois-Burgundy
    Isabelle de Coucy
    (m. 1409; died 1411)
      (m. 1413)
      FatherPhilip the Bold
      MotherMargaret III of Flanders

      He succeeded his brothers, John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy and Anthony, Duke of Brabant, as Count of Nevers and Rethel respectively after each of them acceded to their duchies.[2]

      He married in Soissons, on 9 April 1409, Isabelle de Coucy (d. 1411),[3] daughter of Enguerrand VII de Coucy and Isabelle of Lorraine. They had two children:

      • Philip of Nevers (1410 1411/aft. 1415)
      • Margaret of Nevers (14111411/12)

      He married again, in Beaumont-en-Artois on 20 June 1413, Bonne of Artois, daughter of Philip of Artois, Count of Eu.[3] They had two sons:

      He also had four illegitimate children by various mistresses.

      In spite of his elder brother John's ambivalent position and ultimate refusal to come to the aid of the royal army in the face of the English invasion of Henry V in 1415, Philip was with the French army at the Battle of Agincourt, and both he and his brother Anthony were killed in the battle.[2] He was succeeded by his son Charles.

      Share this article:

      This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Philip II, Count of Nevers, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.