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Family of Edward I COUNT OF BAR and Mary

Husband: Edward I COUNT OF BAR (1294-1336)
Wife: Mary ( - )
Marriage 1310

Husband: Edward I COUNT OF BAR

Name: Edward I COUNT OF BAR
Sex: Male
Father: Henry III COUNT OF BAR (1259-1302)
Mother: Eleanor (c. 1269-1298)
Birth 1294
Death 1336 (age 41-42)

Wife: Mary

Name: Mary
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Note on Husband: Edward I COUNT OF BAR

Edward I (died November 1336), grandson and namesake of Edward I of England, was the Count of Bar from 1302 to his death. He was a minor when he succeeded his father, Henry III, as count and ruled under the regency of his grandfather, as his mother, Eleanor of England, was dead since 1298.


The county was governed on Edward's behalf by John of Puisaye, Theobald, Bishop of Li├Ęge, and Renaud, Bishop of Metz.


In 1308, he accompanied Frederick IV of Lorraine into battle. In 1310, he married Mary, daughter of Robert II, Duke of Burgundy, and was declared to have attained his majority. Then he purchased the lordship of Stenay from his uncle John, the aforementioned lord of Puisaye. In 1313, he was captured in war against Frederick and not ransomed until 1314. He constructed a hydraulic forge at Moyeuvre-Grande in 1323. In 1324, he was again allied in military operations with the duke of Lorraine, and also with the King of Bohemia, John, and the Archbishop of Trier, Baldwin of Luxembourg. This operations was the War of Metz, for each of the allied lords was owed something by the citizens of Metz. Edward demanded compensation for garrisoning the city with his own troops during a conflict with the bishop of Verdun


In 1336, Edward died in a shipwreck off the coast of Famagusta, Cyprus, while en route to a Crusade. By his wife, he left three children:


Henry IV, his successor

Eleanor (died 1332), married (1330) Rudolph, Duke of Lorraine, son of Frederick IV

Beatrice, married Guy I Gonzaga, Lord of Mantua (they became paternal grandparents of Francesco I Gonzaga)