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Hugh de Courtenay, Baron Courtenay

Hugh de Courtenay, Baron Courtenay[1, 2]

Male - 1374

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  • Name Hugh de Courtenay 
    Suffix Baron Courtenay 
    Gender Male 
    Military 3 Apr 1367  Nájera, La Rioja, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Nájera. Courtenay was a member of the English force under the command of Edward, the Black Prince, that had invaded Castile to reinstall Pedro the Cruel, an ally who had been deposed by his half-brother, Enrique Trastámara. The Castilian campaign was a tactical success for the English, who routed the French allied Trastámara, but it turned into a strategic failure with the refusal of Pedro to honor his commitments. Trastámara murdered Pedro in 1369. 
    Title 8 Jan 1371 
    Summoned to parliament as Baron Courtenay. 
    Died 20 Feb 1374 
    Person ID I14583  Dickinson
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2017 

    Father Hugh de Courtenay, KG,   b. 22 Mar 1327,   d. 2 Sep 1349  (Age 22 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth de Vere,   d. ca. Sep 1375 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1341 
    Family ID F3970  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matilda de Holand, Countess of Ligny and Saint-Pol,   b. ca. 1359,   d. bef. 13 Apr 1392  (Age ~ 33 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1363 
    • Papal dispensation.
    • No issue.
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F4471  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Nájera. Courtenay was a member of the English force under the command of Edward, the Black Prince, that had invaded Castile to reinstall Pedro the Cruel, an ally who had been deposed by his half-brother, Enrique Trastámara. The Castilian campaign was a tactical success for the English, who routed the French allied Trastámara, but it turned into a strategic failure with the refusal of Pedro to honor his commitments. Trastámara murdered Pedro in 1369. - 3 Apr 1367 - Nájera, La Rioja, Spain Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLISH%20NOBILITY%20MEDIEVAL1.htm#HughCourtenaydied1374.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Hugh Courtenay (died 1374)," http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Courtenay_%28died_1374%29.