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Geoffrey II of Vendôme

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Geoffrey II, surnamed Jordan, was the lord of Preuilly from 1067 (as Geoffrey III) and count of Vendôme from 1085, the son of Geoffrey II of Preuilly and Almodis of Blois.

When his brother-in-law Bouchard III died, he inherited Vendôme. He took part in the war between the brothers, the counts of Anjou, Geoffrey III and Fulk IV. He originally supported Fulk, but reversed his allegiance and was imprisoned by Lancelin de Beaugency only to be released in 1090 with a ransom.

He followed his predecessors into conflict with the Trinity Abbey, Vendôme and was excommunicated. In penitence, he took part in the First Crusade and died in 1102 a prisoner in Arab hands since the siege of Ascalon.

With his wife, Euphrosine, sister of Bouchard IV, he had three sons:

  • Geoffrey III, who succeeded in Vendôme
  • Escivard, who succeeded in Preuilly
  • Engelbaud (1062-1115), Archbishop of Tours
This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Geoffrey II of Vendôme. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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