Count Alan Fergant BRITTANY
Duke Conan Bretagne BRITTANY, IV


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Duke Conan Bretagne BRITTANY, IV

  • Died: 1171

   Another name for Conan was BRITTANY Duke.

   General Notes:


Kings and Queens of Great Britain, Genealogical Chart, Anne Taute and Romilly Squire, Taute, 1990: "Margaret, Daughter of Henry Earl of Huntingdon and Ada De Warenne, Mar =1 Conan IV Duke of Brittany, =2 Humphrey De Bohun, Died 1171."

The Political History of England, Vol II, George Burton Adams Longmans Green and Co, 1905, Ch VII, p158:
[1113] "...A few days later a treaty was made at Gisors, with the king of France. Louis formally conceded to Henry the overlordship of Belleme, which had not before depended upon the duchy of Normandy, and that of Maine, Britanny. In the case of Maine and of Britanny this was the recognition oflong-standing claims and of accomplished facts, for Count Alan Fergant of Britanny, as well as Fulk of Anjou, had already become the vassal of Henry, and had obtained the hand of a natural daughter of the king for his son Conan, who in this year became count..."
Ch XIV, p297:
"...[Henry's] hold on Britanny was strengthened by the death, in February, 1171, of Conan the candidate whom he had recognized as count. Since 1166 the administration of the country had been practically in his hands; and in that year his son Geoffrey had been betrothed to Constance, the daughter and heiress of Conan. Geoffrey would now succeed to the countship, but he was still a child; and Britanny was virtually incorporated in Henry's continental empire."

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol I, p372, Angevin (Norman) Empire: "...Brittany, first conquered by Henry I in 1113, was finally brought into the Angevin Empire when Henry II's son Geoffrey (died 1186), who married the heiress of Duke Conan IV, succeeded as Duke of Brittany in 1171..."

   Marriage Information:

Conan married Margaret De HUNTINGDON, daughter of Earl Henry Canmore De Huntingdon NORTHUMBERLAND and Countess Ada Gundred De Warrene WARWICK. (Margaret De HUNTINGDON was born about 1144 in Northumberland, Northumberland, England, christened about 1154 in Scotland and died in 1201 in , , England.)

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