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Jean II de Brienne

Also Known As: "Jean "d'Acre"", "bouteiller of France"
Birthplace: Acre, Palestine
Death: 1296 (61-70)
Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Place of Burial: Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone, Departement du Val0d'-Oise, Ile-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of John I, King of Jerusalem & Emperor of Constantinople and Berenguela de León, emperatriz consorte de Constantinopla
Husband of Jeanne, dame de Châteaudun and Marie de Coucy
Father of Isabel De Brienne and Blanche de Brienne, Baroness Tingry
Brother of Marie de Brienne, Regent of Constantinople and Namur; Alphonse de Brienne, comte d'Eu and Louis de Brienne "d'Acre", vicomte de Beaumont-au Maine
Half brother of Isabelle II, Queen of Jerusalem; John Brienne de Jerusalem, crown prince of Armenia and Agnese Tiepolo

Occupation: Ambassador to Castile in 1275. Grand Butler of France in 1258
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Jean II de Brienne


Jean (John) de Brienne (c. 1230-1296), in 1258 became Grand Butler of France. Married as his first wife, Jeanne, daughter of Geoffrey VI, Viscount of Chateaudun, and as his second wife, Marie de Coucy, widow of King Alexander II of Scotland. Had one daughter, Blanche by his first marriage.

6. JEAN de Brienne dit d'Acre (-1296). The Chronique de Guillaume de Nangis records in 1244 that Jean Emperor of Constantinople sent "ses trios fils, Alphonse, Jean et Louis, encore enfants" to Louis IX King of France[357]. "Jehan fiuz le roy Jehan de Jherusalem, bouteillier de France" instituted masses for "nostre pere le roy Jehan de Jherusalem et empereur de Costantinoble…et madame Berangiere sa fame jadis nostre mere" in the church of St Paul, Paris by charter dated Oct 1294[358]. Bouteiller of France.

m firstly ([1250/52]%29 as her second husband, JEANNE de Châteaudun, widow of JEAN Comte de Montfort, daughter of GEOFFROY [VI] Vicomte de Châteaudun & his second wife Clémence des Roches (-[19 Sep 1254]). Joinville records that “l´empereris s´en alla en France” (dated to [1249] from the context) and took with him “monsignour Jehan d´Acre son frère” whom he married to “la contesce de Montfort”[359]. “Jeanne comtesse de Montfort” granted a confirmation charter dated 1251[360]. The necrology of Joyenval records the death “19 Sep...circa...1254“ of "domini Joannis Montifortis comitis et dominæ Joannæ de Castilione uxoris eius”[361]. "Clementia Castriduni et Castrilidi domina...cum...filia mea Johanna quondam comitissa Montisfortis" donated harvest to the nuns of Bonlieu, for the souls of “...Gaufridi quondam vicecomitis Castriduni sponsi mei”, by charter dated Nov 1255[362].

m secondly (before 6 Jun 1257, separated [1265]%29 MARIE de Coucy, widow of ALEXANDER II King of Scotland, daughter of ENGUERRAND [III] Seigneur de Coucy & his third wife Marie de Montmirail (-[1284/85], bur Newbottle, Scotland). She is named by Matthew Paris, who also names her father when he records her (first) marriage[363]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1239 of "Ingelrannus de Coci…filiam suam" and "regi Scotie Alexandro"[364]. She returned to France 29 Sep 1251 after her husband's death[365]. King Henry III granted free passage to “Johanni filio regis Jerusalem, regni Franciæ consorti vestræ reginæ Scotiæ” by charter dated 6 Jun 1257[366]. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records that "Maria mater regis Alexandri…uxor Johannis de Aconia" fled her husband for Scotland in 1265[367]. John of Fordun´s Scotichronicon (Continuator) records the death of "Maria mater Alexandri tertii regis Scotiæ in partibus transmarinis", dated to [1284/85] from the context[368]. Jean & his first wife had one child:

Jean de Brienne1,2

M, #107807, b. before 1241, d. 1296

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Last Edited=11 May 2004

    Jean de Brienne was born before 1241. He was the son of Maud de Brienne.2 He married, firstly, Mary de Coucy, daughter of Enguerrand III, Lord de Coucy and Mary de Montmirel-en-Brie, in 1257.3 He married, secondly, Jeanne, Dame du Château du Loir, daughter of Geoffrey IV, Vicomte de Châteaudun.2 He died in 1296.2

Jean de Brienne was also known as Jean of Acre. He held the office of Grand Butler of France in 1258.2 He held the office of Ambassador to Castile in 1275.2
Child of Jean de Brienne and Jeanne, Dame du Château du Loir

Blanche de Brienne, Dame de La Loupelande+ 2


[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 199. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S8] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition, 2 volumes (Crans, Switzerland: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 1999), volume 1, page 227. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 106th edition.

[S16] Jirí Louda and Michael MacLagan, Lines of Succession: Heraldry of the Royal Families of Europe, 2nd edition (London, U.K.: Little, Brown and Company, 1999), table 12. Hereinafter cited as Lines of Succession.

Jean de Brienne1

M, b. circa 1225, d. 1296, #6983

Father Jean de Brienne1 b. circa 1168, d. 21 March 1237

Mother Berengaria de León1,2 b. between 1198 and 1199, d. 12 April 1237

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Reference 11378

Title Jean de Brienne held the title of Seigneur of Chateau-du-Loir, le Boux, Loupelande, Mayet, Oustille; Butler of France, Ambassadore to Castile, Bailiff of Montfort-l'Amaury.2

Name Variation Jean de Brienne was also styled Jean d' Acre.2

Birth* He was born circa 1225.1

Marriage* He married second Jeanne de Châteaudun, daughter of Vicomte Geoffrey V of Châteaudun and Clemence des Roches, in 1251.1,3,2

Marriage* He married first Mary de Coucy, daughter of Enguerrand III de Coucy and Marie de Montmirail, without issue.1,3,4,2

Death* He died in 1296.1,3,2

Burial* He was buried at Abbey of Maubuisson, France.1,2

Family 1 Jeanne de Châteaudun b. after 1219, d. after 1265

Marriage* He married second Jeanne de Châteaudun, daughter of Vicomte Geoffrey V of Châteaudun and Clemence des Roches, in 1251.1,3,2


Blanche de Brienne b. c 1252, d. 1302

Family 2 Mary de Coucy

Marriage* He married first Mary de Coucy, daughter of Enguerrand III de Coucy and Marie de Montmirail, without issue.1,3,4,2

Last Edited 20 Nov 2004


[S218] Marlyn Lewis, Ancestry of Elizabeth of York.

[S284] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, Brienne 6.

[S168] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, 120-30.

Jean de “John” Brienne
BIRTH 1230
DEATH 1296 (aged 65–66)
Abbey of Maubuisson
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone, Departement du Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France
MEMORIAL ID 101770135

Family Members
Jean de Brienne
Berengaria of León

Maria di Brienne
Alphonse de Brienne
Louis of Acre

Half Siblings
Yolanda de Brienne

Blanche de Brienne de Fiennes
1250 – unknown

[S285] Leo van de Pas, 30 Jun 2004.

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Jean II de Brienne's Timeline

Acre, Palestine
Courtrain, Mynn, France
Mayenne, Mayenne, (aujourd'hui Pays de la Loire), France
Age 28
Grand Butler of France
Age 66
Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Titular King of Jeruselum
Grand Butler in France
Abbey of Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone, Departement du Val0d'-Oise, Ile-de-France, France