List of nobles and magnates of France in the 13th century

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Kings of France[edit]


Portrait Coat of arms Name King from King until Relationship with predecessor(s) Title
Sceau de Philippe Auguste. - Archives Nationales - SC-D157.jpg Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg Philip II Augustus
(Philippe Auguste)
18 September 1180 14 July 1223  • Son of Louis VII King of the Franks
(Roi des Francs)
King of France
(Roi de France)[1]
Louis8.jpg Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg Louis VIII the Lion 14 July 1223 8 November 1226  • Son of Philip II Augustus King of France
(Roi de France)
Saintlouis.jpg Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg Louis IX the Saint
(Saint Louis)
8 November 1226 25 August 1270  • Son of Louis VIII
Miniature Philippe III Courronement.jpg Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg Philip III the Bold
(Philippe)
25 August 1270 5 October 1285  • Son of Louis IX
Filippoilbello.gif Arms of the Kingdom of France & Navarre (Ancien).svg Philip IV the Fair, the Iron King
(Philippe)
5 October 1285 29 November 1314  • Son of Philip III King of France and of Navarre
(Roi de France et de Navarre)

Peers of France[edit]

Note: Ecclesiastical peers must have had the title for at least five years to be listed here to avoid clutter. If there is not a peer listed for a certain number of years under 5 it does necessarily mean that the position was vacant.

Title Coats of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Archbishops of Reims
France cross argent.svg
Aubrey, Archbishop of Reims (1207-1218) William of Joinville (1219-1226) Henry of Dreux (1227-1240) Juhel de Mathefelon (1245-1250) Thomas de Beaumes (1251-1263) Pierre Barbet (1273-1298)
Duke-Bishop of Laon
Blason Evêques de Laon.svg
Roger de Rosoy (1175-1207) Robert de Châtillon (1210-1215) Anselme de Mauny (1215-1238) Garnier (1238-1248) Ithier de Mauny (1248-1261) Guillaume des Moustiers (1262-1269) Geoffroy de Beaumont (1270-1279) Guillaume de Châtillon (1280-1285) Robert de Torote (1285-1297)
Duke-Bishop of Langres
Blason ville fr Langres (Haute-Marne).svg
Hutin de Vandeuvre (1200-1205) Robert de Châtillon (1205-1210) Guillaume de Joinville (1210-1226) Hugues de Montréal (1220-1236) Robert de Torote (1236-1242) Hugues de Rochecorbon (1242-1250) Guy de Rochefort (1250-1266) Guy de Genève (1266-1291) Jean de Rochefort (1294-1305)
Dukes of Normandy
Blason region fr Normandie.svg
John, King of England (Nominal 1219-1216) Henry III of England (Nominal 1216-1259) Confiscated by the Crown of France
Dukes of Aquataine
Blason region fr Aquitaine.svg
John, King of England (1199-1216) Henry III of England (1216-1272) Edward I of England (1272-1307)
Dukes of Burgundy
Blason Ducs Bourgogne (ancien).svg
Eudes III, Duke of Burgundy (1192-1218) Hugh IV, Duke of Burgundy (1218-1271) Robert II, Duke of Burgundy (1271-1306)
Count-Bishops of Beauvais
Blason de Beauvais.svg
Philip of Dreux (1175-1217) Milo of Nanteuil (1217-1234) Robert de Cressonsacq (1237-1248) Guillaume de Grès (1249-1267) Renaud de Nanteuil (1267-1283) Thibaud de Nanteuil (Beauvais) (1283-1300)
Count-Bishops of Châlons
Blason Archevêques de Reims.svg
Gérard de Douai (1200-1215) William (Perche) (1215-1226) Philip II (bishop of Châlons) (1228-1237) Geoffroy de Grandpré (1241-1247) Pierre (I) de Hans (1248-1261) Conon de Vitry (1262-1269) Rémi de Somme-Tourbe (1273–1284) Jean (I) de Châteauvillain (1285-1313)
Count-Bishops of Noyon
Blason Evêques de Noyon.svg
Stephan of Nemours (1188-121) Gérard de Bazoches (1222-1228) Nicolas de Roye (1228-1240) Pierre I Charlot (1240-1249) Vermond de La Boissière (1250-1272) Guy II des Prés (Prez) (1272-1297)
Counts of Flanders
Blason Nord-Pas-De-Calais.svg
Baldwin IX of Flanders (1194-1205) Joan, Countess of Flanders (1205-1244, through husbands) Guy of Flanders (1251-1305)
Counts of Champagne
Blason région fr Champagne-Ardenne.svg
Theobald IV of Champagne (1201-1253) Theobald V of Champagne (1253-1270) Henry III of Champagne (1270-1274) Joan I of Navarre (1274-1305)
Counts of Toulouse
Blason Languedoc.svg
Raymond VI, Count of Toulouse (1194-1222) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1215-1218) Raymond VII, Count of Toulouse (1222-1249) Joan, Countess of Toulouse (1249-1271) Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (1249-1271)
Duchy of Brittany - Unlike other powerful statelets in France Brittany was neither part of the Holy Roman Empire or France and had a Celtic Language
Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Duke of Brittany
Blason Pierre Ier de Bretagne.svg

Archbishops[edit]

See Peers for more Archbishops
# Title Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
1 Archbishops of Aix Provence Gui de Fos (1186-1212) Bermond Cornut (1212-1223) Raimond Audibert (1223-1251) Philip I (1251-1257) Vicedomino de Vicedominis (1257-1273) Grimier Vicedominus (1274-1282) Rostan de Noves (1283-1311)
2 Archbishops of Arles Provence Imbert d'Eyguière (1191-1202) Michel de Morèse (1202-1217) Uc Béroard (1218-1232) Jean Baussan (1233-1258) Bertran Malferrat (1258-1262) Florent (1262-1266) Bertran de Saint-Martin (1266-1273) Bernard de Languissel (1274-1281) Bertrand Amalric (1281-1286) Rostaing de la Capre (1286-1303)
3 Archbishops of Auch Gascony Bernardus (1201) Garsias de l'Ort(1215-1226) Amanevus de Grisinhac (1226-1241) Hispanus de Massanc (1244-1261) Amanevus (1262-1318)
4 Archbishops of Bourges Blois & Berry William of Donjeon (1200-1209) Girard de Cros (1209-1218) Simon de Sully (1218-1232) Philippe Berruyer (1232-1260) Jean de Sully (1260-1271) Guy de Sully (1276-1280) Simon de Beaulieu (1281-1294 Gilles de Rome (1295-1316)
5 Archbishops of Lyon Burgundy Renaud de Forez (1193–1226) Bérard de Got (1289) Louis of Naples (1290-1295)
6 Archbishops of Narbonne Toulouse Berengar of Barcelona (1191-1212) Arnaldus Amalric (1212-1225) Pierre Amiel(1226-1245) Guillaume de Broue (1245-1257) Jacques (1257-1259) Guy de Foulques (1259-1261) Maurinus (1262-1272) Pierre de Montbrun (1272-1286) Gilles I Aycelin de Montaigu (1287-1311)
7 Archbishops of Rouen Normandy Walter de Coutances (1184-1208) Robert III Poulain (1208-1222) Thibaud d'Amiens (1222-1231) Maurice (1231-1237) Peter II de Colmieu (1237-1245) Eudes I Clement (1245-1247) Eudes II Rigaud (1247-1276) William II de Flavacourt (1276-1306)
8 Archbishop of Sens Ile de France Peter of Corbeil (1200-1222) Philippe de Marigny William of Paris
9 Archbishops of Tours Tourraine Barthelemy de Vendôme (1174-1206) Géoffroy de la Lande (1206-1208) Jean de la Faye (1208-1228) Juhel de Mathefelon (1229-1244) Géoffroy Marcel (1245-1251) Pierre de Lamballe (1252-1256) Vincent de Pirmil (1257-1270) Jean de Montsoreau (1271-1284) Bouchard Dain (1286-1290) Renaud de Montbazon (1296-1312)

Dukes[edit]

See Peers for more Dukes
# Title Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1 Dukes of Brittany Brittany Guy of Thouars (1199-1213 Jure uxoris) Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1196-1203 as co-ruler) Peter I, Duke of Brittany (1213-1221 Jure uxoris) John I, Duke of Brittany (1221-1286) John II, Duke of Brittany (1286-1305)
2 Dukes of Narbonne Toulouse See Counts of Toulouse

Marquises[edit]

# Title Region 1st 2nd
1 Marquis of Anduze/Gothia Toulouse Bernard d'Anduze (Marquis) (1200-1223) Pierre Bermond (1223-1254)
2 Marquis of Provence Provence See Counts of Toulouse

Counts[edit]

Greater Counts
# Title Coat of Arms Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1 Counts of Anjou
Anjou Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1199-1203) John I Tristan (Anjou) (1219-1232) Charles I of Anjou (1246-1285) Charles II of Naples (1285-1290) Margaret, Countess of Anjou (1290-1299)
2 Counts of Auvergne
Auvergne Guy II of Auvergne (1195-1224) William X of Auvergne (1224-1246) Robert V, count of Auvergne (1246-1277) William XI of Auvergne (1277-1279) Robert VI, count of Auvergne (1279-1317)
3 Counts of Blois
Blois & Berry Louis I, Count of Blois (1191-1205) Theobald VI, Count of Blois (1205-1218) Walter II of Avesnes (1218-1230) Hugh I, Count of Blois (1226-1241) John I, Count of Blois (1241-1280) Joan, Countess of Blois (1280-1291) Hugh II, Count of Blois (1291-1307)
4 Counts of Maine
Arms of Jean dAnjou.svg
Maine John, King of England (1199-1204) French Royal Domain 1204-1219 & 1232-1246 John Tristan de Maine (1219-1232) Charles I of Anjou (1246-1285) Charles II of Naples (1285-1290) Charles, Count of Valois (1290-1314)
5 Counts of La Marche
La Marche Hugh IX of Lusignan (1203-1219) Hugh X of Lusignan (1219-1249) Hugh XI of Lusignan (1249-1260) Hugh XII of Lusignan (1260-1275) Hugh XIII of Lusignan (1275-1303)
6 Counts of Nevers
Nevers Hervé IV of Donzy (1199-1223) Guigues IV of Forez (1226-11241) Odo, Count of Nevers (1257-1262) John Tristan, Count of Valois (1265-1270) Robert III, Count of Flanders (1272-1280) Louis I, Count of Nevers (1280-1322)
7 Counts of Périgord
Périgord Elias V de Périgord (1166-1205) Archambaud I of Périgord (1205-1212) Archambaud II of Périgord (1212-1239) Elias VI of Périgord (1239-1251) Archambaud III of Périgord (1251-1295) Elias VII of Périgord (1295-1311)
8 Counts of Poitiers
Poitou Richard of Cornwall (1224-1241, nominal after 1224) Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (1225–71) Philip V of France (1291-1322)
9 Counts of Valois
Vermandois & Ponthieu French Royal Domain John Tristan, Count of Valois (1268-1270) Charles, Count of Valois (1284-1325)
10 Counts of Vermandois
Vermandois & Ponthieu Eleanor, Countess of Vermandois (1183-1214) Added to the French Royal Domain
Lesser Counts
# Title Region Liege Lord (after 1204) Coat of arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
1 Counts of Alencon Normandy King of France
Alençon Arms.svg
Robert I, count of Alençon (~1191-1217) Peter I, Count of Alençon (1269-1283) Charles I (1285-1325)
2 Counts of Angouleme Angouleme King of England
Coat of Arms of Hugh X of Lusignan.svg
Aymer of Angoulême (1186-1202) John, King of England (1202-1216) Isabella of Angoulême (1216-1220 in her own right) Hugh X of Lusignan (1220-1249)
3 Counts of Artois Artois King of France
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Louis VIII of France (1190-1223) Robert I, Count of Artois (1237-1250) Robert II, Count of Artois (1250-1302)
4 Counts of Aumale Normandy King of France
Coat of arms of William de Fortibus, Earl of Albemarle.png
Held by the Kings of France but Contested by the English Earls of Aumale
5 Counts of Auxerre Burgundy Duke of Burgundy
Coat of arms of the House of Welf-Brunswick (Braunschweig).svg
Peter II of Courtenay (1184-1218) Hervé of Donzy (1218-1257) Guy II of Châtillon (1223-1225) Archambaud of Dampierre (12??-1254) Odo of Burgundy (1257-1261) John I (1273-1290) William VI (1290-1304)
6 Counts of Bar—sur-Seine Burgundy Burgundy, Lorraine 1216-1220
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Milo IV, lord of Le Puiset (1190-1219) Escheats to the Count of Champagne
7 Counts of Boulogne Normandy King of France
Brasão de armas do reino de Portugal (1139).svg
Ida (1173-1216) Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne (1216-1223 in her own right) Philip I (1223-1235) Afonso (1235-1253) Robert I (1261-1277) Robert II (1277-1314)
8 Counts of Brienne Champagne Count of Champagne
Armoiries Famille Brienne.svg
Walter III (1191-1205) Walter IV (1205-1246) John (1246-1260) Hugh (1260-1296) Walter V (1296-1311)
9 Count of Chartres Blois & Berry King of France
Valois Arms.svg
Louis I, Count of Blois (1191-1205) Theobald VI, Count of Blois (1205-1218) Isabelle († 1248), Countess of Chartres and Romorantin (1218-1248) Matilda of Amboise (1248-1256) John I, Count of Blois (1256-1280) Joan, Countess of Blois (1280-1291) Charles, Count of Valois (1270-1325)
10 Counts of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis Vermandois & Ponthieu King of France
Arms of Robert de Clermont.svg
Louis I of Blois (1191-1205) Theobald VI of Blois (1205-1218) Philip Hurepel (1218-1234) Alberic (1234-12??) Jeanne, Countess of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (12??-1252) Robert, Count of Clermont (1268-1317)
11 Counts of Clermont-Tonnerre? Normandy King of France
Blason Clermont-Tonnerre.svg
Guillaume de Clermont Geoffroy de Clermont
12 Counts of Dammartin Isle de France King of France
Blason Matthieu de Trie.svg
Renaud (1200-1214) Philippe Hurepel (1214-1234) Afonso III (1235-1259) Matthieu de Trie (died 1272)(1265-1272) Jean II de Trie (1272-1302)
13 Counts of Dreux Isle de France King of France
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Robert II, Count of Dreux (1184-1218) Robert III, Count of Dreux (1218-1234) John I, Count of Dreux (1234-1249) Robert IV, Count of Dreux (1249-1282) John II, Count of Dreux (1282-1309)
14 Counts of Eu Normandy King of France/King of England
Arms of Alphonso of Brienne.svg
Alix, Countess of Eu (1191-1246) Raoul I of Lusignan (1213-1217/19) Raoul II of Lusignan (1246-1250) Marie, Countess of Eu (1250-1260) with Alphonso of Brienne (1250-1260) John I of Brienne, Count of Eu (1270-1294) John II of Brienne, Count of Eu (1294-1302)
15 Count of Évreux Normandy King of France
Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg
Royal Domain of France Louis, Count of Évreux (1298-1319)
16 County of Fézensac Gascony King of England/King of France
Fezensac blason.svg
Géraud IV d'Armagnac (1193-1215) Gerald V of Armagnac (1215-1219) Peter Gérard of Armagnac (1219-1241) Bernard V of Armagnac (1241-1243) Arnaud Odon of Armagnac (1243-1255) Gerald VI, Count of Armagnac (1256-1285) Bernard of Armagnac (1285-1319)
17 Counts of Forez Burgundy Dauphin of Viennois
Armoiries Forez.svg
Guigues III of Forez (1199-1203) Guigues IV of Forez (1203-1241) Guigues V (VI) (1241-1259) Renaud (1259-1270) Guigues VI (VII) 91270-1279) John I of Forez (1279-1333)
18 Counts of Guînes Normandy Count of Flanders/King of France
Blason de la Maison de Guines.svg
Baldwin II, Count of Guînes (1169-1205) Arnoul II, Count of Guînes (1205-1220) Baldwin III, Count of Guînes (1220-1244)
19 Counts of Joigny Champagne Count of Champagne
Blason Bourgogne-comté ancien(aigle).svg
Guillaume I of Joigny (1179-1220) Pierre I of Joigny (1220-1222) Guillaume II of Joigny (1222-1248) Guillaume III of Joigny (1248-1261) Jean I of Joigny (1261-1283 John II Blondell (1283-1324)
20 Counts of Longueville Burgundy Duke of Burgundy/King of France
Arms of the County of Longueville.png
William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1220-1239) Vacant Enguerrand de Marigny
21 Counts of Mâcon Burgundy Dauphin of Viennois
Blason Mâcon.svg
William IV of Mâcon (1284-1224) Géraud II of Mâcon (1224) Alix of Mâcon (1224-1239) Sold to the crown of France
22 Counts of Meulan Ile de France King of France
Armoiries Comtes Meulan.png
Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (1166-1204) Extinct
23 Counts of Mortain Normandy King of France
Brasão de armas do reino de Portugal (1139).svg
Ida, Countess of Boulogne (1204-1216) Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne (1216-1245) with her husbands Joan, Countess of Ponthieu (1245-1251) Vacant
24 Counts of Nantes Brittany Duchy of Brittany
Blason Pierre Ier de Bretagne.svg
Arthur I, Duke of Brittany (1196-1203) Merged into Duchy of Brittany
25 Counts of Orleans Ile de France King of France
Arms of the Kingdom of France (Ancien).svg
Philip III of France
26 Counts of Penthièvre Brittany Duke of Brittany
Blason Pierre Ier de Bretagne.svg
Under the Dukes of Brittany
27 Counts of Perche Maine King of France
Blason ville fr Chambellay (Maine-et-Loire).svg
Geoffrey III, Count of Perche (1191-1202) Thomas, Count of Perche (1202-1217) William II, Count of Perche (1217-1226) Royal Domain
28 Counts of Piedmont Piedmont Counts of Savoy/Holy Roman Emperor
Blason duche fr Savoie.svg
Thomas I of Savoy (????-1233) Thomas II of Piedmont (1233-1259) Thomas III of Piedmont (1259-1282) Philip I of Piedmont (1282-1334)
29 Counts of Ponthieu Vermandois & Ponthieu King of France
Armoiries Ponthieu.svg
William IV, Count of Ponthieu (1191-1221) Simon, Count of Ponthieu (1221-1239) Joan, Countess of Ponthieu (1239-1251) Ferdinand III of Castile (1251-1252) Joan, Countess of Ponthieu (1252-1279) Edward I of England (1279-1307 by right of his wife)
30 Counts of Rethel Champagne Count of Champagne
Armoiries Rethel 3 rateaux.svg
Hugh II, Count of Rethel (1199-1227) Hugh III, Count of Rethel (1227-1242) John, Count of Rethel (1242-1251) Walter, Count of Rethel (1251-1262) Manasses V, Count of Rethel (1262-1272) Hugh IV, Count of Rethel (1272-1285) Joan, Countess of Rethel (1285-1328)
31 Counts of Rodez Toulouse Count of Toulouse
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William, Count of Rodez (1196-1208) Henry I of Rodez (1208-1221) Hugh IV of Rodez (1221-1274) Henry II of Rodez (1274-1304)
32 Counts of Roucy Champagne Counts of Champagne
Grimoard.svg
Enguerrand III, Lord of Coucy (1200-1205, did not die until 1242) John II, Count of Roucy (1205-1251) John III, Count of Roucy (1251-1271) John IV, Count of Roucy

(1271-1304)

33 Counts of Sancerre Blois & Berry King of France
Blason Maison de Sancerre.svg
William I, Count of Sancerre (1191-1217) Louis I, Count of Sancerre (1217-)
34 Count of Soissons Champagne Count of Champagne or King of France
Blason Comtes de Soissons (selon Gelre).svg
Ralph, Count of Soissons (1180-1235) John II, Count of Soissons (1235-1270) John III, Count of Soissons (1270-1286) John IV, Count of Soissons (1286-1289) John V, Count of Soissons (1289-1304)
35 Counts of Saint-Pol Artois King of France/Count of Champagne
Blason Blois-Châtillon.svg
Hugh IV, Count of Saint-Pol (1174-1205) Walter III of Châtillon (1205-1219) Guy II, Count of Saint-Pol (1223-1226) Hugh I, Count of Blois (1228-1249) Guy III, Count of Saint-Pol (1249-1289) Guy IV, Count of Saint-Pol (1289-1317)
36 Counts of Vendome Tourraine King of France
Blason Comtes de Vendôme.svg
Bouchard IV of Vendôme (1180-1202) John II of Vendome (1202-1211) John III of Vendome (1211-1217) John IV of Vendome (1217-1230) Peter I of Vendome (1230-1249) Bouchard V of Vendome (1249-1270) John V of Vendome (1270-1315)

Bishops[edit]

Note: The bishops in bold are marked for their notability, land holdings, and because they had metropolitan powers.

# Title Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th
Bishops of Agde Toulouse
Bishops of Albi Toulouse
Bishops of Amiens Vermandois
Bishops of Angoulême Aquataine
Bishops of Arras Flanders
Bishops of Autun Burgundy
Bishops of Avignon Provence Rostaing IV (1197-1209) Guillaume I de Montelier (1209-1226) Nicolas (Bishop of Avignon) (1227-1232) Bernard I (bishop of Avignon) (1232-1234) Zoen Tencarari (1240-1261) Bertrand de Saint-Martin (1261-1268) Robert II (bishop of Avignon) (1272-1287) André de Languiscel (1291-1300)
Bishops of Bayeux Normandy Henri (II.) (1163-1205) Robert des Ablèges (1206-1239) Thomas de Freauville (1232-1238) Guy (bishop of bayeaux) (1241-1260) Eudes de Lory (1263-1274) Gregory of Naples (1274-1276) Pierre de Beneis (1276-1306)
Bishops of Beauvais Champagne Philip of Dreux (1175-1217) Milo of Nanteuil (1217-1234) Godefrey de Clermont-Nestle (1234-1236) Robert de Cressonsacq (1237-1248) Guillaume de Grès (1249-1267) Renaud de Nanteuil (1267-1283) Theobald de Nanteuil (1283-1300)
Bishops of Belley Burgundy
Bishops of Béziers Toulouse
Bishops of Carcassonne-Narbonne Toulouse
Bishops of Chartres Blois
Bishops of Clermont Auvergne
Bishops of Coutances Normandy
Bishops of Dol Brittany
Bishops of Évreux Normandy
Count-Bishops of Langres Burgundy Hutin de Vandeuvre (1200-1205) Robert de Châtillon (1205-1210) Guillaume de Joinville (1210-1220) Hugues de Montréal (1200-1236) Robert de Torote (1236-1242) Hugues de Rochecorbon (1242-1250) Guy de Rochefort (1250-1266) Guy de Genève (1266-1291) Jean de Rochefort (1294-1305)
Bishops of Lectoure Aquataine
Bishops of Le Mans Maine
Count-Bishops of Le Puy-en-Velay Auvergne
Bishops of Limoges[2] Limoges Jean de Veyrac (1198-1218) Bernard de Savène (1219-1226) Guy de Cluzel (1226-1235) Durand, Bishop of Limoges (1240-1245) Aymeric de La Serre (1246-1272) Gilbert de Malemort (1275-1294) Regnaud de La Porte (1294-1316)
Bishops of Lisieux Normandy
Bishops of Lodève Toulouse
Bishops of Mâcon Nevers?
Bishops of Meaux Ile de France
Bishops of Mende Toulouse
Bishops of Montpellier Toulouse
Bishops of Nevers Nevers
Bishops of Nimes Toulouse
Bishops of Noyon Vermandois
Bishops of Orleans Ile de France
Bishops of Paris Ile de France Odo de Sully (1196-1208) Pierre de La Chapelle (Peter of Nemours) (1208-1219) Guillaume de Seignelay (1220-1223) Barthélmy (1224-1227) William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris (1228-1249) Renaud Mignon de Corbeil (1250-1268) Étienne Tempier (1268-1279) Renaud de Hombliéres (1280-1288) Simon Matifort (Matifardi) (1290-1304)
Bishops of Périgueux Périgord
Bishops of Perpignan-Elne Barcelona
Bishops of Poitiers Poitou
Bishops of Quimper Brittany
Bishop of Saintes Aquataine
Bishops of Saint-Brieuc Brittany
Bishops of Saint-Malo Brittany
Bishops of Séez Normandy
Bishops of Senlis Champagne
Bishops of Soissons Vermandois
Bishops of Thérouanne Flanders
Bishops of Tournai Flanders
Bishops of Tréguier Brittany
Bishops of Troyes Champagne
Bishops of Uzès Provence

Viscounts/Vidames[edit]

Viscounts under the king of France or a domestic vassal.

# Title Liege-Lord Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
1 Viscount of Avranches Dukes of Normandy? Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester (1181-1204) Richard de Presles (1204-1230) Robert de Presles (1230-1236)
2 Viscounts of Beaumont-au-Maine Counts of Maine or Kings of France
Blason Hubert de Beaumont.svg
Raoul VIII de Beaumont-au-Maine (1199-1239) Richard II de Beaumont-au-Maine (1239-1249) Louis de Brienne (1249-1297, Also lord of Acre and a Prince of Jerusalem)
3 Viscounts of Beu Kings of France?
Blason Robert Ier de Beu 1212-1264.svg
Robert Ier de Beu (1234-1281) Robert II de Beu (1281-1306)
4 Viscounts of Blois Counts of Blois Robert de Lisle, Viscount of Blois (~1145- after 1166) Renaud, Viscount of Blois with his brother Geoffrey (after 1166 - after 1214) Renaud II, Viscount of Blois (after 1214 - 1277)
5 Viscounts of Brosse Kings of France?
Blason famille Brosse.svg
Bernard IV Viscount of Brosse (1199-1222) Géraud II Viscount of Brosse (1222-1239) Hugues I Viscount of Brosse (1239-1274) Hugh II Viscount of Brosse (1274-1297)
6 Viscounts of Caen (by appointment) Dukes of Normandy/Kings of France
VipontArms.PNG
Robert de Vieuxpont(1200-1204) Guillaume Quarel (1204-1246) Jean Pigache (1246-1271) Robert de Villers (1271-1285) Henry de Rie (1285-1293) Guy de Gripéel (1293-1299) Henry de Rie (1299-1303)
7 Viscount of Carentan (by appointment) Kings of France Alexandre Viart (1286-????)
8 Viscounts of Carlat Kings of France?
Blason Rouergue.svg
Hugues II de Rodez (1159-1208)
9 Viscounts of Châteaudun Kings of France
De Châteaudun Coat of Arms.png
Geoffrey V (1191-1218) Geoffrey VI (1218-1250) Clemence (1250-1259)
10 Viscounts of Comborn Kings of France?
Blason Famille fr de Comborn.svg
Archambaud VI de Comborn (1176-1238) Bernard II de Comborn (1238-1263) Archambaud VII de Comborn (1263-1278) Guy de Comborn (1278-1298)
11 Viscounts of Creyssel King of France/Counts of Toulouse
Blason Rouergue.svg
Hugues II de Rodez (1159-1208) Henri Ier de Rodez (1208-1221) Hugues IV de Rodez (1221-1274) Henri II de Rodez (1274-1304)
12 Viscount of l'Eau/Rouen Dukes of Normandy/Kings of France Laurent du Donjon (...C.1200-1204)Vicomté de l'Eau [fr]
13 Viscount of Limoges Kings of France/Bishops of Périgueux
Blason Vicomté Limoges Comborn.svg
Blason Pierre Ier de Bretagne.svg
Guy V, Viscount of Limoges (1199-1230) Guy VI de Comborn (1230-1263) Marie de Limoges

(1263-1275)

Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (1275-1312)
14 Viscounts of Saint-Saveur Kings of France
15 Viscounts of Turenne Kings of France
Blason Vicomté Limoges Comborn.svg

Of Toulouse - Until Alphonse, Count of Poitiers became Count of Toulouse in 1249, the County of Toulouse was a powerful vassal of France which was almost independent of France. Within this large county (which also consisted of the duchy of Narbonne and the March of Provence) there were at least 11 viscounts who were vassals of the counts, one of the rare cases where the term viscount makes sense intuitively in the 13th century. However with the Albigensian Crusade many of the viscounts lost their land to the crusaders most notably Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, some gained their lands back, others did not.

Viscounts in the County of Toulouse
Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscounts of Agde
Armoiries seigneurs Montfort.svg
Bernard Ato VI (1163-1214) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1214-12??)
Viscounts of Albi
ArmoiriesTrencavel.svg
Raymond Roger Trencavel (1194-1209) Bernard Ato VI (1209-1215) Raymond II Trencavel (1215-1263/7)
Viscounts of Beziers
ArmoiriesTrencavel.svg
Armoiries seigneurs Montfort.svg
Raymond Roger Trencavel (1194-1209) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1209-1218) Raymond II Trencavel (1215-1263/67)
Viscounts of Carcassonne
ArmoiriesTrencavel.svg
Armoiries seigneurs Montfort.svg
Raymond Roger Trencavel (1194-1209) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1209-1218) Raymond II Trencavel (1215-1263/67)
Viscounts of Fenouillèdes
Blason Fenouillet.svg
Pierre IV of Fenouillet(1179-1209) Pierre V de Fenouillet

(1209-1226)

Nuño Sánchez

(1226-1242)

Chabert de Barbeira(1248-1255) Hugues de Fenouillet(1255-1261)
Viscounts of Narbonne
House of Lara COA.svg
Pedro Manrique de Lara (1192-1202) Aimery III of Narbonne (1202-1239) Amalric I of Narbonne (1239-1270) Aimery IV of Narbonne (1270-1298) Almaric II de Narbonne (1298-1328)
Viscounts of Nimes
ArmoiriesTrencavel.svg
Armoiries seigneurs Montfort.svg
Bernard Aton VI Trencavel(1159-1214) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1214-1218) Amaury de Montfort (died 1241) (1218-1224) Ceded to the King of France
Viscounts of Razes
ArmoiriesTrencavel.svg
Armoiries seigneurs Montfort.svg
Raymond Roger Trencavel (1185-1209) Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester (1209-1218) Seneschalship of Carcassonne under the King of France (1218-1224) Raimond II Trencavel (1224-1227, and 1240-1247) Seneschalship of Carcassonne under the King of France (1227-1240, 1247 onward)
Viscounts of Lautrec
Famille de Lautrec.svg
Frotard III by Lautrec(1194-1219) Bertrand I of Lautrec (1219-1258) with his brother Sicard VI by Lautrec(1219-1235) Sicard VII de Lautrec(1258-1277) Bertrand III de Lautrec (1277-1306)
Viscounts of Saint-Antonin
Blason Languedoc.svg
Famille de Lautrec.svg
Baudouin de Toulouse(before 1213) Bernard-Hugues de Lautrec (before 1250) Ceded to the King of France
Viscounts of Ventadour
Ventadour.svg

The Duchy of Brittany was perhaps the feudal state with the most independence from France in the 13th century and it had several viscounts.

Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscounts of Donges
Viscounts of Léon
Léon.svg
Viscounts of Porhoët
Viscounts of Rohan
Blason fam fr Rohan (ancien).svg
Geoffroy de Rohan (1190-1221) Olivier I st of Rohan

(1221-1228)

Alain V de Rohan (1228-1242) Alain VI de Rohan (1242-1304)

Duchy of Aquataine/King of England had several viscounts under his control in the 13th century. Many of the viscounties were dependent on the king of England's diplomacy with the ruling family of the given viscounty. In Particular Bearn (and Brulhois) was almost an independent state which preferred to honor its de jure vassalage to England (as the duke of Aquataine) rather than to the King of France who would be a far more imposing overlord due to his proximity. As such Bearn was not always 100% cooperative.[3]

Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscounts of Bearn[4][5][6]
Blason du Béarn.svg
Gaston VI, Viscount of Béarn (1173-1215) Guillem Ramon I of Montcada (1215-1223) Guillem II of Montcada (1223-1229) Gaston VII of Montcada (1229-1290) Roger-Bernard III, Count of Foix (1290-1302)
Viscount of Bezaume/Benauges
Viscounts of Brulhois
Blason du Béarn.svg
Gaston VI, Viscount of Béarn (1173-1215) Guillem Ramon I of Montcada (1215-1223) Guillem II of Montcada (1223-1229) Gaston VII of Montcada (1229-1290) Roger-Bernard III, Count of Foix (1290-1302)
Viscount of Castillon-la-Bataille
Viscounts of Châtellerault[7]
Blason ville fr Châtellerault (Vienne).svg
Armoiries Geoffroy de Lusignan et blason Châteauneuf-sur-Charente.svg
Hugues III, Viscount of Châtellerault (1188-1203) Clémence de Châtellerault with Geoffrey II de Lusignan [1](1203-1221) Hugues de Surgères (1203-1212, as Baillif) Raoul I of Lusignan (1212-1218, as Baillif) Aimeri II de Châtellerault (1218-1221, as Baillif) Aimeri II de Châtellerault (1239-1242) John I de Châtellerault (1242-1290) Jeanne de Châtellerault (1290-1315)
Viscounts of Rochechouart[8]
Heraldique blason ville fr rochechouart.svg
Viscount of Sault/Lab
Viscounts of Soule
Viscounts of Tartas[9][10]
Viscounts of Thouars[11]
Blason famille fr Thouars.svg

The Count of Champagne had viscounts in his county (which was quite independent of France, but whose interests were generally the same in the 13th century).

Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscounts of Saint Florentin
Blason de la maison de Châtillon.svg
Viscounts of Troyes
Armoiries de La Falloise.svg

The Duchy of Burgundy was a semi independent state which had viscounts. In 1233 William de Champlitte sent a letter to the King of England giving credence for William de Monieriis, possibly acting on behalf of the Duke of Burgundy.[12]

Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscount of Dijon
Blason de la ville de Pontailler-sur-Saône (21).svg
Eudes de Champlitte, II (1187-1204) William of Champlitte (1204-1209) William de Champlitte (...1233...)[13]
Viscount of Vesoul
Blason Aymon de Faucogney.svg

The Counts of Provence who were part of the Holy Roman Empire (and had not fealty at all to the kingdom of France) had at least one viscount.

Number Title Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Viscount of Marseille
Blason Marseille (vicomté).svg
Blason Baux de Provence.svg
# Title Liege-Lord Coat of Arms 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1 Vidamé of Beauvais Bishop of Beauvais
2 Vidamé of Chartres Bishop of Chartres
2 Vidamé of Laon Bishop of Laon
3 Vidamé of Normandy
4 Vidamé of Reims Archbishop of Reims
5 Vidame of Chalons Bishop of Chalons
6 Vidames d'Amiens Bishop of Amiens
7 Vidame of Angers Bishop of Angers
8 Vidame of Bugey Bishop of Belley

Barons/Lords and Abbots/Priors[edit]

Under the Kings of France or a Domestic Vassal
# Title Liege-Lord & Region 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Lords of Acquigny Normandy, King of France
Lords of Apcher Bishop of Mende?
Lords d'Assérac Barons of La Roche-Bernard?
Lords d'Auzon Kings of France?
Lords of Beaujeu Kings of France
Lords of Biron Counts of Périgord
Lords of Bony French Royal Domain?
Lords of Bourbon Kings of France
Lords of Brie-Comte-Robert Kings of France
Barons of Bricquebec Kings of France
Lords of Broyes Counts of Maine?
Lords of Candé Counts of Anjou?
Lords of Canet Kings of France?
Lords of Chantilly Kings of France
Lords of Courcy in Calvados Kings of France
Barons of Château-Raoul Kings of France
Lords of Châteauneuf-en-Thymerais Kings of France
Lords of Combourg Bishops of Dol?
Barons of Créqui Kings of France?
Lords of Deuilly Kings of France?
Lords of Drincham Kings of France/Cte. of Flanders
Lords of Estouteville-Écalles Kings of France
Lords of Gontaut Counts of Périgord?
Barons of Ham Counts of Vermandois?
Barons of Harcourt, lord of Elbeuf Kings of France
Lords of Heilly Counts of Vermandois?
Lords of Juigné Counts of Anjou?
Barons of Laval Kings of France
Lords of La Motte-Sonzay Kings of France
Barons of La Roche-Bernard Kings of Fr later Dk.of Brittany
Lords of La Ferté-Bernard Kings of France
Lords of L'Isle-Adam Kings of France
Lords of Madaillan Counts of Perigord?
Barons of Maillé Kings of France
Lords of Marly Kings of France?
Barons of Mathefelon Kings of France?
Lords of Mayenne Count of Maine?
Lords of Montboissier Count of Auvergne?
Barons of Montmirail, Lords of Oisy Kings of France?
Barons of Montmorency Kings of France
Lords of Montpensier Kings of France
Lords of Montsoreau Counts of Anjou?
Lords of Parthenay Counts of Poitou?
Lords of Pesselières Counts of Sancerre
Lords of Pirou Kings of France?
Lords of Pisany Kings of France?
Barons of Preuilly Kings of France
Lords of Ravensberg Kings of France?
Lords of Ronquerolles Kings of France?
Lords of Sainte-Suzanne Counts of Maine?
Lords of Saint-Mauris Kings of France?
Lords of Semilly Kings of France
Baron de Sillé Viscount of Beaumont-sur-Sarthe
Lords of Sully Kings of France
Barons de Tancarville Kings of France
Lords of Thoury Bishop of Orleans?
Lords of Thoury-sur-Besbre Kings of France?
Barons of Tille King of France
Lords of Varennes Kings of France?
Lords of Vaumarcus Lords of Oron?
Lords of Vergongheon Bishops of Clermont
Lords of Vierzon Counts of Blois
Lord/Prince of Yvetot King of France
Under the Kings of England
Number Title 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Barons of Albret
Barons of Arjuzanx/Bressenx
Lords of Barbezieux
Barons de Bazas
Lords of Beynac-et-Cazenac
Princes/Lords of Bidache/Gramont
Lords of Blanquefort
Princes/Lords of Blaye
Lords of Bressuire
Prince/Lord of Chalais
Lords of Chateau Biron
Lords of Château de Montignac
Lords of Château de Pineuilh
Lords of Cholet
Barons of Cognac
Lords of Duras Viscounts of Bezaume
Lords of Espelette
Lords of Exoudun
Abbots of Fontevraud
Lords Hautefort & Born
Lords of Le Goalard
Captal of La Teste-de-Buch
Lords of Lusignan
Baron de Navailles
Lords of Matha
Lords of Mervent & Vouvant
Barons of Montaigu
Lords of Montmorillon
Lords of Montignac
Lords of Mortagne-sur-Gironde
Lords of Oléron
Lords of Ornon
Barons of Parthenay
Lord of Pons
Lords of Rochefort
Lords of Royan
Lords of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens
Abbots of Saint-Jean-d'Angély
Lords of Saint-Louis-de-Montferrand
Abbots of Saint-Sever
Lords of Surgères
Lords of Tonnay-Charente
Under the Dukes of Brittany
Number Title 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Barons of Ancenis
Lords of Attichy
Lords of Beaumanoir
Lords of Blain (de jure)
Barons of Châteaubriant
Lords of Châteaugiron
Lords of Clisson
Lords of Derval
Lords of La Haye de Lavau
Lords of Machecoul
Lords of Montfort-sur-Meu
Barons of Pontchâteau
Lords of Pont-l'Abbé
Lords of Quinton
Barons of Retz
Lords of Rieux
Lords of Tinténiac
Baron of Vitre
Under the Dukes of Burgundy
Number Title 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Lords of Cicon
Lords of Cuiseaux
Lords of Montfaucon
Lords of Montluel
Lords of Sennecey
Lords of Traves
Under the Counts of Flanders
Number Title Leigelord (Blank = Count of Flanders) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Lords of Alembon Count of Guines
Lords of Ardres Counts of Guines & Count of Artois
Lords of Avesnes & Guise
Lords of Bailleul
Lords of Fauquembergue
Lords of Gavre
Lords of Grâce-Berleur
Lords of Roubaix
Lords of Zinneghem
Under the Counts of Champagne
Number Title 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Lords of Clefmont
Lords of Dampierre
Lords of Joinville
Lords of Joux
Lords of Sexfontaines
Under the Counts of Toulouse
Number Title Leigelord (Blank = Count of Toulouse) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
Lords of Caraman
Lords of Castres Viscount of Albi
Lords Porcellets
Lords of Uzès

Knights of France[edit]

Geoffrey of Villehardouin

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Catalogue description Gaston de Béarn, vicomte of Béarn, to Henry III: complaints of damages inflicted upon... (in Latin). 1249.
  5. ^ Catalogue description William Raymond, victome of Bearn, to Henry III: the loyalty of the men of Bayonne (in Latin). 1219.
  6. ^ Catalogue description The mayor and common council of Bordeaux to Henry III: Blaye, Bourg-sur-Mer, St Emilion,... September 1224.
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  8. ^ Catalogue description The consuls and commune of St Junien to Henry III: disputes with the bishop of Limoges,... (in Latin). [1219 June–July]. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. ^ Catalogue description The good men of Uza (Dursar) castle to Henry III: King Richard built the castle and... [1248-1254]. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  10. ^ Catalogue description The common council of Dax to Henry III: they send Hispaniolus, a knight, and A. R., a... 1219.
  11. ^ Catalogue description Guy de Possoniere to Hubert de Burgh, justiciar: the siege of Rochfort-sur-Loire; help... [1220 Feb]. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  12. ^ Catalogue description William de Champlitte, vicomte of Dijon, to Henry III: credence for William de... 23 February 1233.
  13. ^ Catalogue description William de Champlitte, vicomte of Dijon, to Henry III: credence for William de... 23 February 1233.