GEOFFREY (1158-1186) ,duke of
See also:fourth son of the
See also:Henry II. and his wife Eleanor of
See also:Aquitaine, was
See also:born on the 23rd of
See also:September 1158 . In 1167 Henry suggested a
See also:marriage between Geoffrey and
See also:Constance (d . 1201), daughter and heiress of Conan IV., duke of Brittany (d . 1171); and Conan not only assented, perhaps under compulsion, to this proposal, but surrendered the greater
See also:part of his unruly duchy to the English king . Having received the homage of the Breton nobles, Geoffrey joined his
See also:brothers, Henry and
See also:Richard, who, in
See also:alliance with
See also:Louis VII. of France, were in revolt against their
See also:father; but he made his peace in 1174, afterwards helping to restore
See also:order in Brittany and
See also:Normandy, and aiding the new French king,
See also:Augustus, to crush some rebellious vassals . In
See also:July 1181 his marriage with Constance was celebrated, and practically the whole of his subsequent
See also:life was spent in warfare with his
See also:brother Richard . In 1183 he made peace with his father, who had come to Richard's assistance; but a fresh struggle soon broke out for the possession of
See also:Anjou, and Geoffrey was in
See also:Paris treating for aid with .Philip Augustus, when he died on the 19th of August1 186 . He
See also:left a daughter, Eleanor, and his wife
See also:bore a
See also:posthumous son, the unfortunate Arthur .
GEOFFREY (c. I152-1212)
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