Enguerrand de Marigny

Enguerrand de Marigny (1260 – April 30, 1315) was a French chamberlain and minister of Philip IV the Fair.

He was born at Lyons-la-Forêt in Normandy, of an old Norman family of the smaller baronage called Le Portier, which took the name of Marigny about 1200.

Enguerrand entered the service of Hugues de Bonville, chamberlain and secretary of Philip IV, as a squire, and then was attached to the household of Queen Jeanne, who made him one of the executors of her will. He married her god-daughter, Jeanne de St Martin. In 1298 he received the custody of the castle of Issoudun.

After the death of Pierre Flotte and Hugues de Bonville at the Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle in 1304, he became Philip's Grand Chamberlain and chief minister. In 1306 he was sent to preside over the exchequer of Normandy. He received numerous gifts of land and money from Philip as well as a pension from Edward II of England.

Possessed of an ingratiating manner, politic, learned and astute, he acted as an able instrument in car…more

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