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DeBrosse's coat of arms.
The Fouras donjon was rebuilt by Jean II de Brosse in 1480–1490.

Jean II de Brosse, also Jehan II de Brosse (1432 – 6 August 1482), was the elder son of Marshal of France Jean I de Brosse.[1] He would become chamberlain of the king of France in 1449. He married Nicole, Countess of Penthièvre, daughter of Charles, Seigneur d'Avaugour and Isabeau de Vivonne.[2] Nicole later brought him, through inheritance in 1479, the County of Penthièvre in the Duchy of Brittany.[2]

Jean is known to have rebuilt the donjon in Fouras in 1480–1490.[3]

Marriage and children


Jean and Nicole had following children :


  1. ^ Levron 1931, p. 247.
  2. ^ a b Levron 1931, p. 248.
  3. ^ Blomme 1987, p. 218.


  • Blomme, Yves (1987). L'architecture gothique en Saintonge et en Aunis (in French). Bordessoules.
  • Levron, Jacques (1931). "Une lettre privée du XVe siècle". Bibliothèque de l'École des chartes (in French). 92: 247-249.
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