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Ranulf de Blondeville, 6th Earl of Chester
(1172-1232), Vicomte d’Avranches, Earl of Richmond, Duke of Brittany from 1189, de iure uxoris, until his divorce in 1199 (In 1189, aged seventeen, he was married to Constance of Brittany, the widow of Henry II’s son Geoffrey, and the mother of Arthur of Brittany, with whom King John contested the succession. Henry II did not trust the Countess and wanted her married to a magnate he could trust. The marriage gave Ranulf control of the earldom of Richmond and the duchy of Brittany, but was not a success and they separated).
Married 2. bef. 7 Oct 1200, as her second husband, Clemence de Fougères (d. 1252), widow of Alain de Vitré, seigneur de Dinan. Clemence had a daughter with Alain de Vitre, Gervaise de Vitré (d. 1235/41), Vicomtesse de Dinan, who was in 1224 married by Ranulf to Richard Marshall (brother in law of Eleanor de Montfort).