Geoffroi de Charny
Froidmont Abbey, Hermes, Oise, France
Source - Adhemar, Jean. 1974. Gazette des beaux-arts. Volume 84. Paris: Gazette des beaux-arts
Brass tomb effigy of French knight Geoffroi II de Charny, who died in 1398, son of Geoffroi I of Charny (died 1356).
The Tombstone of Geoffrey II de Charny at Froidmont
On Geoffrey II's death in 1398 he was buried in the church of the Cistercian abbey of Froidmont, in the Picardy district of northern France, with his effigy engraved on his tombstone, as was the custom of the time. The church was blown to bits during the First World War, and any identifiable traces of the tombstone disappeared amidst the debris.
More than two centuries prior to this destruction, however, a French antiquary, Francois Roger de Gaignieres (1642-1715), had gathered together a monumental collection of materials pertaining to French history, which in 1711 he presented to 'Sun King' Louis XIV. Much of this collection is today preserved in the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, and included in it is a wonderfully detailed drawing of Geoffrey II de Charny's tombstone as this had survived at Froidmont – apparently in near pristine condition - down to de Gaignieres' time.
оффруа II де Шарни (фр. Geoffroi II de Charny; ум. 22 мая 1398), сеньор де Лире, Савуази и Монфор — французский государственный и военный деятель, участник Столетней войны
Сын Жоффруа I де Шарни, сеньора де Лире, и Жанны де Вержи. Последний мужской представитель дома де Шарни