Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of Edward II of England. At a young age, Gaveston made a good impression on King Edward I , who assigned him to the household of the King's son, Edward of Caernarfon.
- c. 1284
- Joan Gaveston, Amie Gaveston (illegitimate)
- Arnaud de Gabaston
- Claramonde de Marsan
Piers Gaveston, earl of Cornwall, (born c. 1284—died June 19, 1312, near Warwick, Warwickshire, Eng.), favourite of the English king Edward II. The king’s inordinate love for him made him rapacious and arrogant and led to his murder by jealous barons.
May 31, 2021 · Piers Graveston was the 1st Earl of Cornwall and an extremely important figure in early British history, but his story rarely gets told. Believed to have been born in the year 1284, Piers Gaveston, the 1st Earl of Cornwall's father was a Gascon knight in the service of Gaston VII of Béarn.
Oct 4, 2022 · Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall (c. 1284 – 19 June 1312) was an English nobleman of Gascon origin, and the favourite of King Edward II of England. At a young age he made a good impression on King Edward I, and was assigned to the household of the king's son, Edward of Carnarvon.
- "Peter", "Gascon", "Gabeston"
- circa 1284
Jun 6, 2012 · Piers Gaveston was born around 1284, the son of a Gascon lord, who gave many years of loyal service to Edward I. In his early teens Piers became a member of the royal household. In 1300 he was moved to that of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward II. They were both about 16, took to each other and an extremely close friendship developed.
Dec 31, 2018 · Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, was an English nobleman who lived during the 13th and 14th centuries AD. He was “the favorite” of English king Edward II - what exactly that means in his case is a subject of debate. Regardless, this favored position caused him to become a victim of jealousy, exile, and eventually murder.
Nov 1, 2022 · When Piers Gaveston 1st Earl of Cornwall was born about 1284, in Hill, Warwickshire, England, his father, Sir Arnaud de Gaveston, was 24 and his mother, Claramonde de Marsan, was 24. He married Margaret de Clare Countess of Gloucester on 1 November 1307, in Tonbridge, Kent, England.