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Hugues "le diable" de Lusignan, comte de La Marche

Also Known As: "o Diabo", "Le Diable", "le Diable", "/Le Diable/", "'Le /Brun'/", "Hugh VI of Lusignan and The Devil"
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Birthplace: Lusignan, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Ramla, Israel
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues V 'le Pieux', seigneur de Lusignan and Almodis de la Marca, comtessa consort de Barcelona
Husband of Ildégarde, Vicomtesse de Thouars
Father of Hugues VII "le Brun" de Lusignan, comte de La Marche; Mahaud de Lusignan; Yolande de Lusignan, Dame consorte de Pérusse; Rorgon de Lusignan and Odo de La Marche
Brother of Mélisende de Lusignan and Jourdain de Lusignan
Half brother of Almodis de Toulouse, comtesse consort de Melgueil; Hugues de Toulouse, abbé de Cluny; Guillaume IV, comte de Toulouse; Raymond IV, comte de Toulouse; Berenguer Ramon II el Fratricida, comte de Barcelona and 4 others

Occupation: Lord VI of Lusignan and Count I of La Marche, Senhor de Lusignan, Sire, Comte, de la Marche, Sieur, de Lusignan, de Couhé, King of Jerusalem
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About Hugues VI "le Diable", seigneur de Lusignan

Hugh VI of Lusignan

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Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV de Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan.

[edit]Sources

Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusaders, 1095–1131. 1998.

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Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV de Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan. -------------------- Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV de Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan. -------------------- Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV de Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan.

[edit] Sources

Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusaders, 1095–1131. 1998.

Preceded by

Boso III Count of La Marche

1091–1110 Succeeded by

Hugh VII

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_VI_of_Lusignan"

-------------------- Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV of Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan.

Sources[edit] Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusaders, 1095–1131. 1998.

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