Hugh XI of Lusignan, count of La Marche

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Hugh of Lusignan

French: Hugues de Lusignan
Also Known As: "Hugh de Lusignan", "Count of Ponthieu", "Count of Angouleme"
Birthplace: Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Death: Died in Faruskur, Egypt
Cause of death: killed in battle in Faruskur, Egypt, while on Crusade with King Louis IX- probably at battle of Mansurah
Immediate Family:

Son of Hugues X le Brun de Lusignan, comte de la Marche and Isabelle d'Angoulême, Queen consort of England
Husband of Yolande de Dreux
Father of Alice de Lusignan, de Angouleme; Hugues XII de Lusignan, comte de La Marche; Marie de Lusignan; Isabelle de Lusignan; Yolande de Lusignan and 2 others
Brother of Aymar of Lusignan, Bishop of Winchester; Agnes of Lusignan; Alice de Lusignan, Countess of Surrey; Guy of Lusignan; Geoffrey of Lusignan and 3 others
Half brother of Henry III of England; Richard Plantagenet, 1st Earl of Cornwall , "King of the Romans"; Joan of England, Queen Consort of Scotland; Isabella of England, Holy Roman Empress and Eleanor of Leicester, Countess of Pembroke & Leicester

Occupation: and Count of Angouleme, Count of Marche and Angouleme
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About Hugh XI of Lusignan, count of La Marche

Hugh XI of Lusignan

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Hugh XI of Lusignan, Hugh VI of La Marche or Hugh II of Angoulême or Hugues XI & VI & II de Lusignan ( 1221 – 6 April 1250) succeeded his father Hugh X as Seigneur de Lusignan, Count of La Marche and Count of Angoulême on 5 June 1249, and was Comte de Penthievre et de Porhoet by marriage.

His mother was Isabella of Angoulême, the former queen of England, and he was therefore the eldest of Henry III's half-brothers. He had a daughter, Marie in 1242.[1]

By his marriage in January 1236 to Yolande de Dreux, Countess of Penthievre and of Porhoet (1218 – 10 October 1272, buried at Villeneuve-lez-Nantes), he had seven children.[2]

[edit] Children

   * Hugues XII & IV & III de Lusignan. Married Jeanne de Fougères
   * Alice de Lusignan of Angouleme ( after October 1236- May 1290). Married Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Hertford
   * Marie de Lusignan (1242-after 11 July 1266). Married Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby
   * Isabelle de Lusignan, Dame de Belleville (1248-1304). Married Maurice de Belleville
   * Yolande de Lusignan (died 10 November 1305). Married Pierre I, Sire de Preaux
   * Guy de Lusignan (died 1288/89)
   * Geoffrey de Lusignan (died 1264)

[edit] Death

Hugh was killed on 6 April 1250 in battle in Faruskur, Egypt. He was on Crusade with King Louis IX.[3] His son Hugh XII succeeded him as Seigneur de Lusignan, Couhe, et de Peyrat, and as Count of La Marche and Angouleme.

[edit] References

  1. ^ J. R. Maddicott, 'Ferrers, Robert de, sixth earl of Derby (c. 1239–1 279)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [ accessed 28 Oct 2007]
  2. ^ Medieval Lands "Angouleme"
  3. ^ Medieval Lands !Angouleme".
   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 630-30, 117-28, 117-29, 135-30, 275-28.
   * Medieval Lands, "Angouleme"

-------------------- Half brother to Henry III of England. Many of Henry's problems with his barons were caused by the favoritism he showed to his de Lusignan relatives

Hugh's younger brother William of Valence was granted the Earldom of Pembroke -------------------- Hugh XI de Lusignan, Count de la Marche was born on 1221 in Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou, France to Hugh X De Lusignan, Count de la March and Isabella D'Angouleme de Lusignan, Hugh married Yolande de Dreux on 1234 in France and had 7 children: Hugh XII de Lusignan, Count de la Marche; Alice de Lusignan of Angouleme; Guy de Lusignan, Seigneur de Cognac; Marie de Lusignan; Geoffrey de Lusignan; Isabelle de Lusignan, Dame de Belleville; and Yolande de Lusignan. He passed away on April 6, 1250 in Faruskur, Egypt while on Crusade.

Hugh XI de Lusignan, Count de la Marche is my 26th great uncle.


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Hugh XI of Lusignan, count of La Marche's Timeline

Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
January 1236
Age 15
Age 15
Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 19
Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Age 21
Age 27
April 6, 1250
Age 29
Faruskur, Egypt