Valéran de Luxembourg (1355 - 1415)

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Nicknames: "Valéran de Luxembourg", "Walram de Luxembourg"
Birthplace: Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Death: Died in St Ivoi Castle, Luxembourg
Occupation: Grand Bouteiller de France, Connétable de France, Comte de Ligny-en-Barrois and of Saint-Pol, Count of Ligny
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waleran_III_of_Luxembourg,_Count_of_Ligny

Maud Holland, sa première épouse fut épousée à Windsor dans la semaine de Pâques de l'an 1380 selon Peter Ainsworth et Alberto Varvaro qui ont présenté, établi et commenté le texte des Chroniques de Froissart, livres III et IV, publiées dans la collection "Lettres Gothiques" en 2004, aux éditions du Livre de Poche. -------------------- Waleran III of Luxembourg (1355 – October 25, 1415, Agincourt), Count of Ligny and Saint Pol, was a French nobleman and soldier.

He was the son of Guy of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny and Mahaut of Châtillon, Countess of Saint Pol. He succeeded his father in 1371, after his death at the Battle of Baesweiler. Waleran was captured at the same battle, but released through the intercession of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor. In 1374, he was captured by the English before Ardres and sent to Windsor as a prisoner. The English attempted to exchange him for Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch, but without success. In 1380, while a captive, he married Maud Holland (d. 1392), daughter of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent and stepdaughter of Edward, the Black Prince. This allowed him to negotiate down his ransom, and he was released soon afterwards. Maud bore him a daughter, Jeanne (d. 1407), who married Antoine, Duke of Brabant in 1401.

After Maud's death, he married Bona of Bar (d. 1400), daughter of Duke Robert of Bar and Marie Valois (daughter of John II of France), but had no issue by her. He was one of the peace commissioners sent to London in 1396, and made a futile attack on the English near Calais in 1405. He was of the party of Philip II, Duke of Burgundy, marrying his daughter to Philip's son Antoine. Under the Burgundians he obtained preferment, becoming Grand Maitre de Eaux et Forests, the governor of Paris in 1410, and Constable of France in 1411. However, he lost the Constableship and was driven from Paris with the rest of the Burgundians in 1413. He rode out for the last time in 1415, and was killed at the Battle of Agincourt. His son-in-law Antoine was killed there as well, so Waleran was succeeded by Antoine's younger son, Philip of Saint-Pol.

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Waleran III de Luxembourg, comte de Saint-Pol et de Ligny's Timeline

1355
1355
Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
1380
1380
Age 25
Windsor, Windsor and Maidenhead, UK
1382
1382
Age 27
Luxembourg, Belgium
1393
1393
Age 38
1400
1400
Age 45
1415
April 22, 1415
Age 60
St Ivoi Castle, Luxembourg
1994
October 12, 1994
Age 60
1999
February 25, 1999
Age 60