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William Marshal (1st Earl of Pembroke), 1st Earl of Pembroke

Nicknames: "William le Mareschal", "the Protector", "William the Marshal", "Guillaume le Maréchal", "Greatest Knight who ever lived"
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Birthplace: Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Death: Died in Caversham Manor, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: Round Chapel of Knights Temple, London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of John FitzGilbert, The Marshal of England and Sybilla of Salisbury
Husband of Isabel de Clare, 4th Countess of Pembroke
Father of Richard Marshal, 3rd Earl of Pembroke; William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke; Maud Marshal, Countess of Norfolk & Surrey; Lord Sir Gilbert le Marshall (Knight Templar), 4th Earl of Pembroke; Isabel Marshal, Countess of Cornwall and 6 others
Brother of John Fitzgilbert, II, Marshall; Maud FitzJohn Marshall; Anselm FitzJohn Marshall; Henry FitzGilbert Marshall, Exeter and Richard FitzGilbert Mareschall
Half brother of Gilbert le Marshall fitzJohn and Walter le Marshall fitzJohn

Occupation: Earl of Pembroke
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About William Marshal (1st Earl of Pembroke), 1st Earl of Pembroke

"Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1147 – 14 May 1219), also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Williame le Mareschal), was an English (or Anglo-Norman) soldier and statesman.

He was described as the "greatest knight that ever lived" by Stephen Langton.[citation needed] He served four kings — Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, John, and Henry III - and rose from obscurity to become a regent of England for the last of the four, and so one of the most powerful men in Europe. Before him, the hereditary title of "Marshal" designated head of household security for the king of England; by the time he died, people throughout Europe (not just England) referred to him simply as "the Marshal". He received the title of "1st Earl of Pembroke" through marriage during the second creation of the Pembroke Earldom. He is perhaps the most studied and therefore most famous of the Pembroke Earls in modern popular culture"

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http://www.mathematical.com/marshallwilliam1144.html

http://www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk/families/marshal/williammarshal.shtml

http://www.thepeerage.com/p64.htm#i633

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Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 126. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 358.

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 682. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume X, page 364.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume I, page 22.

[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume II, page 127.

[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 53. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

-------------------- Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1147 – 14 May 1219), also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Guillaume le maréchal), was an English (or Anglo-Norman) soldier and statesman.[1] Stephen Langton eulogized him as the "best knight that ever lived."[2]

He served four kings – Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, John, and Henry III – and rose from obscurity to become a regent of England for the last of the four, and so one of the most powerful men in Europe. Before him, the hereditary title of "Marshal" designated head of household security for the king of England; by the time he died, people throughout Europe (not just England) referred to him simply as "the Marshal". He received the title of "1st Earl of Pembroke" through marriage during the second creation of the Pembroke Earldom.

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