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Count Godfrey lll of Leuven, Landgrave of Brabant

Dutch: Graaf Godfried III van Leuven, hertog van Neder-Lothringen, German: Graf Gottfried II von Löwen, letzter Herzog von Nieder-Lothringen, French: Comte Godefroid III de Louvain, comte de Brabant et dernier duc de Basse-Lotharingie
Also Known As: "of Lower Lorraine", "'The Baby'", "Duke Godfrey VIII of Lower /Lorraine/", "Le Barbu", "the Bearded", "de Moedige", "in de Wieg"
Birthdate: (48)
Birthplace: Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
Death: Died in Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaams Gewest, België
Place of Burial: Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Count Godfrey II of Lorraine, Landgrave of Brabant, Marquis of Antwerp, Duke of Lower Lorraine and Lutgardis von Sulzbach, duchess of Lower Lorraine
Husband of Margaretha de Brabant and Imagina I van Leuven
Father of Henry I, duke of Brabant; Albert van Leuven; Sir Godfrey de Lovaine, of Little Easton and Willem Godfried van Leuven
Brother of Adelheid de Louvain
Half brother of Hugo von Dachsburg, XIII; Albert II von Dachsburg, graf im Nordgau; Gräfin Gertrud von Dagsburg and Luitgard von Dachsburg

Occupation: landgraaf van Brabant en graaf van Leuven, Herzog von Brabant (1142 - 1190)
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Count Godfrey lll of Leuven, Landgrave of Brabant

Godfrey became duke of Lorraine at about 1 years old. He took government in his own hands at about 1155. He expanded his realm and subjected competitors like the Grimbergen family. He was installed in 1142 as Duke of Lower Lotharingia in succession to his father. The Oude Kronik van Brabant records that "Henricus comes Lymburgensis" attempted to deprive "Godefridi junioris" of his duchy, which "Henricus avus suus et Walramus pater suus" held previously, in the second year of his reign. Duke of Louvain 1147. Comte de Brabant 1153. The Annales Blandinienses record "Godefridus dux Lovaniensis" taking part with Philippe Count of Flanders and his brother Mathieu Comte de Boulogne in a military expedition against Holland in 1166. Vogt von Tengerloo 1175. "Godefridus dux Lotharingie" returned property to Aachen St Maria, in the presence of "filiis meis Heinrico milite, Alberto clerico", by charter dated Sep 1185. [1] Sources ↑ Medieval Lands, 2nd Edition http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/BRABANT,%20LOUVAIN.htm#GodefroiVIILowLothdied1190A (accessed on 22/03/2015)

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godefroid_III_de_Louvain


Als zoon van Godfried II van Leuven, volgde hij nog in de wieg zijn vader op (vanwaar de bijnaam Dux in cunis, "de hertog in de wieg"). Hij beëindigde de Grimbergse Oorlogen door in 1159 de motte van Grimbergen te laten afbranden. Hij veroverde ook de graafschappen Aarschot (vóór 1179), Geldenaken (1184) en Duras (1189).

Zijn huwelijk met Margaretha van Limburg (1155) moest een einde stellen aan de strijd met het hertogdom Limburg. Toen Margaretha in 1172 overleed, hertrouwde hij met Imena, een dochter van graaf Lodewijk I van Loon. Als compensatie van de verdediging van Jeruzalem tegen de inval van de Egyptische sultan Saladin (1183/1184) werd zijn zoon Hendrik I van Brabant door keizer Frederik Barbarossa in het landgraafschap Brabant tot hertog verheven.

Een andere zoon van hem, Albert van Leuven, werd bisschop van Luik

Na zijn dood trad zijn weduwe Imena in het klooster. Zij werd nog vóór 1203 abdis van Munsterbilzen.


Godfrey III of Leuven

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Godfrey III (died August 21, 1190) was count of Leuven (or Louvain), landgrave of Brabant, margrave of Antwerp, and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VIII) from 1142 to his death.

He was the son of Godfrey II and Lutgarde of Sulzbach. He was still an infant at his succession (therefore called dux in cunis) of which a few Brabantian vassals sought to take advantage to get independent from the duke (Wars of Grimbergen, 1141-1159). On 30 March 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Berengar, son of Conrad III of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, war began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa. By marriage to Margaret, daughter of Henry II of Limburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region.

In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171, Godfrey was at war with Hainaut, but was defeated. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders.

Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant". Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer (near Vilvoorde). The ducal title was transmitted to his son at the Diet of Schwäbisch Hall (September 1190).


Godfrey III (died August 21, 1190) was count of Leuven (or Louvain), landgrave of Brabant, margrave of Antwerp, and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VIII) from 1142 to his death.

He was the son of Godfrey II and Lutgarde of Sulzbach. He was still an infant at his succession (therefore called dux in cunis) of which a few Brabantian vassals sought to take advantage to get independent from the duke (Wars of Grimbergen, 1141-1159). On 30 March 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Berengar, son of Conrad III of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, war began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa. By marriage to Margaret, daughter of Henry II of Limburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region.

In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171, Godfrey was at war with Hainaut, but was defeated. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders.

Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant". Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer (near Vilvoorde). The ducal title was transmitted to his son at the Diet of Schwäbisch Hall (September 1190).


Godfrey III was Count of Leuven (or Louvain), Landgrave of Brabant, Margrave of Antwerp, and Duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VIII) from 1142 to his death. He was still an infant at his succession (therefore called dux in cunis) of which a few Brabantian vassals sought to take advantage to get independent from the duke (Wars of Grimbergen, 1141-1159).

On 30 March 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Berengar, son of Conrad III of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, war began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa (Emperor Frederick I of the Holy Roman Empire, another of our ancestors). By marriage to Margaret, daughter of Henry II of Limburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region.

In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171, Godfrey was at war with Hainaut, but was defeated. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders.

Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant." Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer (near Vilvoorde). The ducal title was transmitted to his son at the Diet of Schwäbisch Hall (September 1190).

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godfrey_III_of_Leuven for more information.


Wikipedia:

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Gottfried III. (Löwen)

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Gottfried III. († 11. oder 21. August 1190) war ab 1142 Graf von Löwen, Landgraf von Brabant, (als Gottfried VIII.) Herzog von Niederlothringen und Markgraf von Antwerpen.

Er war der Sohn von Gottfried II. und Luitgard von Sulzbach. Beim Tod seines Vaters war er noch ein Kind, was einige Brabanter Vasallen dazu brachte, die Unabhängigkeit für sich zu erlangen (Kriege von Grimbergen). Die Auseinandersetzung endete mit dem Niederbrennen der Motte Grimbergen 1159.

Am 30. März 1147 nahm Gottfried an der Krönung von Heinrich-Berengar, dem Sohn Konrads III. in Aachen teil. 1148 brach der Krieg – nach Konrads Abreise auf den Zweiten Kreuzzug – erneut aus, der erst mit der Wahl von Konrads Nachfolger Friedrich Barbarossa beendet wurde. Seine Ehe mit Margarete, der Tochter Heinrichs II. von Limburg, des ehemaligen Gegners seines Vaters, verbündete Gottfried die mächtigsten Familien der Region miteinander.

1171 unterlag er in einem Krieg gegen den Grafen von Hennegau. 1179 verheiratete er seinen Sohn Heinrich I. mit einer Nichte Philipps von Elsass, des Grafen von Flandern.

Von 1182 bis 1184 war Gottfried auf einer Pilgerfahrt nach Jerusalem. In der Zwischenzeit ernannte Friedrich Barbarossa seinen Sohn stellvertretend für ihn zum Herzog von Brabant. Im September 1190 wurde der Herzogstitel auf dem Reichstag von Schwäbisch Hall auf seinen Sohn übertragen.

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Vorgänger Amt Nachfolger

Gottfried II./VII. Graf von Löwen

Landgraf von Brabant

1142–1190 Heinrich I.

Herzog von Niederlothringen

Markgraf von Antwerpen

1142–1190

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Godfrey III (died August 21, 1190) was count of Leuven (or Louvain), landgrave of Brabant, margrave of Antwerp, and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VIII) from 1142 to his death.

He was the son of Godfrey II and Lutgarde of Sulzbach. He was still an infant at his succession (therefore called dux in cunis) of which a few Brabantian vassals sought to take advantage to get independent from the duke (Wars of Grimbergen, 1141-1159). On 30 March 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Berengar, son of Conrad III of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, war began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa. By marriage to Margaret, daughter of Henry II of Limburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region.

In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171, Godfrey was at war with Hainaut, but was defeated. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders.

Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant". Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer (near Vilvoorde). The ducal title was transmitted to his son at the Diet of Schwäbisch Hall (September 1190).


Godfried III "In De Wieg" Of- "De Moedige" Van Brabant)

Voogd van Tongerloo, hertog Neder Lotharingen

Begraven in Leuven


According to Wikipedia, Godfrey III (1142 – died 21 August 1190) was count of Louvain (or Leuven), landgrave of Brabant, margrave of Antwerp, and duke of Lower Lorraine (as Godfrey VIII) from 1142 to his death. He was the son of Godfrey II and Lutgarde of Sulzbach.[1] He was still an infant at his succession (therefore called dux in cunis) of which a few Brabantian vassals sought to take advantage to become independent of the duke (Wars of Grimbergen, 1141–1159). Career[edit] On 30 March 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Berengar, son of Conrad III of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, war began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Frederick Barbarossa. By marriage to Margaret, daughter of Henry II of Limburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region. Their son was Henry I, Duke of Brabant. In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171, Godfrey was at war with Hainaut, but was defeated. In 1172, he bought the County of Aarschot from its wayward count Godfried III, which in future generations would give rise to the dynasty of the Dukes of Aarschot that remain to this day. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders. Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant". Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer (near Vilvoorde). The ducal title was transmitted to his son at the Diet of Schwäbisch Hall (September 1190).

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1142
1142
Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
1158
1158
Age 16
Leuven, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1166
1166
Age 24
Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
1173
1173
Age 31
Leuven, Flemish Brabant, Flanders, Belgium
1175
1175
Age 33
1190
August 21, 1190
Age 48
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Vlaams Gewest, België
1936
August 11, 1936
Age 48
SLAKE
1992
February 25, 1992
Age 48