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Walram III van Limburg, duke of Limburg

Dutch: Walram III van Limburg, hertog van Limburg
Also Known As: "Walram IV NOT III", "!", "Waleran", "Limbourg"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Limbourg, Liege, Walloon Region, Belgium
Death: July 2, 1226 (57-65)
Limburg, Belgium
Place of Burial: Rolduc, Limburg, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry III, duke of Limburg and Sophia of Saarbrücken
Husband of Cunégonde de Haute-Lorraine and Ermesinde de Namur, countess of Luxembourg
Father of Waleran van Limburg, Herr von Monschau; Henry IV, duke of Limburg; Sophia van Limburg, Princess; Mathilde van Limburg; Jutta van Limburg and 11 others
Brother of Petronella van Limburg and Gerard van Limburg, heer van Horne en Wassenberg
Half brother of Gerard I van Wassenberg-Horne; Prins-Bisschop van Luik Simon de Limbourg; Jutta van Limburg; Mathilde van Limburg; Hendrik van Wassenberg and 9 others

Occupation: Conde de Luxemburgo e Arlon, senhor de Montjoie e Duque de Limburg, Duc, de Limbourg, Sieur, de Montjoie, vanaf 1221: Hertog van Limburg, Lord of Montjoie, Count of Luxembourg, Count of Arlon, Duke of Limburg
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About Walram III, duke of Limburg




Waleran III or Walram III (1180 – 2 July 1226) was initially lord of Montjoie, then count of Luxembourg from 1214. He became count of Arlon and duke of Limburg on his father's death in 1221. He was the son of Henry III of Limburg and Sophia of Saarbrucken.

As a younger son, he did not expect to inherit. He carried on an adventurous youth and took part in the Third Crusade in 1192. In 1208, the imperial candidate Philip of Swabia died and Waleran, his erstwhile supporter, turned to his opponent, Otto of Brunswick. In 1212, he accompanied his first cousin Henry I, Duke of Brabant, to Liège, then in a war with Guelders. Waleran's first wife, Cunigunda, a daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Lorraine, died in 1214 and in May he married Ermesinda of Luxembourg*, and became count there. Ermesinda claimed Namur and so Waleran added a crown to his coat of arms to symbolise this claim.

In 1221, he inherited Limburg and added a second tail to the rampant lion on his arms. This symbolised his holding of two great fiefs. In 1223, he again tried to take Namur from the Margrave Philip II. He failed and signed a peace treaty on 13 February in Dinant. He then took part in various imperial diets and accompanied the Emperor Frederick II into Italy. Returning from there, he died in Rolduc.

Information from the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waleran_III,_Duke_of_Limburg

Historical information about the Duchy of Limburg: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duchy_of_Limburg

Historical information about the House Ardennes-Verdun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ardennes-Verdun_dynasty

Further Historical and Genealogical Discussion: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/LIMBURG.htm

Hertog van Limburg, markies de la Roche, graaf van Luxemburg

Dutch Wikipedia entry: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walram_III_van_Limburg

In Dutch, list of the Hertog van Limburg: http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_hertogen_van_Limburg

German Wikipedia entry: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walram_III._%28Limburg%29

  • *Discrepancy regarding parentage discussed here in the German Wikipedia entry for Heinrich I. (Limburg):


Apparently, there is a question as to whether Heinrich I. (Limburg) was married once or twice.

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Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, France
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