Walram III, duke of Limburg

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About Walram III, duke of Limburg

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walram_III_van_Limburg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waleran_III,_Duke_of_Limburg

http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00026504&tree=LEO

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


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):

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_I._%28Limburg%29

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


Over Walram III, hertog van Limburg (Nederlands)

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walram_III_van_Limburg

http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00026504&tree=LEO


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


Lijst van de Hertogen 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):

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_I._%28Limburg%29

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


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Walram III, duke of Limburg's Timeline

1180
1180
Limbourg, Liege, Walloon Region, Belgium
1199
1199
Age 19
Monschau,Rheinland,,Prussia
1200
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Age 20
of,Limburg,Liege,Belgium
1200
Age 20
1200
Age 20
Belgium
1200
Age 20
Bar-le-Duc, Meuse, France
1208
1208
Age 28
Limbourg, Liege, Belgium
1216
1216
Age 36
Mainz the capital and largest city of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. It was the capital of the Electorate of Mainz at the time of the Holy Roman