Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester ( c. 1175 – 25 June 1218), known as Simon IV (or V [a]) de Montfort and as Simon de Montfort the Elder, was a French nobleman and knight of the early 13th century. He is widely regarded as one of the great military commanders of the Middle Ages.
The Life Summary of Simon When Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester was born on 1 January 1164, in Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France, his father, Simon de Montfort IV, was 23 and his mother, Amicia de Beaumont, was 22. He married Alix de Montmorency in 1190, in Montfort-l'Amaury, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France.
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He was the son of Simon de Montfort (d. 1188), lord of Montfort l'Amaury in France near Paris, and Amicia de Beaumont, daughter of Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester - the de Montfort line itself descends from the Counts of Flanders. He succeeded his father as Baron de Montfort in 1181; in 1190 he married Alix de Montmorency, the daughter of...
Simon remained on his estates in France, where in 1209 he was elected captain-general of the French forces in the Albigensian Crusade by his fellow nobles, reportedly after several larger players had turned down the role. He led the siege and subsequent sack of Béziers on 22 July 1209 when the entire population of twenty thousand Cathars and Cathol...
Simon left three sons: his French estates passed to his eldest son, Amaury VI de Montfort, while his younger son, Simon, eventually gained possession of the earldom of Leicester and played a major role in the reign of Henry III of England. He led the barons' rebellion against Henry during the Second Barons' War, and subsequently became de facto rul...Sumption, Jonathan. The Albigensian Crusade, 2000This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed (1913). "Simon de Montfort". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.
Simon V (IV) De Montfort nicknamed The Crusader, was the son of Simon IV (III) De Montfort and Amice De Beaumont. He married Alix (Alice) De Montmorency about 1190. In 1199, after hearing Fulk De Neuilly talking of the 4th Crusade, he took to the cross and travelled to the Holy Land. The crusade then under Venetian...
Apr 26, 2022 · He was granted the inheritance of his paternal grandmother in England by Henry III King of England in Aug 1231 and installed as Earl of Leicester 11 Apr 1239. Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester and Duke of Narbonne From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- "Simone de Montfort"
- Montfort, Yvelines, Ile-de-France, France
- circa 1175
- Messimy, Rhône-Alpes, France
Montfort, Simon de Earl of Leicester. Born circa 1208 in Montfort, He de France; died Aug. 4, 1265, in Evesham. English political figure, one of the leaders of the baronial opposition to King Henry III. De Montfort was among the authors of the Provisions of Oxford (1258), which sharply curtailed royal authority in favor of the barons.
Simon de Montfort (1165 - June 25, 1218), 5th Earl of Leicester was a French nobleman, notable for his ruthlessness as a leader of the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathar heretics in southern France from 1209. Whilst his participation can be seen as part of a cynical drive for power and land in a region long considered apart from mainstream ...