John of Wydevill
M, b. circa 1360
Family: Isabel (b. circa 1360)
- Birth: John of Wydevill was born circa 1360.
F, b. circa 1360
- Birth: Isabel was born circa 1360.
Richard of Wydevile
M, b. circa 1340
- Birth: Richard of Wydevile was born circa 1340.
- Note: Richard de Wydevile, of Grafton, was constituted Sheriff of Northampton in the 35th year of the reign of Edward III, 1361, and Governor of the castle there, and again in two years after. In the 43rd of the same reign he was made Escheator of the Counties Northampton and Rurland, and the year ensuing was again Sheriff and Governor of Northampton Castle. He married Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir John Lyon of Warkworth, and dying circa 1378 left issue two sons, John and Thomas. (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 796.)
F, b. circa 1340
- Birth: Elizabeth Lyon was born circa 1340.
M, b. circa 1370
- Birth: John Bedlisgate was born circa 1370.
F, b. circa 1370
- Birth: Mary Beauchamp was born circa 1370.
Pierre of Luxembourg
M, b. 1390, d. August 31, 1433
- Birth: Pierre of Luxembourg was born in 1390 in Naples, Napoli, Campania, Italy.
- Marriage: He and Margaret de Baux were married on May 8, 1405.
- Death: Pierre of Luxembourg died on August 31, 1433, at age ~43, in Rambures, France.
Margaret de Baux
F, b. 1394, d. November 15, 1469
- Birth: Margaret de Baux was born in 1394.
- Marriage: She and Pierre of Luxembourg were married on May 8, 1405.
- Death: Margaret de Baux died on November 15, 1469, at age ~75.
John I of Luxembourg
M, b. 1370, d. July 2, 1397
- Birth: John I of Luxembourg was born in 1370 in Ligny-Et-Barrois, Meuse, France.
- Death: He died on July 2, 1397, at age ~27, in Italy.
Marguerite of Enghein
F, b. 1372, d. 1433
- Birth: Marguerite of Enghein was born in 1372.
- Death: She died in 1433, at age ~61.
Guy of Luxembourg
M, b. 1340, d. August 22, 1371
- Birth: Guy of Luxembourg was born in 1340 in Ligny-Et-Barrois, Meuse, France.
- Death: He died on August 22, 1371, at age ~31, in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia.
- Note: The Battle of Baesweiler (1372) was a conflict between the dukes of Brabant and Jülich. On August 24 the armies met near the town of Baesweiler north of Aachen. As the battle progressed it seemed the Duke of Brabant was victorious, but then the troops of the Duke of Guelders appeared on the battlefield and the Brabantic troops were repulsed. The battle ended with the capture of the Duke of Brabant and the Marquis of Namur.
Mathilde of Chatillon
F, b. 1344
- Birth: Mathilde of Chatillon was born in 1344 in Ligny-Et-Barrois, Meuse, France.
John I of Luxembourg
M, b. 1311, d. 1364
- Birth: John I of Luxembourg was born in 1311.
- Marriage: He and Alix of Flanders were married on July 10, 1330 in Germany.
- Death: John I of Luxembourg died in 1364, at age ~53.
Alix of Flanders
F, b. 1321, d. 1346
- Birth: Alix of Flanders was born in 1321 in Richebourg, Flanders, France.
- Marriage: She and John I of Luxembourg were married on July 10, 1330 in Germany.
- Death: Alix of Flanders died in 1346, at age ~25.
Walram II of Luxembourg
M, b. 1277, d. 1354
- Birth: Walram II of Luxembourg was born in 1277.
- Death: He died in 1354, at age ~77.
Johanna of Ryssel
F, b. 1280, d. August 7, 1338
- Birth: Johanna of Ryssel was born in 1280 in Lille, Nord, France.
- Death: She died on August 7, 1338, at age ~58.
Walram I of Luxembourg
M, b. circa 1250, d. June 5, 1288
- Birth: Walram I of Luxembourg was born circa 1250.
- Death: He died on June 5, 1288 in Germany.
- Note: The Battle of Worringen was fought on June 5, 1288 near the town of Worringen (also called Woeringen), nowadays a suburb of Cologne. The battle was fought for the possession of the duchy of Limburg, and was one of the largest battles in Europe in the Middle Ages.
The archbishop of Cologne, Count Henry VI of Luxemburg and his brother Walram I of Ligny, and count Adolf of Nassau-Weilburg joined forces with the Guelders side, while the counts of Loon, Tecklenburg and Waldeck were allied with Brabant. In 1288, Reinoud sold his rights to Limburg to Henry of Luxemburg, just before peace talks were scheduled. This angered John of Brabant, who started a campaign against Reinoud. The two sides finally met at Worringen, a castle on the Rhine, which was taken by the archbishop of Cologne. The citizens of Cologne however fought on the side of Brabant.
In the earliest phases of the battle, John of Brabant and Henry of Luxemburg met. In this fight, Henry was killed by a Brabant knight. Soon after that, the archbishop of Cologne entered the battle with too little support from his army, and he was captured by the count of Berg. The battle ended in a victory for Brabant when Reinoud of Guelders was captured and lord Walram of Valkenburg had to retreat. Walram of Ligny was killed. (Wikipedia.)
Jeanne of Beauvior
F, b. circa 1250
- Birth: Jeanne of Beauvior was born circa 1250.
Henry V "the Blond" of Luxembourg
M, b. 1217, d. November 24, 1281
- Birth: Henry V "the Blond" of Luxembourg was born in 1217 in Luxembourg.
- Death: He died on November 24, 1281, at age ~64, in Luxembourg.
- Note: Henry V the Blond (1216 – 24 December 1281) was the count of Luxembourg from 1247 to his death and the count of Namur between 1256 and 1264 as Henry III. He was the son and successor of Waleran III of Limburg and Ermesinda of Luxembourg.
He married Margaret, daughter of Henry II, Count of Bar, who brought him Ligny-en-Barrois as her dowry, though, by a clause in the marriage contract, it remained under the feudal suzerainty of the county of Bar. In contempt of this, Henry paid homage in 1256 to Theobald II of Navarre, in his capacity as Count of Champagne. Henry's brother-in-law, Theobald II of Bar, took advantage of the conflict then raging between Frederick III of Lorraine and the bishops of Metz. Henry V was a partisan of the duke and so Theobald took the side of the bishop. Henry was captured in battle at Prény on 14 September 1266. On 8 September 1268, King Louis IX arbitrated between the two counts and Henry was freed and repossessed of Ligny, but under the suzerainty of the Barrois.
In 1256, Henry seized Namur while the reigning margrave, Baldwin II, was also reigning emperor in Constantinople. Baldwin relinquished his rights to Namur to Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders, who retook the margraviate from Henry. The two parties made peace and Guy married Henry's daughter.
Il épousa en 1240, Marguerite de Bar (1220 † 1275), fille d'Henri II, comte de Bar, et de Philippe de Dreux. (Wikipedia.)
Margarete of Bar
F, b. 1220, d. November 23, 1273
- Birth: Margarete of Bar was born in 1220.
- Death: She died on November 23, 1273, at age ~53, in Palestine.
Walram III of Limburg
M, b. 1180, d. July 2, 1226
- Birth: Walram III of Limburg was born in 1180.
- Death: He died on July 2, 1226, at age ~46, in Rolduc, Kerkrade, Netherlands.
- Note: 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 Walern, 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 Rolduc. (Wikipedia.)
Ermesinda of Luxembourg
F, b. September 1186, d. February 17, 1253
- Birth: Ermesinda of Luxembourg was born in September 1186 in Namur, Belgium.
- Death: She died on February 17, 1253, at age 66.
Henry III of Limburg
M, b. circa 1140, d. June 21, 1221
- Birth: Henry III of Limburg was born circa 1140.
- Death: He died on June 21, 1221.
- Note: Henry III (c.1140 – 21 June 1221) was the duke of Limburg and count of Arlon from 1165 to his death. He was the son and successor of Henry II and Matilda of Saffenberg.
In 1172, he fought against the count of Luxembourg, Henry IV the Blind, and the his ally, the count of Hainault, Baldwin V. The environs of Arlon were devastated and the duke, overcome, had to recompense the count of Luxembourg for the wrongs he had done him. In 1183, he supported the election of Fulmar as archbishop of Trier. This was opposed by the Emperor Frederick Barbarossa. Henry had to fight his nephew, Henry I of Brabant in connection with the advocacy of the abbey of Saint-Trond. The Brabantine duke claimed the advocacy as part of his mother's dowry. An arrangement put an end to the war in 1191 and the duke of Limburg became a vassal of the duke of Brabant. The two dukes collaborated in the internal affairs of the region (Belgia).
Henry later supported Otto of Brunswick over Philip of Swabia as German king and imperial claimant. He fought at the Battle of Bouvines in 1214. It was a disaster for Otto. (Wikipedia.)
Sophia of Saarbrucken
F, b. 1150
- Birth: Sophia of Saarbrucken was born in 1150 in Saarbrucken, Saarland Bundesland, Germany.
Henry IV "the Blind" of Luxembourg
M, b. circa 1112, d. August 14, 1196
- Birth: Henry IV "the Blind" of Luxembourg was born circa 1112 in Namur, Belgium.
- Marriage: He and Agnes of Guelders were married in 1171.
- Death: Henry IV "the Blind" of Luxembourg died on August 14, 1196 in Echternach, Grevenmacher, Luxembourg.
- Note: Henry IV (c.1112 – 14 August 1196), called the Blind (l'Aveugle or der Blinde), was the count of Luxembourg from 1136 and count of Namur from 1139 until his abdication in 1189. He was the son of Godfrey I of Namur and Ermesinda, daughter of Conrad I of Luxembourg.
His father confided to him the administration of the counties of La Roche and Durbuy. When his cousin Conrad II of Luxembourg died, he was granted that county by the Emperor Lothair II, who was preventing it from passing to the French lords of Grandpré. Three years later, he inherited Namur from his father. He inherited the advocacy of the abbeys of Saint-Maximin at Trier and Saint-Willibrod at Echternach. This was the cause of many conflicts with the archbishop of Trier.
In 1141, he helped Alberon II, Bishop of Liège take Bouillon with Renaut I of Bar. In 1147, he gave up Saint-Maximin, but he regained it on the death of the Archbishop Albero de Montreuil in 1152. The new archbishop, Hillin von Fallemanien, exchanged the rights over the abbeys with the town of Grevenmachen in 1155. In 1157, he married Laurette (d.1175), daughter of Thierry of Alsace, Count of Flanders, and Margaret of Clermont. They separated in 1163. Left without child, he designated his brother-in-law Baldwin IV of Hainault, husband of his sister Alice, as his heir. When Baldwin died in 1171, he designated Baldwin V. Baldwin V and Henry carried out two wars, in 1170 and 1172, with Henry III of Limburg.
In 1171, Henry married a second time, this time to Agnes, daughter of Henry of Guelders and Agnes of Arnstein. Heirless still, he repudiated her in 1184, but fell seriously ill and rejoined her. In September 1186 is born to them a girl, Ermesinda. This birth called into question the plan of succession, for Henry considered his promise to Baldwin null. Henry, then 76 years old, pledged his daughter in marriage to Henry II of Champagne. Baldwin still claimed his inheritance. It was then decided that Baldwin would inherit Namur, Ermesinda Durbuy and La Roche, and Luxembourg (fief masculin) would revert to the Empire.
The fiefs were dispensed in 1189 and Henry quashed the planned marriage of his daughter and married her instead to Theobald I of Bar. He enterred into a war with Henry of Limburg and was defeated on 1 August 1194 at Neuville on Mehaigne. He died two years later in Echternach. (Wikipedia.)