Savari de Mauléon
Having espoused the cause of Arthur I, Duke of Brittany, he was captured at Mirebeau (1202), and imprisoned in Corfe Castle. But John of England set him at liberty in 1204, gained him to his side and named him seneschal of Poitou (1205).
In 1211, Savari de Mauléon assisted Raymond VI of Toulouse, and with him besieged Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester in Castelnaudary. Philip II of France bought his services in 1212 and gave him command of a fleet which was destroyed in the Flemish port of Damme. Then Maulon returned to John of England, whom he aided in the First Barons' War (1215–1217).
Then Savari went to Egypt (1219), and was present at the taking of Damietta. Returning to Poitou he was a second time seneschal for Henry III. He defended Saintonge against Louis VIII in 1224, but was accused of having given La Rochelle up to the king of France, and the suspicions of the English again threw him back upon the French. Louis VIII then turned over to him the defence of La Rochelle and the coast of Saintonge.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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