Guy, Count of Bigorre

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Guy de Montfort was the Count of Bigorre[1] from 6 November 1216 to 1220 in right of his wife, Petronilla. He was a son of Simon IV de Montfort[2] and Alice of Montmorency.

Guy joined his father on the Albigensian Crusade while still quite young.[3] Late in 1216, he married Petronilla, the heiress to Bigorre and Marsan through her mother Stephanie, and a daughter of Bernard IV of Comminges.[4]

He fought at his father's side at the siege of Toulouse in 1218, but his father died: crushed by the projectile of a siege engine.[5] Amaury VI de Montfort inherited his father's command, but not his strategic vision. The Occitan lords rebelled against him and Guy was killed in a conflict at Castelnaudary in 1220, either on 4 April or in July.[6]

Guy left a daughter, Alice, who succeeded Petronilla. He also left a daughter named Pernelle, who married Raoul de la Roche-Tesson.[citation needed]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Setton, Kenneth M. and Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard, A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311, (University of Wisconsin, 1969), 834.
  2. ^ Setton, 834.
  3. ^ Setton, 311.
  4. ^ Treharne, Reginald Francis and Ivor John Sanders, Documents of the baronial movement of reform and rebellion, 1258-1267, (Oxford University Press, 1973), 198.
  5. ^ Setton, 314.
  6. ^ Sismondi, Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde, History of the crusades against the Albigenses in the thirteenth century, (B.B.Mussey, 1833), 160.

References[edit]

  • Setton, Kenneth M. and Robert Lee Wolff, Harry W. Hazard, A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311, University of Wisconsin, 1969.
  • Sismondi, Jean-Charles-Léonard Simonde, History of the crusades against the Albigenses in the thirteenth century, B.B.Mussey, 1833.
  • Treharne, Reginald Francis and Ivor John Sanders, Documents of the baronial movement of reform and rebellion, 1258-1267, Oxford University Press, 1973.