Simon I de Montfort
|Simon I de Montfort|
Kingdom of France
|Died||25 September 1087(aged 61–62)|
|Buried||Epernon, Kingdom of France|
|Spouse(s)||Isabel de Broyes|
|Father||Amaury I de Montfort|
|Mother||Bertrade de Gometz|
Simon I de Montfort (c. 1025 – 25 September 1087) was a French nobleman. He was born in Montfort l'Amaury, in the Duchy of Normandy, and became its lord. He was the son of Amaury I de Montfort and Bertrade. At his death he was buried about 20 miles (32 km) away in Epernon, because it was the site of the fortress he was instrumental in constructing.
Simon I first married Isabel de Broyes (b. 1034, Broyes, Marne, France), daughter of Hugh Bardoul. Their children were:
- Amaury II de Montfort (c. 1056–1089), lord of Montfort
- Isabel (Elizabeth) de Montfort (b. 1057), who married Raoul II de Tosny, a companion of William the Conqueror.
- Bertrade de Montfort (c. 1059–1117), became Queen of France.
- Richard de Montfort (c. 1066–1092), lord of Montfort, slain in attack on abbey at Conches.
- Simon II de Montfort (c. 1068–1101), lord of Montfort
- Amaury III de Montfort (c. 1070–1137), lord of Montfort and Count of Évreux.
- Guillaume de Montfort (c. 1073–1101), bishop of Paris.
- Adeliza de Montfort (b. 1075)
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