Simon I de Montfort

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Simon I de Montfort
Born c. 1025
Montfort l'Amaury,
Kingdom of France
Died 25 September 1087(1087-09-25) (aged 61–62)
Buried Epernon, Kingdom of France
Spouse(s) Isabel de Broyles
Agnes d'Evreux
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, Duchy of Normandy (now in Ile de France), Kingdom of France. At his death he was buried about 20 miles (32 km) away in Epernon, Duchy of Normandy (now in Eure-et-Loir department), because it was the site of the fortress he was instrumental in constructing. He was the son of Amaury I de Montfort[1] (c. 1000–1031) and Bertrade de Gometz.


Simon I first married Isabel de Broyles (b. 1034, Broyes, Marne, France), daughter of Hugh Bardoul. Their children were:

Simon I's second marriage was to Agnes d'Evreux (b. 1030), daughter of Richard d'Evreux.[2] Their children were:


  1. ^ Daniel Power, The Norman Frontier in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries, (Cambridge University Press, 2004), 332.
  2. ^ The Normans and Their Adversaries at War, ed. Richard Philip Abels, Bernard S. Bachrach, (Boydell Press, 2001), 141.
  3. ^ Women, Power, and Violence in Orderic Vitalis's "Historia Ecclesiastica", Jean Blacker, Violence Against Women in Medieval Texts, ed. Anna Roberts, (University Press of Florida, 1998), 46.
  4. ^ Robert Curthose Reassessed, Judith A. Green, Anglo-Norman Studies: Proceedings of the Battle Conference, Volume 22, ed. Christopher Harper-Bill, (The Boydell Press, 2000), 97.
  5. ^ a b c (FR) André Châtelain, Châteaux forts et féodalité en Ile de France, du XIème au XIIIème siècle, (Nonette, 1983), 20.