Male 1272 - 1311  (39 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Guy DE DAMPIERRE was born 1272 (son of Guy De Dampierre Count Of FLANDERS and Isabelle Of LUXEMBOURG); died 13 Oct 1311.

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    • Also Known As: Guy of Namur

    Guy married Margaret Of LORRAINE Abt 1311. Margaret (daughter of Theobald II Duke Of LORRAINE and Isabella Of RUMIGNY) died 1348. [Group Sheet]

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Guy De Dampierre Count Of FLANDERS was born Abt 1226.


    Guy of Dampierre (Dutch: Gwijde van Dampierre) (c. 1226 ? March 7, 1304, Compi╦gne) was the count of Flanders during the Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. His coat-of-arms was "Or, a lion rampant sable".

    Guy was the second son of William II of Dampierre and Margaret II of Flanders. The death of his elder brother William in a tournament made him joint Count of Flanders with his mother. (She had made William co-ruler of Flanders 1246 to ensure that it would go to the Dampierre children of her second marriage, rather than the Avesnes children of her first.) Guy and his mother struggled against the Avesnes (led by John I, Count of Hainaut) in the War of the Succession of Flanders and Hainault, but were defeated in 1253 at the Battle of Walcheren, and Guy was taken prisoner. By the mediation of Louis IX of France, he was ransomed in 1256. Some respite was obtained by the death of John of Hainaut in 1257.

    In 1270, Margaret confiscated the property of English merchants in Flanders; this led to a devastating trade war with England, which supplied most of the wool for the Flemish weavers. Even after her abdication in 1278, Guy often found himself in difficulties with the fractious commoners.

    In 1288, complaints over taxes led Philip IV of France to tighten his control over Flanders. Tension built between Guy and the king; in 1294, Guy arranged a marriage between his daughter Philippa and Edward, Prince of Wales. However, Philip imprisoned Guy and two of his sons, forced him to call off the marriage, and imprisoned Philippa in Paris until her death in 1306. Guy was summoned before the king again in 1296, and the principal cities of Flanders were taken under royal protection until Guy paid an idemnity and surrendered his territories, to hold them at the grace of the king.

    After these indignities, Guy attempted to revenge himself on Philip by an alliance with Edward I of England in 1297, to which Philip responded by declaring Flanders annexed to the royal domain. The French under Robert II of Artois defeated the Flemings at the Battle of Furnes, and Edward's expedition into Flanders was abortive. He made peace with Philip in 1298 and left Guy to his fate. The French invaded again in 1299 and captured both Guy and his son Robert in January 1300.

    The Flemish burghers, however, found direct French rule to be more oppressive than that of the count. After smashing a French army at the Battle of Courtrai in 1302, Guy was briefly released by the French to try to negotiate terms. His subjects, however, refused to compromise; and a new French offensive in 1304 destroyed a Flemish fleet at the Battle of Zierikzee and fought the Flemings to a draw at the Battle of Mons-en-P╚v╦le. Guy was returned to prison, where he died.

    Guy — Isabelle Of LUXEMBOURG. Isabelle (daughter of Henry III Count Of LUXEMBOURG) died Sep 1298. [Group Sheet]

  2. 3.  Isabelle Of LUXEMBOURG (daughter of Henry III Count Of LUXEMBOURG); died Sep 1298.
    1. Beatrix Of DAMPIERRE
    2. 1. Guy DE DAMPIERRE was born 1272; died 13 Oct 1311.
    3. Margaret Of FLANDERS was born Abt 1253; died 03 Jul 1285.

Generation: 3

  1. 6.  Henry III Count Of LUXEMBOURG was born 1217 (son of Walram IV Duke Of LIMBOURG and Ermesinde Of NAMUR); died 24 Nov 1281.

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    • Also Known As: Heinrich II, Count of Luxembourg
    • Name: Henry V The Blond Count Of Luxembourg
    • Birth: 1216
    • Death: 24 Dec 1281


    Excerpt from Wikipedia:

    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 Preny on 14 Sep 1266. On 8 Sept 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.

    1. 3. Isabelle Of LUXEMBOURG died Sep 1298.

Generation: 4

  1. 12.  Walram IV Duke Of LIMBOURG was born 1180 (son of Henry III Duke Of LIMBURG and Sophia VON SAARBRUKEN); died 02 Jul 1226, Rolduc; was buried , Rolduc.

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    • Name: Waleran IV Duke of Monschou


    Excerpt from Wikipedia:

    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 Liege, then in a war with Guelders.

    Walram — Ermesinde Of NAMUR. Ermesinde (daughter of Henry Count Of LUXEMBURG and AGNES) was born Jul 1186; died 12 Feb 1247. [Group Sheet]

  2. 13.  Ermesinde Of NAMUR was born Jul 1186 (daughter of Henry Count Of LUXEMBURG and AGNES); died 12 Feb 1247.

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    • Also Known As: Ermesinde of Luxembourg

    1. 6. Henry III Count Of LUXEMBOURG was born 1217; died 24 Nov 1281.
    2. Catherine Of LIMBURG died 1255.