Godfrey III

Male 1142 - 1190  (48 years)


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  • Name Godfrey III   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 1142  Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Count of Louvain Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death 10 Aug 1186  [1, 2
    Fact Duke of Louvain Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Died 10 Aug 1190  [3, 4, 5
    Buried St. Peter's Church, Louvain Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from Wikipedia:
      He was the son of Godfrey II and Lutgarde of Sulzbach. He was still an infant at his succession. On 30 Mar 1147, Godfrey was present at the coronation of Henry Beregar, son of Conrad III Of Germany, in Aachen. When Conrad left on Crusade, the wars began anew in 1148. Peace was elusive until the election of Conrad's successor, Freerick Barbarossa. By Marriage to margaret, daughter of Henry II Of Linburg, Godfrey united two powerful and antagonistic houses in the region.

      In 1159 Godfrey ended the war with the Berthout, Lords of Grimbergen, by burning their impressive motte at Grimbergen. In 1171 Godfrey was at war with Hainault, but was defeated. In 1179, he gave his son Henry in marriage to a niece of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders.

      Between 1182 and 1184 Godfrey went on a Jerusalem campaign. In the interim, Barbarossa granted Henry the title "Duke of Brabant". Godfrey died in 1190, on 10 or 21 August. He left an increased territory and built the fortress of Nedelaer.
    Person ID I07415  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2016 

    Father Godfrey II,   b. Abt 1108, Louvain, Brabant Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1142  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Luitgarde VON SULTZBACH,   b. Abt 1120, Sulzbach, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1162  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1139 
    Family ID F03835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Margaret VON LIMBURG,   b. 1139, Lorraine, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1172  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Bef 1155  [3
    Children 
     1. Henri I,   b. 1165, Brabant, Holy Roman Empire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1235, Cologne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F03822  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Imagina VAN LOOZ,   d. 1214 
    Married 1180  [4
    Children 
    +1. Sir Godfrey DE LOVAINE,   d. Abt 26 Apr 1226  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F17632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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