Henry III "the Blond" Count Of LUXEMBOURG

Male 1217 - 1281  (64 years)


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  • Name Henry III "the Blond" Count Of LUXEMBOURG  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 1216  [4
    Born 1217  [1, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Heinrich II, Count of Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 24 Nov 1281  [1, 3
    Death 24 Dec 1281  [4
    Name Henry V The Blond Count Of Luxembourg  [4
    Notes 
    • 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.
    Person ID I37267  Main Tree
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2020 

    Father Walram IV Duke Of LIMBOURG,   b. 1180,   d. 02 Jul 1226, Rolduc Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Ermesinde Of NAMUR,   b. Jul 1186,   d. 12 Feb 1247  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F10107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ? UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. Isabelle Of LUXEMBOURG,   d. Sep 1298
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F00227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marguerite DE BAR,   d. 23 Nov 1275 
    Married 04 Jun 1240  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Henry VI Count Of LUXEMBURG  [Natural]
     2. Philippine Of LUXEMBURG,   b. Abt 1252, Luxembourg, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1311, Valenciennes, Nord, france Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Birth]
     3. Walram I Of LUXEMBOURG,   d. 5 Jun 1288  [Birth]
     4. Margaret DE LUXEMBURG  [Natural]
     5. Isabelle DE LUXEMBURG,   b. 1247,   d. 1298  (Age 51 years)  [Natural]
     6. Joanna DE LUXEMBURG,   d. 1310  [Natural]
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F03737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsAlso Known As - - Heinrich II, Count of Luxembourg Link to Google Earth
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