Simon de Montfort

Male 1240 - 1271  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Simon de Montfort 
    Born 0Apr 1240  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Simon de Montfort the Younger  [1
    Died 0___ 1271  Siena, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Person ID I43950  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2017 

    Father Simon de Montfort, V, Knight, 6th Earl of Leicester,   b. ~ 1208, Montfort-l'Amaury, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1265, Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Eleanor of Leicester,   b. 0___ 1215, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1275, Montargis Abbey, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1238  [1, 4
    • In January 1238, Montfort married Eleanor of England, daughter of King John and Isabella of Angoul„eme and sister of King Henry III.

      While this marriage took place with the King's approval, the act itself was performed secretly and without consulting the great barons, as a marriage of such importance warranted. Eleanor had previously been married to William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and she swore a vow of perpetual chastity upon his death, when she was sixteen, which she broke by marrying Montfort.

      The Archbishop of Canterbury, Edmund Rich, condemned the marriage for this reason.

      The English nobles protested the marriage of the King's sister to a foreigner of modest rank. Most notably, the King's and Eleanor's brother Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, rose up in revolt when he learned of the marriage. King Henry eventually bought off Richard with 6,000 marks and peace was restored.
    Family ID F15997  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S7967] "Eleanor of Leicester (1215-1275)" biography,

    2. [S9729] "Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (c.?1208 - 4 August 1265)" biography, retrieved September 23rd, 2016 by David.

    3. [S11757] "Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola", Biography,,_Count_of_Nola, retrieved, re.

    4. [S7966] "Isabella of Angouleme (~ 1188-1246)" biography,