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Hugues VI \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, Sire de Lusignan

Male Abt 1039 - 1110  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Hugues VI \'le Brun\' de Lusignan 
    Suffix Sire de Lusignan 
    Nickname The Devil 
    Born Abt 1039 
    Gender Male 
    History Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – c. 1103/1110), called the Devil, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche. He participated in the Crusade of 1101 as part of the army of William IX.

    Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine, the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes, and Pope Paschal II were forced to intervene. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed \"le diable\", the devil, by the monks of St. Maixent.

    In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed in battle by the Almoravids. Hugh\'s Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

    Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101.

    From his marriage c. 1065 to Hildegarde or Ildégarde de Thouars, daughter of Aimery IV of Thouars, Vicomte de Thouars, and wife Aurengarde de Mauleon, Hugh had a son and successor, Hugh VII of Lusignan.  [1
    Died 1106/1110  in France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3267  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 

    Father Hugues V de Lusignan, Sire de Lusignan,   b. Abt 1000,   d. 1060  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Almodis de La Marche,   b. Abt 1010,   d. 16 OCT, 1071  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Family ID F2156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hildegarde (Alearde) de Thouars,   d. Aft 7 Dec 1099 
    Children 
    +1. Hugues VII \'le Brun\' de Lusignan, Sire de Lusignan,   b. Abt 1084
    Last Modified 1 May 2018 
    Family ID F2154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_VI_of_Lusignan.