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Geoffroy V, Vicomte de Thouars

Male Abt 1117 - Aft 1173  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Geoffroy V  
    Suffix Vicomte de Thouars 
    Born Abt 1117 
    Gender Male 
    History Geoffroy V was the son of Aimery VI, vicomte de Thouars, and Agnès (Mathilde) de Poitou. _Europäische Stammtafeln_ do not give the name of his wife. Some sources identify her as Aimée de Lusignan, a daughter of Hugues VII \'le Brun\' de Lusignan and Sarasine de Lezay. They are said to have had nine children of whom Guy and Aimery VII would have progeny.

    Geoffroy became vicomte de Thouars after the death of his brother Guillaume I in 1139. In 1156 he attacked and destroyed the land of his northern neighbour Berle Montreuil. He then supported Geoffrey VI Martel d\'Anjou, comte de Nantes, the counts of La Marche and Angoulême and Hugues VIII \'le Brun\' de Lusignan who opposed King Henry II of England, Geoffrey\'s brother. After Henry had seized the castles of Chinon, Loudun and Mirebeau, Geoffrey VI submitted. Henry then threatened Thouars on 16 August 1158, and the garrison surrendered (they had been bribed), and Geoffoy V de Thouars was forced to flee to Le Puy-Beliard.

    The castle was razed and the city was placed under a governor, Briant de Martigné. He remained at Le Puy-Beliard until his death in 1160, when Aimery de Bernezay succeeded him.  [1
    Died Aft 1173 
    Person ID I3285  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 

    Father Aimery VI, Vicomte de Thouars,   b. Abt 1080,   d. 1127, age 47 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Agnes (Mathilde) De Poitiers, Dit Le Trobadour,   b. 1103,   d. 1136, Fontevrault Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Bef 9 Jan 1117 
    Family ID F2168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Guy I de Thouars, Regent of Brittany,   b. Abt 1164,   d. 13 Apr 1213, Chateau de Chemille Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 2 May 2018 
    Family ID F2167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00141506&tree=LEO.