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Marie, de Montpellier, Dam de Montpellier, Dame de Muret

Female Abt 1183 - 1213  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Marie  
    Suffix de Montpellier, Dam de Montpellier, Dame de Muret 
    Born Abt 1183 
    Gender Female 
    History Marie de Montpellier was born about 1183, the daughter of Guillem VIII de Montpellier, seigneur de Montpellier, Castries et Castelnau, and Eudokia Komnena. A condition of the marriage was that the firstborn child, boy or girl, would succeed to the lordship of Montpellier on Guillem\'s death.

    Still a child, Marie was married to Raimond Geofroi \'dit Barral\', vicomte de Marseille, in 1192 or shortly before, but she was widowed in that year. Her second marriage, in 1197, was to Bernard IV, comte de Comminges, sire de Muret et de Samatan, and her father now insisted on her giving up her right to inherit Montpellier. Marie had two daughters by Bernard, Mathilde and Petronille. The marriage was, however, notoriously polygamous, Bernard having two other living wives. It was annulled (some say on Marie\'s insistence, some say on that of Pedro II, king of Aragón, though it is worth nothing that Bernard\'s two previous marriages ended in divorce). However the annulment meant that she was once more heir to Montpellier.

    Guillaume had died in 1202. Marie\'s half-brother Guillem, her father\'s son by Agnes de Castilia, had taken control of the city, but Marie asserted her right to it. On 15 June 1204 she married Pedro II, king of Aragón, and was recognised as lady of Montpellier. Her son by Pedro, Jaime, the future Jaime I \'the Conqueror\', king of Aragón, was born on 13 February 1208. Pedro immediately attempted to divorce her, hoping both to marry Maria de Monferrato, queen of Jerusalem, and to claim Montpellier for himself. Marie\'s last years were spent in combating these political and matrimonial manoeuvres. Pope Innocent III finally decided in her favour, refusing to permit the divorce. Both Marie and Pedro died in 1213; Jaime inherited Aragón and Montpellier.  [1
    Died 21 Apr 1213  Rome Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2095  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 

    Family Pedro II, King of Aragon 1196=1213,   b. 1176,   d. 13 Sep 1213, Muret Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1204 
    +1. Jaime I \'the conqueror\', King of Aragon 1213-1276,   b. 13 Feb 1208, Montpellier Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1276, Xativa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00007101&tree=LEO.