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Geoffroy de Lusignan, Seigneur de Vouvent

Male - 1216

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  • Name Geoffroy de Lusignan 
    France, 1144-1166
    France, 1144-1166
    Suffix Seigneur de Vouvent 
    Gender Male 
    Military Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Limousin Revolt  
    France, 1180
    France, 1180
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    The Limousin Rebellion of 1182
    Tiring of the tournament and again chafing over his political irrelevance, the Young King saw an opportunity to take make his place by breaking with Richard; his opening was the simmering feud between his brother and the nobles of Limousin, trouble which had been sparked by the disputed succession to the County of Limoges in June 1181. Richard had bayed them relentlessly- and that with the assistance of Henry and the Old King- until bringing them to heel in July 1182. But sensing fresh opportunity, the Taillefers and and Angoulêmes sent overtures of fealty to the Young King. The bait was taken and war-footing against the Duke resumed. During Henry II's great Christmas court of 1182, Henry and Richard quarreled and, feigning reconciliation, Henry joined the rebels at Limoges while ostensibly bearing the Angevin olive branch. Richard responded with a series of lightening raids to prevent a concentration of forces and then invested Limoges. As for Henry II, he initially sat out the hostilities until an attempted parlay resulted in the felling of the king's horse. Thinking the arrow bolt was meant for him, the Old King was driven directly into the arms of Richard. The belligerents now declared for the Young King included King Philip of France, Geoffrey of Brittany, Duke Hugh of Burgundy, Count Raymond of Toulouse, Viscount Aimar V, and Geoffrey de Lusignan. (King Alfonso sided with the Old King and Henry as a check on Toulouse.) This impressive show of support, on the other hand, did not include funds and so Henry slipped out of Limoges to rob nearby abbeys in hopes that the proceeds would keep his mercenaries in the field. Richard's siege might have collapsed had Henry not fallen ill, succumbing finally to dysentery at Martel. With his death the rebellion collapsed. "Like the king in chess, the Young King had possessed very little power of his own, yet without him it was impossible to carry on the game." Gillingham, 75.
    Military 1188  [1, 2
    Third Crusade 
    First (1095–1099); Second (1147–1149); Third or the Kings' Crusade (1189–1192); Forth (1202–1204); Fifth (1213–1221); Sixth (1228); Barons' (1239); Seventh (1248-1254); Eighth (1270); and Ninth (1271-1272).
    Military 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Siege of Acre
    Siege of Acre
    The seige of Acre (August 28, 1189 to July 12, 1191) was the focal point of the Third Crusade. After his release by Saladin, King Guy of Jerusalem led an expedition from Tyre, stationing his meager force on the high ground of Mount Torn just outside the port city of Acre. From this small beginning Guy's numbers began to swell as the western contingents sailed in. Saladin squandered an opportunity to break the cordon on 4 Oct 1189 after a Latin advance lost formation to loot the Abuyyid camp. News of Barbarossa imminent approach then resulted in a cautious division of Abuyyid forces to meet the northern threat. With the arrival of Richard and Philip Augustus in the summer of 1191, the balance swung decisively in the favor the Latins. The city was surrendered, 12 Jul 1191. It would remain in Christian hands until overrun by the Mamluks, 18 May 1291.
    Title 28 Jul 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Count of Jaffa and Ascalon. 
    Died 1216 
    Person ID I14840  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 

    Father Huges VIII de Lusignan, Seigneur de Lusignan,   d. After 1164, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Bourgogne de Rancon,   d. After 11 Apr 1169 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Before 1147 
    Family ID F4625  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Humberge de Limoges, Dame de Vouvent 
     1. Huges de Lusignan,   d. After May 1200  [Foster]  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6244  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eustachie Chabot, Dame de Vouvent et de Mervent,   d. After May 1200 
    Married Before 1199 
     1. Geoffroy II de Lusignan,   d. ca. 1148  [Birth]
     2. Aimery de Lusignan,   d. ca. 1242  [Birth]
     3. Guillaume de Lusignan,   d. ca. 1230  [Birth]
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F6245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The Limousin Revolt - Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183 - Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 1191 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTitle - Count of Jaffa and Ascalon. - 28 Jul 1191 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S421] The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2014), 190.
      "The Poitevin lord, Geoffrey of Lusignan, left France in the autumn of 1188 and went on to earn renown fighting in the crusade's first titanic confrontation - the siege of Acre."

    2. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 90.
      Gillingham puts him in the Levant "during the summer of 1188."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 437.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 164, 172.