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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Raymond V de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse[1, 2]

Male 1134 - 1194  (60 years)


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  • Name Raymond V de Toulouse 
    Suffix Comte de Toulouse 
    Born 1134 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1148  Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Comte de Toulouse 
    France, 1144-1166
    France, 1144-1166
    Title 1148 
    Duc de Narbonne 
    Title 1148 
    Marquis de Provence 
    Political 25 Feb 1173  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Homage given for Toulouse to Henry II, Henry the Young King and Richard, Duke of Aquitaine.  
    Military Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Limousin Revolt  
    <i>Celebratur convivium coronacionis. Ministrat pater filio et se regem esse diffitetur.</i>
    Celebratur convivium coronacionis. Ministrat pater filio et se regem esse diffitetur.
    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.
    Died Dec 1194  Nîmes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Notre Dame de Nîmes, Nîmes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I15951  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2017 

    Family Constance de France, Ctss de Toulouse,   b. ca. 1128,   d. After 1177, Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 10 Aug 1154 
    Children 
    +1. Raymond VI de Toulouse, Comte de Toulouse,   b. 27 Oct 1156,   d. 2 Aug 1222, Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F4908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsTitle - Comte de Toulouse - 1148 - Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitical - Homage given for Toulouse to Henry II, Henry the Young King and Richard, Duke of Aquitaine. - 25 Feb 1173 - Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - The Limousin Revolt - Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183 - Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1194 - Nîmes, Gard, Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://bit.ly/2ziShnc.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Raymond V, Count of Toulouse" at http://bit.ly/2AomvW9.

    3. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 41.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 64ff.