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Ademar V de Limoges, Viscount of Limoges[1]

Male - 1199

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  • Name Ademar V de Limoges 
    Suffix Viscount of Limoges 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1148  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Viscount of Limoges 
    France, 1144-1166
    France, 1144-1166
    Military Autumn 1182 - Jun 1183  Limoges, Haute-Vienne, Limousin, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Limousin Revolt  
    • Ademar surrendered to Duke Richard on 24 Jun 1183. [2]
    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  [4
    A revolt led by Ademar was again put down by Richard and Ademar took the cross. 
    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).
    Also Known As Boson dit Ademar; Aimar 
    Died 1199 
    Person ID I19908  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2017 

    Father Ademar IV de Comborn, Viscount of Limoges,   d. 1148 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marguerite de Turenne,   d. ca. 1195 
    Relationship Birth 
    • Ademar IV & his wife had one child.
    Family ID F6222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah of Cornwall, Viscountess of Limoges,   d. 1216 
    Married ca. 1155 
    • "Earl Reginald's eldest daughter, Sarah, had been given in marriage to Aimar of Limoges while he was a minor in Henry II's custody. For the viscount it was an illustrious connection; in Limoges men saw Earl Reginald as a great and influential figure, a man who had helped Henry II to the English throne. And when it became clear that the earl would have no sons, it became a marriage that aroused high expectations- expectations which were disappointed when the king took Cornwall for himself. Up to this point Aimar had remained loyal to the Old King. He had helped to entertain Henry and a vast gathering of kings and nobles for seven day at Limoges in February 1173 and had held aloof from the revolts of 1168 and 1173-4. In 1176 he suddenly changed his line. He went over to opposition and on and off pursued this new policy until his death in 1199. In 1175-6 Henry's obsessive concern for John, revealed again and again in the last sixteen years of his reign, drove Aimar of Limoges to rebellion. When he became king, Richard - too generous to John perhaps - failed to find a means of reconciling Aimar, and in the end it was while laying siege to one of the vixcount's castles that he received his fatal wound." [5]
     1. Marguerite de Limoges, Ctss de Périgord,   b. ca. 1155  [Birth]
     2. Ademar de Limoges  [Birth]
     3. Guy V de Limoges, Vicomte de Limoges,   d. 29 Mar 1230, Avignon, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Aigline de Limoges  [Birth]
    +5. Humberge de Limoges, Dame de Vouvent  [Birth]
     6. Marie de Limoges, Viscountess de Ventadour  [Birth]
     7. Guillaume de Limoges,   b. ca. 1179,   d. 1223  (Age ~ 44 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F6221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at, 20XX),

    2. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 76.

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

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 90.

    5. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 53-4.