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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Seigneur Hugh VII de Lusignan & Dame Burgundia de Racon

 377996496. Seigneur Hugh VII de Lusignan & 377996497. Dame Burgundia de Racon.

~1115, Hugh born in Poitou, France, son of §§Hugh VI de Lusignan.

~1120, Burgundia born in France, d/o §§Geoffrey de Racon.

8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.

~1138, Hugh VII “le Brun”, lord of Lusignan, married Burgundia [receiving Vouvant as part of her portion.]

1148, Hugh’s father died on crusade.

1151, Hugh succeeded as seigneur de Lusignan, Couhe and Chateau-Larcher.

1154, Hugh became a vassal to the Henry II, King of England. (S) Kingdom of Cyprus, Edbury, 1993, P23.

1163, Hugh joined the crusades and left for Palestine from Poitou.

8/1164, Hugh captured at the battle of Harim, on the plain of Artah, in the service of Bohemond III, prince of Antioch. (S) History of the Crusades, Setton, 2006, P524. [Bohemond III, Raymond III of Tripoli, and Joscelin III of Edessa were also captured.]

1164, Hugh died in the Holy Land; his son Hugh succeeding.


Bef. 1169, Hugh le Brun, lord of Lusignan, frees the monks [of the abbey of Becheron] from paying tolls in his lands; witnessed by his brother Geoffrey and his mother Lady Burgundia, and [uncles] Simon Brunus, Rorgo, and Galeran.

3/15/1169, Hugh, the son and heir, died.              

3/16/1169, Geoffrey’s mother Burgundia consented to a grant by Geoffrey to the abbey of Absie for the soul of his brother Hugh [the day after Hugh’s death.]

4/11/1169, Burgundia died.

(S) The Houses of Lusignan and Chatellerault, Medieval Academy of America, Painter, 1955.

Family notes:

5/19/1102, Guy of Lusignan [grandfather of Hugh] fought at the Battle of Ramla. (S) Kingdom of Cyprus, Edbury, 1993, P23.

Hugh VII had brothers Geoffrey, Simon, Brunus, Rorgo, and Galeran.

Children of Hugh and Burgundia:

i. Hugh VIII de Lusignan (188998248), born ~1140 in Lusignan, France.

ii. Geoffrey de Lusignan, born ? in Lusignan, France.

Geoffrey, lord of Vouvant, married Humberga, d/o Ademar IV, viscount of Limoges.

1170-1188, Geoffrey led revolts against King Henry II of England [and Duke of Aquitaine].

1188, Geoffrey went on crusade where he distinguished himself.

Geoffrey, lord of Vouvant, married 2nd Eustachia,lady of Moncontour.

1219, Geoffrey “lo Prodome” died.

Children: Hugh (d.by1224). Geoffrey (d.by1248), lord of Vouvant, viscount of Chatellerault; married Clemence (d.1238); Ameri (d.by1242), lord of Soubise [Lords of Parthenay.]

iii. Guy de Lusignan, born ? in Lusignan, France.

Guy married Sibylle, Queen of Jerusalem, widow of William de Montferrat, d/o King Amauri I of Jerusalem.

1186–90, Guy, King of Jerusalem.

1190, Sibylle died.

4/1192, Guy, lord of Cyprus, acquired from Richard I, as compensation for giving up Jerusalem to Conrad de Montferrat.

1194, Guy died.

iv. Amauri de Lusignan, born ? in Lusignan, France.

Amauri married Eschive d’Ibelin. [Descendants ruled Cyprus until 15th century.]

1186–90, Amauri, Constable of Jerusalem under his brother Guy.

1194-96, Amauri, lord of Cyprus.

1196-1205, Amauri, King of Cyprus by grant of Emperor Henry VI.

1197, Amauri married 2nd Isabelle, Queen of Jerusalem, widow of Henry of Champagne.

1197-1205, Amauri, King of Jerusalem.

Children: Hugh, King of Cyprus.

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