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Guillem V de Montpellier

Male Abt 1073 - 1121  (~ 48 years)


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  • Name Guillem V de Montpellier  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1073  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1074  [1, 3
    Alternate birth Abt 1075  [4
    Died 1121  [5
    Alternate death Bef 21 Feb 1122  [4
    Person ID I12584  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 

    Father Guillem IV de Montpellier,   b. Abt 1028 
    Mother Ermengarde de Melgueil 
    Family ID F7464  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ermesenda,   d. Aft 21 Feb 1122 
    Married Between 1086 and 1087  [4
    Children 
    +1. Guilelma de Montpellier
     2. Bernard of Cluny,   b. Murles, Hérault, Occitan, France Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Guillem VI de Montpellier,   b. Abt 1095,   d. Aft 11 Dec 1146, Grandselve Abbey, Bouillac, Tarn-et-Garonne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
    +4. Guillem d'Omelaz,   b. Abt 1100,   d. Bef May 1156  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F7463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seigneur de Montpellier.

      From Wikipedia:

      At the call of Pope Urban II, William took up the cross of the First Crusade under the banner of Raymond IV of Toulouse. He served notable at the capture of the small Syrian village of Ma'arrat al-Numan in 1098. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1099, William remained in the Holy Land for a while. He remained at the side of Godfrey de Bouillon and accompanied him to the siege of Antioch in December 1097. He did not return to Montpellier until 1103, bringing with him a relic of Saint Cleopas.

      When William returned, he found that the Aimoin brothers to whom he had confided the administration of the lordship in his absence had usurped many seigniorial rights and that he was obligated to recognise much of their newfound authority, which diminished his own, in order to retain his position.

      William participated in the army of Raymond Berengar III of Barcelona which captured Majorca from the Moors in 1114. The rest of his reign was marked by the important acquisition of nearby territories, which greatly recouped his power: Montarnaud, Cournonsec, Montferrier, Frontignan, Aumelas, Montbazin, Popian.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3881] Peter Stewart, 27 Mar 2020, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    2. [S3884] Histoire Générale de Languedoc by Claude de-Vic and J. Vaissete. Toulouse: J.-B. Paya, 1841.

    3. [S1441] Généalogie Ludovic Noirie: ascendances vers Charlemagne.

    4. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.

    5. [S3882] James Westfall Thompson, "Notes and Studies on the Identity of Bernard of Cluny." The Journal of Theological Studies 8:394, 1907.