Facts and Events
||Hugh X of Lusignan
||Hugh X de Lusignan, Count de la Marche
||Hugh* Le Brun
||Hugues X de Lusignan, Comte de La Marche
||Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, France
||bef abt 1188
||Lusignan, Vienne, Poitou-Charentes, Franceto Isabella of Angoulême
||abt 5 Jun 1249
||Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
||1249 aft 15 Jan
||Damietta, Dumyāṭ, Egypt
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Hugh X de Lusignan, Hugh V of La Marche or Hugh I of Angoulême or Hugues X & V & I de Lusignan (c. 1183 or c. 1195 – c. 5 June 1249, Angoulême) succeeded his father Hugh IX as Seigneur de Lusignan and Count of La Marche in November 1219 and was Count of Angoulême by marriage.
His father, Hugh IX de Lusignan was betrothed to marry 12 year-old Isabel of Angoulême in 1200, when King John of England took her for his Queen, an action which resulted in the entire de Lusignan family rebelling against the English king. Following John's death, Queen Isabella returned to her native France, where she married 10 May 1220 Hugh X de Lusignan.
By Hugh's marriage to Isabella, he became Count of Angoulême until her death in 1246. Together they founded the abbey of Valence. They had nine children:
- Hugues XI & III & II de Lusignan, seigneur of Lusignan, Count of La Marche and Count of Angoulême (1221–1250)
- Aymer de Lusignan, Bishop of Winchester c. 1250 (c. 1222 – Paris, 5 December 1260 and buried there)
- Agathe de Lusignan (c. 1223 – aft. 7 April 1269), married Guillaume II de Chauvigny, seigneur of Châteauroux (1224 – Palermo, 3 January 1271)
- Alice de Lusignan (1224 – 9 February 1256), married 1247 John de Warenne, 6th Earl of Surrey
- Guy de Lusignan (d. 1264), seigneur of Couhe, Cognac, and Archiac in 1249, killed at the Battle of Lewes. (Tufton Beamish maintains that he escaped to France after the Battle of Lewes and died there in 1269)
- Geoffroi de Lusignan (d. 1274), seigneur of Jarnac, married in 1259 Jeanne de Châtellerault, Vicomtess of Châtellerault (d. 16 May 1315) and had issue:
- Eustachie de Lusignan (d. Carthage, Tunisia, 1270), married 1257 Dreux III de Mello (d. 1310)
- William (or Guillaume) de Valence (d. 1296)
- Marguerite de Lusignan (c. 1226/1228–1288), married (1st) 1240/1241 Raymond VII of Toulouse (1197–1249), married (2nd) c. 1246 Aimery IX de Thouars, Viscount of Thouars (d. 1256), and married (3rd) Geoffrey V de Chateaubriant, seigneur of Chateubriant
- Isabella of Lusignan (1234 – 14 January 1299), lady of Beauvoir-sur-Mer et de Mercillac, married (1st) Maurice IV de Craon (1224/1239 – soon before 27 May 1250/1277) (2nd) Geoffrey de Rancon, seigneur of Taillebourg.
Hugh X was succeeded by his eldest son, Hugh XI of Lusignan.
According to explanations in the manuscripts of Gaucelm Faidit's poems, this troubadour was a rival of Hugh X of Lusignan for the love of Marguerite d'Aubusson.
He was buried at Angoulême.
- Hugh X of Lusignan, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- D. A. Carpenter, "The Fall of Hubert De Burgh", Journal of British Studies, v 19, 1980.
- C. Ellis, Hubert de Burgh, A Study in Constancy, 1952.
- S.H.F. Johnston, "The Lands of Hubert de Burgh", English Historical Review, v 50.
- Michael Weiss, "The Castellan: The Early Career of Hubert de Burgh", Viator, vol. 5 (1974).
- Eamon Burke, "Burke People and Places", Dublin, 1995.
- ↑ Hugues X de Lusignan, Comte de La Marche, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 HUGUES (XI) "le Brun" de Lusignan, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.