Sir William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke
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||Sir William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke
||Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, , Wales
||London,Middlesex, Englandto Isabel de Clare, Lady Pembroke
||Temple Church, London, England
||14 May 1219
||Caversham, Berkshire, England
||14 May 1219
||Swindon, Wiltshire, , England
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William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1146 or 1147 – 14 May 1219), also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Williame le Mareschal; Anglo-Norman: Guillaume le Marechal), was an English (or Anglo-Norman) soldier and statesman. Stephen Langton eulogized him as the "best knight that ever lived." He served four kings – Henry II, Richard I, John, and Henry III – and rose from obscurity to become a regent of England for the last of the four, and so one of the most powerful men in Europe. Before him, the hereditary title of "Marshal" designated head of household security for the king of England; by the time he died, people throughout Europe (not just England) referred to him simply as "the Marshal". He received the title of "1st Earl of Pembroke" through marriage during the second creation of the .
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- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Heritage Consulting. Millennium File. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003.Original data - Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting.Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA).
Birth date: 1146Birth place: Normandy, FranceDeath date: 14 May 1219Death place: Caversham, Eng, England
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He appears in Shakespeare's play King John.