Person:William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1)

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Sir William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke
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Name[2] Sir William Marshall, Earl of Pembroke
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 1146 Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, , Wales
Marriage AUG 1189 London,Middlesex, Englandto Isabel de Clare, Lady Pembroke
Burial? May 1219 Temple Church, London, England
Death[1] 14 May 1219 Caversham, Berkshire, England
Alt Death[2] 14 May 1219 Swindon, Wiltshire, , England


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Sir William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1147 – 14 May 1219), also called William the Marshal (Norman French: Williame le Mareschal), 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 the Lionheart, 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 . He is perhaps the most studied and therefore most famous of the Pembroke Earls in modern popular culture.

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    Birth date: 1146Birth place: Normandy, FranceDeath date: 14 May 1219Death place: Caversham, Eng, England

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  6.   French, George Russell. Shakspeareana genealogica. (London: Macmillan, 1869), Vol. 1 p. 7.

    He appears in Shakespeare's play King John.