Person:Henry V, Count of Luxembourg (1)

Henry V , Count of Luxembourg
b.1217 Luxembourg
d.24 Dec 1281 Luxembourg
Facts and Events
Name Henry V , Count of Luxembourg
Alt Name Henry the Blond
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 1200 , Of, Luxemburg, Germany
Birth? 1217 Luxembourg
Alt Birth? 1220 Limburg,Limburg,,Belgium
Marriage 4 Jun 1240 Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourgto Margaret of Bar
Alt Death? 24 NOV 1281 Namur, Brabant, Belgium
Reference Number? Q72364?
Death? 24 Dec 1281 LuxembourgReign from 1226

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Henry V the Blondell (1216 – 24 December 1281), called the Great, was the count of Arlon from 1226 to his death, lord of Ligny from 1240 to his death, count of Luxembourg and Laroche from 1247 to his death, and the count of Namur between 1256 and 1264 as Henry III. He was the son and successor of Waleran III of Limburg and Ermesinda of Luxembourg.

In 1226, following the death of his father Waleran III, Henry inherited the county of Arlon.

In 1240 Henry married Margaret of Bar, daughter of Henry II of Bar and Philippa of Dreux who was the great-granddaughter of King Louis VI of France. Henry's marriage to Margaret brought him Ligny-en-Barrois as her dowry, though, by a clause in the marriage contract, it remained under the feudal suzerainty of the county of Bar. In contempt of this, Henry paid homage in 1256 to Theobald II of Navarre, in his capacity as Count of Champagne. Henry's brother-in-law, Theobald II of Bar, took advantage of the conflict then raging between Frederick III of Lorraine and the bishops of Metz. Henry V was a partisan of the duke and so Theobald took the side of the bishop. Henry was captured in battle at Prény on 14 September 1266. On 8 September 1268, King Louis IX arbitrated between the two counts and Henry was freed and repossessed of Ligny, but under the suzerainty of the Barrois.

Henry inherited Luxembourg and Laroche following the death of his mother, Ermesinde, in 1247.

In 1256, Henry seized Namur while the reigning margrave, Baldwin II, was also reigning emperor in Constantinople. Baldwin relinquished his rights to Namur to Guy of Dampierre, Count of Flanders, who retook the margraviate from Henry. The two parties made peace and Guy married Henry's daughter.

From Margaret he had the following issue:

He also had at least three bastard sons, including:

  • Henry, bastard of Luxembourg (died 1288), married Isabelle of Houffalize, heiress of Houffalize

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  1.   Henry V, Count of Luxembourg, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Henri V, Comte de Luxembourg, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.