Person:Hugh VI of Lusignan (1)

Hugh VI of Lusignan
d.abt 1103/1110
m. 1038
  1. Hugh VI of Lusignan1039 - 1103
  2. Jourdain _____
  3. Melisende _____
  1. Hugh VII of Lusignan1065 - 1151
  2. Rorgon _____ - Aft 1106
  3. Yolande _____
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Name Hugh VI of Lusignan
Alt Name Hugues _____, Count de Lusignan VI
Alt Name Hugh Sire, VI
Alt Name _____ Le Diable
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1039 Lusignan,Vienne,,France
Marriage to Ildégarde de Thouars
Death[1] abt 1103/1110
Alt Death[2] 1110 France
Reference Number[1] Q1635800?
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Hugh VI (c. 1039/1043 – 1102), called the Devilish, was the Lord of Lusignan and Count of La Marche (as Hugh I), the son and successor of Hugh V of Lusignan and Almodis de la Marche.

Despite his piety, Hugh was in constant conflict with the abbey of St. Maixent. On numerous occasions his disputes with the monks grew so violent that the duke of Aquitaine and the bishops of Poitiers and Saintes had to intercede. At one point, Pope Paschal II threatened Hugh with excommunication. From these conflicts Hugh was dubbed "le diable", the devilish, by the monks of St. Maixent.

In 1086 the Castilian army was destroyed at the Battle of Sagrajas by the Almoravids. Hugh's Catalan half-brother, Berenguer Ramon II, Count of Barcelona was threatened by the Almoravids. Hugh VI undertook an expedition to Spain in 1087 along with another half-brother, Raymond IV of Toulouse, to assist the count of Barcelona.

Hugh took the cross for the First Crusade, along with his brothers Raymond and Berenguer. He participated in the Crusade of 1101 and was killed at the battle of Ramla in 1102.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hugh VI of Lusignan, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. HUGUES [VI] "le Diable" de Lusignan, son of HUGUES [V] "le Pieux" Sire de Lusignan & his wife Almodis de la Marche (-in France 1110), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.