Person:Simon de Montfort (1)

Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
b.1208
  1. Guy of Bigorre - 1220
  2. Amaury VI de Montfort1195 - 1241
  3. Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester1208 - 1265
  4. Amicie de Montfort - 1252
  • HSimon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester1208 - 1265
  • WEleanor of England1215 - 1275
  1. Henry de Montfort1238 - 1265
  2. Simon VI de Montfort1240 - 1271
  3. Amaury de Montfort, Canon of YorkBet 1242 & 1243 - 1301
  4. Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola1244 - Abt 1288
  5. Richard de Montfort1249 - Aft 1266
  6. Eleanor de Montfort1252 - 1282
Facts and Events
Name Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1208
Marriage to Eleanor of England
Military? 14 May 1264 Lewes, Sussex, England Combatant of Lewes
Death[1] 4 Aug 1265 Evesham, Worcestershire, England Combatant of Evesham
Burial[1] Evesham Abbey, Evesham, Worcestershire, England
Reference Number? Q310092?


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Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester ( – 4 August 1265), sometimes referred to as Simon V de Montfort to distinguish him from his namesake relatives, was a nobleman of French origin and a member of the English peerage, who led the baronial opposition to the rule of King Henry III of England, culminating in the Second Barons' War. Following his initial victories over royal forces, he became de facto ruler of the country, and played a major role in the constitutional development of England.

During his rule, Montfort called two famous parliaments. The first stripped the King of unlimited authority, while the second included ordinary citizens from the towns.[1] For this reason, Montfort is regarded today as one of the of modern parliamentary democracy.[2] As Earl of Leicester he expelled Jews from that city; as he became ruler of England he also cancelled debts owed to Jews through violent seizures of records. Events in London and Worcester, for instance, led to massacres.[3] After a rule of just over a year, Montfort was killed by forces loyal to the King in the Battle of Evesham.[1]

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   Cokayne, George Edward, and Vicary Gibbs; et al. The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, extant, extinct, or dormant [2nd ed.]. (London: St. Catherine Press, 1910-59)
    Volume 3 pages 170 and 171.