Person:Waleran III of Limburg (1)

Waleran III of Limburg
m. 1170
  1. Waleran III of Limburg1180 - 1226
m. Aft 1214
  1. Henry V _____, Count of Luxembourg1217 - 1281
  2. Gérard I of Durbuy1223 - Aft 1298
  3. Catherine of Limburg - 1255
  1. Sophie of LimburgAbt 1190 - 1226/27
  2. Matilda of LimburgAbt 1192 - Aft 1234
  3. Henry IV _____, Duke of Limburg1195 - 1247
  4. Waleran of Limburg - 1242
Facts and Events
Name Waleran III of Limburg
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1180 House of Ardennes-Verdun
Marriage Aft 1214 to Ermensinde _____, Countess of Luxembourg
Marriage to Cunigunda of Lorraine
Death[1] 2 Jul 1226 Limbourg, Liège, Belgium
Burial? Rolduc, Limburg, Netherlands
Reference Number? Q83660?

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Waleran III (or Walram III) ( – 2 July 1226) was initially lord of Montjoie, then count of Luxembourg from 1214. He became count of Arlon and duke of Limburg on his father's death in 1221. He was the son of Henry III of Limburg and Sophia of Saarbrücken.

As a younger son, he did not expect to inherit. He carried on an adventurous youth and took part in the Third Crusade in 1192. In 1208, the imperial candidate Philip of Swabia died and Waleran, his erstwhile supporter, turned to his opponent, Otto of Brunswick. In 1212, he accompanied his first cousin Henry I, Duke of Brabant, to Liège, then in a war with Guelders. Waleran's first wife, Cunigunda, a daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Lorraine, died in 1214 and in May he married Ermesinda of Luxembourg, and became count there. Ermesinda claimed Namur and so Waleran added a crown to his coat of arms to symbolise this claim.

In 1221, he inherited Limburg and added a second tail to the rampant lion on his arms. This symbolised his holding of two great fiefs. In 1223, he again tried to take Namur from the Margrave Philip II. He failed and signed a peace treaty on 13 February in Dinant. He then took part in various imperial diets and accompanied the Emperor Frederick II into Italy. Returning from there, he died in Rolduc.

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  2.   Walram III, Duc de Limbourg, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.