Simon V (Montfort) de Montfort

Simon (Montfort) de Montfort (abt. 1170 - 1218)

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Simon (Simon V) "the Crusader, Le Croisé" de Montfort formerly Montfort aka seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury, comte de Leicester, vicomte d'Albi, de Béziers et de Carcassonne, comte de Toulous
Born about in Montfort-l'Amaury Castle, Ile-de-Francemap
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Husband of — married about [location unknown]
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Died in Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Apr 2012
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Categories: Fourth Crusade | House of Montfort-l'Amaury.

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"Simon de Montfort, b. 1165?--d. June 25, 1218, Toulouse, Fr., French leader of the Albigensian Crusade declared by Pope Innocent III against the Cathari, an unorthodox religious group in southern France.

"In 1190 Montfort married Alice de Montmorency (died 1221). During the Fourth Crusade (1202-04) he participated in the siege of Zara and later fought in Syria. Beginning in 1209 he led the fight against the Cathari (better known as Albigenses after the town of Albi) in a crusade that quickly became a war of conquest by the northern French against the nobility of the south. Having conquered Béziers and Carcassonne, he was chosen to govern those lands. When most of the crusaders departed after the 40-day term they had promised to serve, he was left with large territories still to conquer. After he had won the important Battle of Muret in 1213, the lands of Raymond VI, count of Toulouse, were adjudged to Montfort by the fourth Lateran Council (1215) because of Raymond's failure to root out heretics. He now styled himself count of Toulouse, viscount of Béziers and Carcassonne, and duke of Narbonne, but Raymond did not accept defeat. He occupied Toulouse in September 1217. Montfort was killed while besieging the city. His son Amaury (died 1241) soon abandoned the crusade and ceded the Montfort lands in southern France to King Louis VIII." [Encyclopædia Britannica CD '97]


Husband: Simon 'the Crusader' de MONTFORT
Wife: Alice de MONTMORENCY
Child: Amaur VI UNKNOWN
Child: Guy de MONTFORT
Child: Simon de MONTFORT
Child: Amicie de MONTFORT
Date: 1190[1]
Husband: Simon de MONTFORT
Wife: Amicia Harcourt
Child: Almarie de MONTFORT
Child: Simon 'the Crusader' de MONTFORT
Child: Guy de MONTFORT
Child: Pernel de MONTFORT
Date: ABT 1169
Place: Of, LEI, England[2]


  • Source: S2 Title: Pedigree Resource File CD 49 Abbreviation: Pedigree Resource File CD 49 Publication: (Salt Lake City, UT: Intellectual Reserve, Inc., 2002)
  • Source: S2079 Title: Type: Ancestral File Number Abbreviation: Type: Ancestral File Number
  • Source: S3 Title: Ancestral File (TM) Abbreviation: Ancestral File (TM) Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SAINTS Publication: June 1998 (c), data as of 5 JAN 1998 Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Unknown
  • Source: S4 Title: hofundssonAnces.ged Abbreviation: hofundssonAnces.ged Repository: #R1
  1. Source: #S4
  2. Source: #S4


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On 8 May 2016 at 21:53 GMT Ross Ashley wrote:

I'm thinking Helen Ford is correct about the historical location of the city of Toulouse ... it was not, at that time, in the Kingdom of France.

Unfortunately I am not certified for this early date either.

On 2 May 2016 at 13:20 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Contrast with Montfort-35

On 2 May 2016 at 13:20 GMT Andrew Lancaster wrote:

Am thinking this is not the Simon who was count of Leicester, who is possibly the one in the illustrations?

On 13 Mar 2016 at 18:19 GMT Helen (Coleman) Ford wrote:

Was just looking at this profile and realised that the place of death is given as a modern location.

Haute Garonne didn't exist in 1218 nor was Toulouse part of the Kingdom of France until 1229. It was part of the Comté de Toulouse ie the County of Toulouse. Can't alter it as not pre1500 certified

Edit: Just to complicate things, the name locally wouldn't have been in French either. It would have been in Occitan though Simon de Montfort would spoken French as he came from France. Toulouse in Occitan is Tolosa ( they have bilingual road signs now). Using this dictionary which has the names of a couple of other counties, I think that County of Toulouse would be Comtat de Tolosa ( begs the question on how accurate it is necessary to be)

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