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Waleran III of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny, Count of Saint Pol[1]

Male 1355 - 1415  (60 years)


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  • Name Waleran III of Luxembourg  
    Suffix Count of Ligny, Count of Saint Pol 
    Born 1355 
    Gender Male 
    Acceded 1371 
    Count of Saint Pol 
    • He succeeded his father in 1371, after his death at the Battle of Baesweiler . Waleran was captured at the same battle, but released through the intercession of Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor.

      Count of Saint Pol 1371\endash 1415
    Captured 1374 
    sent to Windsor as a prisoner 
    • In 1374, he was captured by the English before Ardres and sent to Windsor as a prisoner. The English attempted to exchange him for Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch , but without success. In 1380, while a captive, he married Maud Holland (d. 1392), daughter of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent and stepdaughter of Edward, the Black Prince . This allowed him to negotiate down his ransom, and he was released soon afterwards.
    Died 25 Oct 1415  Agincourt Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Person ID I48996  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2013 

    Father Guy I of Luxembourg, Count of Ligny, Count of Saint-Pol,   b. 1340,   d. 23 Aug 1371  (Age 31 years) 
    Mother Mahaut (Maud) of Châtillon Chatillon, Countess of Saint-Pol,   b. 1335,   d. 1378  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 1354 
    Family ID F13703  Group Sheet

    Family Matilda Holland,   b. Abt 1359,   d. 1391  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 1380 
    • In 1374, he was captured by the English before Ardres and sent to Windsor as a prisoner. The English attempted to exchange him for Jean III de Grailly, captal de Buch , but without success. In 1380, while a captive, he married Maud Holland (d. 1392), daughter of Thomas Holland, 1st Earl of Kent and Joan of Kent and stepdaughter of Edward, the Black Prince . This allowed him to negotiate down his ransom, and he was released soon afterwards.
    Children 
     1. Joan (Jeanne) of St. Pol,   d. 1406
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F13701  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1728] Wikipedia-The Free Encyclopedia, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page the free encyclopedia).