Hugh IX "le Brun" de Lusignan Count of La Marche 1 2
- Born: 1163 or 1168
- Marriage (1): Agatha de Preuilly
- Marriage (2): Mahaut de Angoulême after 1194
- Died: 5 Nov 1219, Damietta, Egypt at age 56
Other names for Hugh were Hugh IV de Lusignan Count of La Marche and Hugues IX de Lusignan.
Seigneur de Lusignan 1172, Seigneur de Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher 1190/1200 and Count of la Marche by marriage 1203. On Crusades from 1190. Died on Fifth crusade.
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From Wikipedia - Hugh IX of Lusignan :
Hugh IX the Brown of Lusignan or Hugh IV of La Marche or Hugues IX & IV le Brun de Lusignan (1163 or 1168 - 5 November 1219 ) was the grandson of Hugh VIII . His father, Hugues de Lusignan, b. c. 1141 , Co-Seigneur de Lusignan in 1164 , married Orengarde N before 1162 or about 1167 and died in 1169 leaving a six or one-year-old son. Hugh IX became Seigneur de Lusignan in 1172 , Seigneur de Couhe et de Chateau-Larcher 1190 /1200 , and Count of La Marche by marriage in 1203 and died on the Fifth Crusade at Damietta on 5 November 1219 .
Hugh IX is mentioned under the pseudonym Maracdes ("Emerald") in two poems by the troubadour Gaucelm Faidit , according to the Occitan razós to these poems.
Marriage and issue
His first wife was Agathe de Preuilly, daughter of Peter (Pierre) II de Preuilly and Aenor de Mauleon. Their marriage was annulled in 1189 . According to the below reference, Agathe was the mother of:
Hugues X de Lusignan
His second wife, married c. 1189, was Mahaut or Mathilde Taillifer (Mahaut or Mathilde d'Angoulême) (1181 - 1233 ), daughter of Wulgrin or Vulgrin III Taillifer, Count of Angouleme and Count of La Marche (brother of Aymer/Adhemar Taillifer). According to this reference's chronology, Mahaut or Mathilde (which seems more likely since she was the actual Countess of La Marche and so was Hugh X) was the mother of:
Hugues X de Lusignan
Agathe d'Angoulême-Lusignan, married c. 1220 Geoffroi V Seigneur de Pons
Died on Fifth Crusade
Noted events in his life were:
• Count of La Marche, 1203-1219.
Hugh married Agatha de Preuilly, daughter of Pierre II de Preuilly and Aenor de Mauleon. (Agatha de Preuilly died before 1194.)
Hugh next married Mahaut de Angoulême, daughter of Wulgrin III Count of Angoulême and Unknown, after 1194. (Mahaut de Angoulême was born in <Angoulême, Angoumois (Charente, France)> and died after 1233.)