Amaury VI of Montfort

Amaury VI de Montfort

Amaury VI de Montfort (1192-1241), comte de Leicester en 1218, connétable de France en 1230 by Hendrik Scheffer, 1835
Spouse(s) Beatrix of Viennois
Noble family House of Montfort
Father Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester
Mother Alice of Montmorency
Born 1195
County of Montfort, Kingdom of France
Died 1241
Otranto, Apulia, Kingdom of Sicily

Amaury VI de Montfort (1195–1241) was the son of the elder Simon de Montfort and Alice of Montmorency, and the brother of the younger Simon de Montfort.

Amaury (or Amalric) participated in the Albigensian Crusade under his father's command. He inherited the County of Toulouse (that his father had taken from Raymond VI of Toulouse as a reward for his role in the Crusade) when his father died, he had to give up the territory to King Louis VIII in 1224. In 1230 Amaury became Constable of France, an office previously held by his uncle Mathieu II of Montmorency. In 1239 he participated in the Barons' Crusade under Theobald I of Navarre and was taken prisoner during a failed raid led by Henry of Bar at Gaza, during which Henry was killed. Amaury was imprisoned in Cairo, was freed by Richard of Cornwall's negotiations in 1241, but soon died in Otranto that same year while on the journey home.

Amaury was married to Beatrix (1205–1248), daughter of Guigues VI of Viennois, and was the father of:


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