Raoul De LUSIGNAN 1
- Born: Abt 1164, La Marche, Poictou, France
- Married: , , Wales
- Died: 1 May 1219, Shenton, Leicestershire, England
Ancestral File Number: 8XJR-01. User ID: 18909730.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981, Micropaedia, Vol VI, p397, Lusignan: "Noble family of Poitou (a province of western France) that provided numerous crusaders and kings of Jerusalem, Cyprus, and Lesser Armenia. A branch of the family became counts of La Marche and Angouleme and played a role in precipitating the baronial revolt in England against King Henry III. The castle of Lusignan is associated with the medieval legend of Melusine.
"Hugh (Hugues) I, Lord of Lusignan, was a vassal of the counts of Poitiers in the 10th century. Earlymembers of the family participated in the crusades; but it was Hugh VIII's sons who established the family fortunes.
"Hugh VIII's eldest son and successor, Hugh IX the Brown (died 1219), held countship of La Marche. In 1200 his fiancee, Isabella of Angouleme, was taken for wife by his feudal lord, King John of England...
"Two other sons of Hugh VIII became kings of Jerusalem and Cyprus. Guy, through his marriage to Sibyl, the sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem...
"Guy's brother Amalric II (Died 1 Apr 1205) succeeded to the crown of Cyprus and became king of Jerusalem in 1197 by marrying Sybil's sister Isabella..."
Ancestral File Ver 4.11 8XJR-01 Born Abt 1185 England.
Ancestral File v4.19 8XJR-01 Born Abt 1164.
Raoul married Alice in , , Wales. (Alice was born about 1180 in , , England.)