Guichard IV (Beaujeu)
Guichard directly followed his grandfather Humbert III around 1192 . in the reign of Beaujeu, at least the earliest document signed by him dates from this year. He inherited Montpensier from his mother at an unknown date.
He was married to Sibylla († January 9, 1217), a daughter of Count Balduin VIII./V. of Flanders-Hainaut and sister of Queen Isabella, who died in 1190 . Through this connection, Guichard gained immediate access to the court of Paris and the royal family. In 1209 he took part in the Albigensian Crusade . In 1216 Guichard accompanied his nephew, Crown Prince Ludwig the Lion , on his conquest of England. He died fighting the supporters of Johann Ohneland during the siege of Dover .
Several children emerged from his marriage to Sibylla von Hennegau, all of which are named in his will:
- Humbert V (1189-25 July 1250), Lord of Beaujeu, Connétable of France
- Guichard II († before 1256), Lord of Montpensier
- Heinrich († before 1264), Lord of Bugey
- Agnes († July 11, 1231), ∞ Theobald IV./I. , Count of Champagne and King of Navarre
- Margarete, ∞ Heinrich von Mâcon
- Philippa, nun in Fontevrault
- Sibylla, ∞ Rainald IV of Bâgé
- Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny , ed. by Auguste Bernard and Alexandre Bruel (1894), Volume 5, No. 4361, pp. 720-721
- Recueil des chartes de l'abbaye de Cluny , ed. by Auguste Bernard and Alexandre Bruel (1903), Volume 6, No. 4503, pp. 57-58
- His second and last testament is dated September 18, 1216, Dover; see MC Guigue: Testaments de Guichard III et d'Humbert IV de Beaujeu , in: Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Chartes 3 (1857).
Lord of Beaujeu 1192–1216
(de iure uxoris)
Lord of Montpensier
1190 / 1202–1216
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Lord of Beaujeu and Montpensier|
|DATE OF BIRTH||12th Century|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 1216|
|Place of death||before Dover|