Simon III, Count of Saarbrücken


Simon III, Count of Saarbrücken

Simon III of Sarrebrück (Saarbrücken-Leiningen) (c.1180-1243) [ [http://a.decarne.free.fr/gencar/dat250.htm#36] , [http://www.ompda.com/arbre-id24066.html] .] was a participant in the Fifth Crusade. He acted there as leader in operations in front of Damietta in 1218. [Steven Runciman, "A History of the Crusades" III, p.151, where he is called Simon II.]

Family

He married Gertrude of Dagsburg as her third husband; she died 1225. He then married Lauretta of Upper Lorraine (1195-?), [ [http://www.ompda.com/fiche-id24067.html Fiche : Laurette de Haute Lorraine ] ] daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Lorraine [ [http://a.decarne.free.fr/gencar/dat250.htm#35 Généalogie Famille de Carné ] ] with whom he had two daughters, Laure who succeeded Simon [ [http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/Womeninpower1200.htm Women in power 1200-1300 ] ] and married Geoffroi II of Aspremont, [ [http://www.fabpedigree.com/s090/f603171.htm Pedigree: Geoffroi II (Sire) d' ASPREMONT ] ] and later Dietrich I Luf of Cleves [ [http://worldroots.com/brigitte/theroff/leiningn.txt] ; a son of Dietrich V of Cleves [http://worldroots.com/brigitte/theroff/bela.htm] , [http://www.genealogie-mittelalter.de/kleve_grafen_von/dietrich_luf_1_graf_von_saarbruecken_+_1277.html] .] and Mathilde who married Simon III of Commercy [ [http://genealogy.munthe.net/database/g0003045.html I20086: COMMERCY, Simon III (Bef 1249 - ____) ] ] (and further children [ [http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/LOTHARINGIAN%20(UPPER)%20NOBILITY.htm Nobility of Upper Lotharingia ] ] ).

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