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  • ID: I03556
  • Name: Richard PLANTAGENET , 1st Earl of Cornwall, HRE 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 02nd\1st Earl of /Cornwall/, Richard Plantagenet
  • Birth: 5 JAN 1208/09 in Winchester Castle, Hampshire, England 2
  • Death: 2 APR 1272 in Berkhampstead Castle, Hertfordshire, England 2
  • Event: Ruled 1257-1272 (Holy Roman Emperor-symbolic only)
  • Burial: 13 APR 1272 Hailes Abbey, Gloucestershire, England
  • Note:
    Richard was very wealthy and used it to be elected Holy Roman Emperor. His reign was not of any substance-pretty much symbolic. Late in life he gave up hope of ever actually ruling.


    Richard, Count of Poitou by 18 Aug 1225 (renounced c Dec 1243), 1st Earl of Cornwall, so styled from 21 Aug 1227 and King of the Romans (ie. heir presumptive to the Holy Roman Empire), so elected at Frankfurt 13 Jan 1256/7 and crowned at Aachen 17 May 1257 but soon ejected and returned to England, three of the Electors apparently having thrown him over because his monetary inducements to them were too small, PC (1253); Constable of Wallingford Castle 1216; knighted Feb 1224/5 and granted by his brother Henry III 13 Feb 1224/5 the County of Cornwall during the King's pleasure, following which he was presumably invested as Earl of that county; Lt of Guienne 1226-7; Ambassador to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II 1237 and Popes Innocent IV and Alexander IV 1250 and 1259 respectively; went on Crusade 1240-41; Co- or sole Regent during his brother Henry III's campaigns in Gascony 1253-54, fought with his brother Henry III against Simon de Montfort's barons at Battle of Lewes 1264, where he was captured; married 1st 30 March 1230/1 Isabel, 3rd daughter of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke and widow of Gilbert de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford and 2nd Earl of Gloucester, and had three sons (all died young or sp); married 2nd 22 Nov 1243 Sancha, sister of his brother Henry III's wife Eleanor and 3rd daughter and coheir of Raymond Berengar V, Count of Provence, and by her had two or three sons (also died young or sp, including the 2nd and last Earl of Cornwall); married 3rd 16 June 1269 Beatrice, 2nd daughter of Walram de Fauquemont (or Valkenberg, near Mastricht), Seigneur de Montjoie and brother of Engelbert Archbishop of Cologne, and died 2 April 1272, leaving by Jeanne de Valletort, an illegitimate son. [Burke's Peerage]

    Father: John I "Lackland" Plantagenet King of ENGLAND b: 24 DEC 1166 in Kings Manor House, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
    Mother: Isabella Taillefer de ANGOULEME b: 1188 in Angouleme, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France

    Marriage 1 Isabel MARSHAL b: 9 OCT 1200 in Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales
    • Married: 30 MAR 1231 in 2nd husband 1st wife 1 3

    Marriage 2 Joan b: ABT 1225
    • Married: BEF 1240 in No Marriage 4
    1. Has Children Lawrence de CORNWALL b: ABT 1244 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England
    2. Has Children Walter de CORNWALL , of Branell, Sir b: ABT 1250 in Court Manor in Branell, St Austell, Cornwall, England
    3. Has Children Richard de CORNWALL , Lord of Thunnock, Sir b: ABT 1252 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England
    4. Has Children Joan de OKESTON , Heiress of Modbury b: ABT 1258 in Modbury, Kingsbridge, Devon, England

    Marriage 3 Sancha Berenger of PROVENCE b: ABT 1225 in Aix en Provence, Provence, France
    • Married: 22 NOV 1243 in Westminster Abbey, Middlesex, England 2
    1. Has No Children Edmund PLANTAGENET , 2nd Earl of Cornwall b: 5 DEC 1250 in Berkhampstead Castle, Hertfordshire, England

    Marriage 4 Beatrice de VALKENBERG b: ABT 1210 in Valkenberg near Maastricht, Holland
    • Married: 16 JUN 1269 in 3rd wife 2

    1. Title: Magna Charta Sureties 1215, Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr, 5th Edition, 1999
      Page: 153-5
    2. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1231
    3. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: V:694-6
    4. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 258-27
      Text: no date, mistress
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