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Louis II DE MOUSSON, Comte de Montbéliard..
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Louis II DE MOUSSON, Comte de Montbéliard.. 1

  • Born: Between 1015 and 1019, Mousson, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Married: 1038
  • Died: 29 Aug 1071-1076, Montbeliard, Doubs, Franche-Comet, France

  General Notes:

Compiler's 25/27/28/29 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

A charter dated 1019, which records an agreement between Berthold Bishop of Toul and "Olricus miles", is subscribed by "Riquini comitis, Ludovicus comitis patris eius, item Ludovici filii eius, Theodorici fratris eius". 2

Comte de Mousson. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comiti Montionis Ludovico" when recording his marriage. The Herimanni Augiensis Chronicon records that "Ludowicus comes" expelled "Reginoldum principem, reginæ Agnetis avunculum, sed Heinrico regi inimicum" (Renaud Comte Palatin de Bourgogne) from "castellum…Mons Piligardæ" (Montbéliard/Mömpelgard). He had possessions in the south of Alsace and around Hagenau, covering the southern part of the county of Sundgau as far as Basel and including Héricourt, Belfort, Altkirch and Ferrette, as well as the château de Montbéliard temporarily. "Gerardi Ducis, Othonis Marchionis, Ludovici Comitis de Montione, Renaldi Comitis Tullensis, Hamonis de Brixeio, Milonis filii Rodulphi de Gondricurte" witnessed the bull of Pope Leo IX dated 1051 which confirms the church of Saint-Diey. He was in dispute with Gérard d'Alsace Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1057 and 1063 over the inheritance of Pope Leo IX. "Heinricus…rex" founded a market at "in villa Villach…in comitatu Francisci Ludewici comitis" by charter dated 8 Feb 1060. "Heinricus…rex" granted property "in pagis Cletgowe et Hegowe in comitatibus Gerungi et Lodawici comitis" to "comiti Eberhardo" by charter dated 1067. "Heinricus…rex" donated property "in villa Chambo in pago Einriche in comitatu Lodowici comitis" to St Suitbertsstift at Kaiserswerth by charter dated 1067. He appears to have challenged the succession of Thierry Duke of Lorraine in 1070, claiming the title himself.

Comte Louis is last recorded 29 Aug 1071 in a declaration of his son Frederic, but died before 1076 when his widow invested Sigefroi as abbot of Saint-Mihiel. 3

  Marriage Information:

Louis married Sophie DE HAUTE-LORRAINE, daughter of Duc Frédéric II DE HAUTE-LORRAINE and Mathilde VON SCHWABEN, in 1038. (Sophie DE HAUTE-LORRAINE was born about 1018 in Lorraine, France and died on 21 Jan 1093.)


1 Comtes de Bar, Lorraine, Bar (et Barrois), Etienne Pattou, 2005, 2007, p. 2.

2 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands: Louis [II].

3 Ibid.: Louis.

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