|Philippe I DE MONTFORT Seigneur de Montfort-L' Amaury et de Fert Aleps
Philippe I DE MONTFORT Seigneur de Montfort-L' Amaury et de Fert Aleps
- Married (1): Bef 1228
- Married (2): After 6 Jul 1240
- Died: 12 Mar 1270, Tyre
The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "Phelippe de Monfort et II filles Prunelle et Florence" as children of "Gui de Monfort" and his wife "Heloys". "Brienni uxoris mee et Filippi filii mei et ceterorum liberorum meorum" consented to the donation by "Guido de Monteforti" to Port-Royal by charter dated Jul 1224.
He succeeded his father in 1228 as Seigneur de Castres-en-Albigeois et de La Ferté-Alais. Seigneur de Brétencourt 1230. He arrived in Palestine in 1239. After Tyre was captured in 1243 from the Filangieri brothers, Raoul de Soissons co-regent of Jerusalem demanded the city for the kingdom of Jerusalem, but with support from the Ibelin family it was given as a fief to Philippe de Montfort who thereby became Lord of Tyre. Henri I King of Cyprus, in his capacity of regent of Jerusalem, confirmed Philippe's possession of Tyre in 1246. He was pretender to the throne of Armenia in 1248, by right of his second wife. After Hugues III King of Cyprus succeeded as king of Jerusalem in 1268, he attempted to heal the rifts between the families of the Frankish knights and in particular proposed the marriage of his own sister to Philippe de Montfort's son.
He was murdered while he and his older son were praying in a chapel by one of the Assassins of Syria on the orders of Sultan Baibars.
Philippe married Eléonore DE COURTENAY, daughter of Pierre II DE COURTENAY Emperor of Constantinople, Comte de Courtenay and Yolande DE FLANDRE Empress of Constantinople, before 1228. (Eléonore DE COURTENAY was born about 1208, died before 1230 and was buried in Abbaye Saint-Antoine des Champs, Paris, Île-de-France, France.)
Philippe also married Marie D' ANTIOCH, daughter of Raymond Rupen, Prince of Antioch and Héloise of Cyprus, after 6 Jul 1240. (Marie D' ANTIOCH was born in 1215.)
Papal dispensation dated 6 Jul 1240.