Hugh V, Coont o Maine

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Hugh V
Coont o Maine
Hugh, Count of Maine.jpg
PredecessorAlberto Azzo
SuccessorElias I, Coont o Maine
Bornc. 1050/1055
Dee'dc. 1131 (aged c. 77)

Hugh V wis the Coont o Maine atween 1069 an 1072.

He wis the son o Alberto Azzo II, margrave o Milan, an Gersendis, a sister o Hugh IV o Maine.[1] In 1070, the fowk o Le Mans an some o the Manceaux barons revoltit agin Norman control.[2] Efter makin the soothren mairch o Normandy siccar an herryin oot the Normans, Hugh wis inveetit tae become the neist Coont o Maine. Houaniver, he shawed hissel tae be a puir ruler an the fowk began tae detest him. Oderic Vitalis said o him, "he was, indeed, an imbecile, a coward, and an idler, and totally unfit to hold the reins of government in so high a station."[3] Efter a short while haudin the coortship, his cousin Elias bocht the coonty frae Hugh.[4]

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In 1077 Hugh mairret Gersent, mistress o Geoffroy de Mayenne[1]. She wis a dochtor o Robert Guiscard. Efter findin that he cudnae manage her, he abandoned her, wis excommunicatit bi Pape Urban II, an dee'd wioot sirin bairns.[3]

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  1. a b Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 692
  2. Ordericus Vitalis, The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy,Trans. Thomas Forester, Volume II (Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854), pp. 481-2
  3. a b Ordericus Vitalis, The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy,Trans. Thomas Forester, Volume II (Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854), p 482
  4. Ordericus Vitalis, The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy,Trans. Thomas Forester, Volume II (Henry G. Bohn, London, 1854), p 483