|Birth: ||May 23, 1208|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1265|
Simon was the son of Simon IV de Montfort and Alix de Montmorency. He was the 6th Earl of Leicester, 1st Earl of Chester.
He led the barons' rebellion against King Henry III of England during the Second Barons' War of 1263-4, and subsequently became de facto ruler of England.
After a rule of just over a year, Simon was killed by forces loyal to the king in the Battle of Evesham.
In January 1238, he married Eleanor of England, daughter of King John and Isabella of Angoulême and sister of King Henry III. While this marriage took place with the king's approval, the act itself was performed secretly and without consulting the great barons.
Eleanor had previously been married to William Marshal, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and she had sworn a vow of perpetual chastity upon his death, which she broke when she married Simon.
Simon and Eleanor had seven children, many of whom were notable in their own right:
Henry de Montfort (November 1238–1265)
Simon the Younger de Montfort (April 1240–1271)
Amaury de Montfort, Canon of York (1242/1243-1300)
Guy de Montfort, Count of Nola (1244–1288). Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV of England, was one of Guy's descendants through his daughter, Anastasia de Montfort, Countess of Nola.
Joanna de Montfort (born and died in Bordeaux between 1248 and 1251).
Richard de Montfort (d.1266). Date of death is not certain.
Eleanor de Montfort (1252–1282). She married Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales, honouring an agreement that had been made between Earl Simon and Llywelyn.
Simon de Montfort died on 4 August 1265 at the battle of Evesham, and was buried at the nearby Evesham Abbey.
Simon 5th Earl of Leicester de Montfort (1175 - 1218)
Alix de Montmorency (____ - 1221)
Eleanor Plantagenet (1215 - 1275)*
Guy de Montfort (1244 - 1288)*
Eleanor de Montfort (1252 - 1282)*
Amaury VI de Montfort (1195 - 1241)*
Simon V de Montfort (1208 - 1265)
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Record added: Jun 19, 2012
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Husband of 23rd great-aunt, Eleanor Plantagenet.|
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In honor of my 24th Great Grandfather|
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