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was the Count of Maine and titular count from 1069 until 1131. He was the son of Azzo d'Este
Alberto Azzo II , Margrave of Milan, and Liguria, Count of Gavello and Padua, Rovigo, Lunigiana, Monselice, and Montagnana, aka, Albertezzo II, was a powerful nobleman in the Holy Roman Empire...
and Gersendis (a sister of Count Hugh IV
Hugh IV was Count of Maine from 1036 to 1051. He was son of Herbert I of Maine, one of the Hugonides.He was a minor on the death of his father . Herbert Baco, his great-uncle and a supporter of the Angevins, acted as regent....
In 1069, the citizens of Le Mans
Le Mans is a city in France, located on the Sarthe River. Traditionally the capital of the province of Maine, it is now the capital of the Sarthe department and the seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Le Mans. Le Mans is a part of the Pays de la Loire region.Its inhabitants are called Manceaux...
and some of the Manceaux barons revolted against Norman control. After securing the southern border of Normandy and expelling the Normans, they proclaimed young Hugh V to be Count of Maine.
Under Norman rule, Hugh V was count from 1069 to 1072, titular count from 1072 to 1090, count from 1090 to 1093, and finally titular count from 1093 to 1131.