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Hugh XI de Lusignan, Hugh VI of La Marche or Hugh II of Angoulême or Hugues XI & VI & II de Lusignan (1221 – 6 April 1250). He succeeded his mother Isabelle of Angoulême, former queen of England, as Count of Angoulême in 1246. He likewise succeeded his father Hugh X
Hugh X of Lusignan
Hugh X de Lusignan, Hugh V of La Marche or Hugh I of Angoulême or Hugues X & V & I de Lusignan succeeded his father Hugh IX as Seigneur de Lusignan and Count of La Marche in November, 1219 and was Count of Angoulême by marriage.Hugh X de Lusignan was betrothed to marry 12 year-old Isabel of...

 as Count of La Marche in 1249. Hugh XI de Lusignan was uterine half-brother of Henry III of England
Henry III of England
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Hugh XI married in January 1236 Yolande of Brittany (1218 – 10 October 1272, buried at Villeneuve-lez-Nantes), daughter of Pierre de Braine (nicknamed Mauclerc), Knt., Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond, by his 1st wife, Alix, daughter of Guy de Thouars. Yolande's maritagium included the comté of Penthièvre and the seigneuries of Fère en Tardenois, Chilli, and Longjumeau. They had seven children.


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    . Married Jeanne de Fougères
    Jeanne de Fougères
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  • Guy de Lusignan (died 1288/89)
  • Geoffrey de Lusignan (died 1264)
  • Alice (or Alix) de Lusignan ( after October 1236- May 1290). Married Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester
  • Mary (or Marie) de Lusignan (1242-after 11 July 1266). Married Robert de Ferrers, 6th Earl of Derby
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  • Isabelle de Lusignan, lady of Belleville (1248–1304). Married Maurice de Belleville
  • Yolande de Lusignan (died 10 November 1305). Married Pierre I, seigneur of Préaux


In 1249 he agreed to serve Alphonse, Count of Poitiers, for a year on crusade. Hugh XI was killed 6 April 1250 in battle in Faruskur, Egypt
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. He was on Crusade with King Louis IX
Louis IX of France
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. His son Hugh XII succeeded him as Count of La Marche and Angoulême
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