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William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon

1140 - 1177

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William of Montferrat (early 1140s – 1177), also called William Longsword (modern Italian Guglielmo Lungaspada; original Occitan Guilhem Longa-Espia), was the Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, the eldest son of William V, Marquess of Montferrat and Judith of Babenberg. He was the older brother of Conrad, Boniface, Azalaïs, and Renier, and a cousin of both Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor and Louis VII of France. The earliest surviving mention of William's epithet, Longsword, said to refer to his military abilities, and differentiating him from his father, known as "William the Elder", is in the song En abril, quan vei verdeyar, composed in late 1176-early 1177 by the troubadour Peire Bremon lo Tort: Chanzos, tu.t n'iras outra mar, e, per Deu, vai a midons dir qu'en gran dolor et en cossir me fai la nuoit e.l jorn estar. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon has received more than 101,925 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon is the 6,576th most popular politician (down from 6,423rd in 2019).

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Among politicians, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon ranks 6,576 out of 15,577Before him are Sergey Naryshkin, Theodora of Trebizond, Emperor Kōgon, Quintus Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus, Sindae of Goguryeo, and Prince Georg of Bavaria. After him are Gaius Claudius Nero, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Oliver Winchester, Sooronbay Jeenbekov, and Jean Castex.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1140, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon ranks 10Before him are Adela of Champagne, Hoelun, Bertran de Born, Sophia of Minsk, Bernhard, Count of Anhalt, and Peire Vidal. After him are Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, Michael Choniates, Xin Qiji, Walter Map, and Theodore Balsamon. Among people deceased in 1177, William of Montferrat, Count of Jaffa and Ascalon ranks 2Before him is Henry II, Duke of Austria. After him is Helmold.

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