Counts of Comminges

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This is a list of counts of the County of Comminges.

Coat of arms of the ancient counts of Comminges: Argent, a cross patty gules.[1] · .[2]
The modified coat of arms of the counts of Comminges since the 17th century: Gules four otelles Argent addorsed in saltire..[1][3]

Counts of CommingesEdit

House of CommingesEdit

Ruler Dates Gascon line Notes
Garcia Aznar 836-846 Comminges line First known count of Comminges. Garcia descended agnatically from Aznar Sánchez of Gascony.
Aznar Garcia 846-905 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Lupus I Aznar 905-935 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Aznar II 935-946 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Arnaud I 946-957 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Roger I The Old 957-1011 Carcassonne line Sons of the predecessor, probably ruled jointly. Roger was also the founder of the County of Carcassonne.
Arnaud II 957-988 Comminges line
Odo 1011-1035 Comminges line Sons of Arnaud II, ruled jointly.
Roger II
Arnaud III 1035-1070 Comminges line Son of Roger II.
Roger III 1035-1105 Comminges line Son of Arnaud III.
Bernard I 1105-1145 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Bernard II 1145-1153 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Bernard III 1153-1176 Comminges line Brother of the predecessor, born Dodon de Samatan, later changed his name after his brother's death.
Bernard IV 1176-1225 Comminges line Son of the predecessor. Also, by marriage, Count of Bigorre.
Bernard V 1225-1241 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Bernard VI 1241-1295 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Bernard VII 1295-1312 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Bernard VIII 1312-1336 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
John I The Posthumous 1336-1339 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Peter Raymond I 1339-1341 Comminges line Brother of Bernard VIII.
Peter Raymond II 1341-1376 Comminges line Son of the predecessor.
Margaret 1376-1443 Comminges line Daughter of the predecessor. Co-ruler with her husbands, John III, Count of Armagnac, John of Armagnac (son of Geraud, Viscount of Fezensaguet) and Mathieu of Foix. At his death in 1453, Comminges was reunited to the French crown by King Charles VII of France.

House of LescunEdit

In 1462, the king of France Louis XI detached the county of Comminges from the royal domain and gave it to his friend.

House of AydieEdit

At the death of John of Lescun in 1472, the county of Comminges passed to:

  • 1472–1498 : Odet of Aydie (husband of Marie of Lescun, heiress of Lescun as daughter of Mathieu of Lescun, himself probably a cousin of John of Lescun, born c. 1425 – died 1498, constable of France, supreme commander of the French army and close advisor of Louis XI)

In 1498, at the death of Odet of Aydie, who did not have a son, king Louis XII of France definitely reunited the county of Comminges to the French crown. The descendants of Odet of Aydie's daughter continued to carry the title of count of Comminges.

House of Foix-LautrecEdit

House of La-BartheEdit

  • Paul of La Barthe, lord of Termes in Couserans, Marshal of France. count of Comminges (1552–1565).

House of Comminges-GuitautEdit

House of Comminges-LastronqueEdit

House of Comminges-Saint-LaryEdit

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