William Marshal 1st /4th Earl of Pembroke  24
- Born: 1146
- Marriage: Isabel de Clare Countess Strigoil  in Aug 1189 in London, Greater London, England
- Died: 14 May 1219, Caversham at age 73
- Buried: Temple Church, London
Another name for William was William the Marshal (Guillaume le Maréchal).
and The Marshal of England. Pembroke, Netherwent, Leinster, Orbec, Bienfai te,
half Giffard. The Complete Peerage vol.X,pp.358-364.
See his Biography
He has been described as the "greatest knight that ever lived" (Stephen Langton <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Langton>). He served five kings \emdash Henry the Young King , Henry II , Richard the Lionheart , John and Henry III \emdash and rose from obscurity to become one of the most powerful men in Europe. Before him, the hereditary title of "Lord Marshal " designated a sort of head of household security for the king of England; by the time he died, people throughout Europe (not just England) referred to him simply as "the Marshal".
Noted events in his life were:
• Acceded, 1189.
William married Isabel de Clare Countess Strigoil  [MRIN: 1474], daughter of Richard Strongbow Fitzgilbert de Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke  and Aoife (Red) Eva (Irish: Aoife Rua) of Leinster MacMurrough Countess Ireland , in Aug 1189 in London, Greater London, England. (Isabel de Clare Countess Strigoil  was born about 1174 and died in 1220.)