Aimar V Boso
) was the Viscount of Limoges
, a petty nobleman in the Loire valley
in the Duchy of Aquitaine
Born in Limoges
, Aimar was orphaned at a young age and raised by his relatives among the southern French aristocracy. He ruled from 1148 - 1199.
Aimar is most famously known for being a fulcrum of insurrection against King Richard I of England
, who was also the Duke of Aquitaine
in right of his mother Eleanor of Aquitaine
(Richard's full title being "Richard I, By the Grace of God, King of the English, Duke of the Normans and Aquitanians, Count of the Angevins"). Aimar, like many of the fractious Aquitanian nobles, participated in sporadic rebellion against ducal authority throughout his adult life, often co-operating with Duke Richard's brothers, the Count of Angoulême
and the house of Lusignan
, though he was generally brought to heel.
It was while suppressing one of Aimar's revolts that King Richard was to meet his end. The Duke was besieging the Château de Chalus-Chabrol
, a small and scantly garrisoned castle in Limousin
, France under the control of Aimar, when he was shot by a crossbow
, possibly fired by a certain......