Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Philip of Montfort, (d. March 17, 1270, Tyre) was Lord of La FertÃ©-Alais and Castres-en-Albigeois 1228â€“1270, Lord of Tyre 1246â€“1270, and Lord of Toron aft. 1240â€“1270. He was the son of Guy of Montfort and Helvis of Ibelin (daughter of Balian of Ibelin). At his father''s death at the siege of Vareilles in the Albigensian Crusade in 1228, he succeeded to his French seigneuries. His first wife was Eleonore de Courtenay (d. bef. 1230), daughter of Peter II of Courtenay. Philip joined the party of his uncle, John of Ibelin, against the representatives of Frederick II. In 1244, he was created Constable of Jerusalem, but was subordinate to Walter IV of Brienne at the Battle of La Forbie. Philip was one of the few Christian knights to escape the disaster there. In 1246, Henry I of Cyprus, then Regent of Jerusalem, created him Lord of Tyre as a reward for his services to the baronial party.