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Thibaut V de Blois, Count of Blois

Thibaut V de Blois, Count of Blois[1, 2]

Male 1130 - 1191  (61 years)

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  • Name Thibaut V de Blois  [3
    Crusaders
    Crusaders
    First (10951099); Second (11471149); Third or the Kings' Crusade (11891192); Forth (12021204); Fifth (12131221); Sixth (1228); Barons' (1239); Seventh (1248-1254); Eighth (1270); and Ninth (1271-1272).
    House of Blois
    House of Blois
    Suffix Count of Blois 
    Nickname Theobald 
    Born 1130 
    Gender Male 
    Military Aug 1190  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siege of Acre 
    Siege of Acre
    Siege of Acre
    The seige of Acre (August 28, 1189 to July 12, 1191) was the focal point of the Third Crusade. After his release by Saladin, King Guy of Jerusalem led an expedition from Tyre, stationing his meager force on the high ground of Mount Torn just outside the port city of Acre. From this small beginning Guy's numbers began to swell as the western contingents sailed in. Saladin squandered an opportunity to break the cordon on 4 Oct 1189 after a Latin advance lost formation to loot the Abuyyid camp. News of Barbarossa imminent approach then resulted in a cautious division of Abuyyid forces to meet the northern threat. With the arrival of Richard and Philip Augustus in the summer of 1191, the balance swung decisively in the favor the Latins. The city was surrendered, 12 Jul 1191. It would remain in Christian hands until overrun by the Mamluks, 18 May 1291.
    Died 20 Jan 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Disease or starvation. "The resultant mortality [of that winter] was on a scale not seen since the First Crusader's siege of Antioch." [4]
    Buried Cathedral-Abbey of the Assumption, Pontigny, Yonne, Burgundy, France. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Potigny Abbey
    Potigny Abbey
    Person ID I10947  Dickinson
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Father Thibaut IV de Blois, Count of Blois, Chartres, Champagne and Brie,   b. Abt 1090, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1152  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mathilde von Sponheim,   d. 13 Dec 1160 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3049  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alix de France, Countess of Blois,   b. 1150, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 1197, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 1164  [7
    Children 
     1. Thibaut de Blois,   d. bef. 1190  [Birth]
    +2. Marguerite de Blois, Ctss de Blois,   d. 12 Jul 1230  [Birth]
    +3. Louis de Blois, Comte de Blois,   b. ca. 1171,   d. 15 Apr 1205, Edirne, Edirne, Marmara, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Birth]
     4. Henri de Blois,   d. ca. 1190  [Birth]
     5. Isabelle de Blois, Dame d'Amboise, de Montmirail ,   d. 25 Nov 1248  [Birth]
     6. Philippe de Blois,   b. aft. 1183,   d. May 1202  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Birth]
     7. Adelaide de Blois,   b. aft. 1183,   d. ca. 1202  (Age ~ 18 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Siege of Acre - Aug 1190 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1191 - Acre, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cathedral-Abbey of the Assumption, Pontigny, Yonne, Burgundy, France. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), " THIBAUT de Blois, son of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] ([1130]-Acre 1191, bur Abbaye de Pontigny)" at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#ThibautVdied1191B.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Theobald V, Count of Blois" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobald_V,_Count_of_Blois.
      "Theobald V of Blois (1130 - 20 January 1191), also known as Theobald the Good (French: Thibaut le Bon), was Count of Blois from 1151 to 1191. He was son of Theobald II of Champagne and Matilda of Carinthia. Although he was the second son, Theobald inherited Blois (including Chartres), while his elder brother, Henry got the more important county of Champagne."

    3. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#ThibautVdied1191B.

    4. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 420, quoting 424.

    5. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 420.

    6. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 61.

    7. [S336465] Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life, Alison Weir, (New York: Ballantine iBook, 2008), 271.