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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Thierry I de Lorraine, Count of Flanders[1, 2]

Male Abt 1100 - 1168  (~ 68 years)


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  • Name Thierry I de Lorraine 
    Crusaders
    Crusaders
    First (1095–1099); Second (1147–1149); Third or the Kings' Crusade (1189–1192); Forth (1202–1204); Fifth (1213–1221); Sixth (1228); Barons' (1239); Seventh (1248-1254); Eighth (1270); and Ninth (1271-1272).
    Suffix Count of Flanders 
    Born Abt 1100 
    Gender Male 
    Military 24 Jul 1148  Damascus, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Siege of Damascus  
    Second Crusade (1147 - 1149 AD)
    Second Crusade (1147 - 1149 AD)
    The Second Crusade was a recruiting coup but little else: Kings now commanded the Latin armies. The objective, however, was gauzy. The Greeks, who had invited the First Crusade to secure the eastern borders of Byzantium, were wary of a second wave of large European armies. Manuel I hurried, first Konrad and then Louis, across the Bosporus into Anatolia. The German contingent soon turned for home, victims of the inhospitable climate and bellicose inhabitants. The French fared little better. Leaving Konrad in Ephesus, Louis was harassed all the way to Adalia where his reduced force sailed for Antioch. Once in the Holy Land, Louis quarreled with the Prince of Antioch, who rightly considered Aleppo as the pressing strategic objective. Louis joined Konrad in Acre and they set their sights on Damascus. The city was subjected to a short-lived siege but quarreling (Thierry, Count of Flanders, was pushed as a candidate to rule of the city) and thirst (the army had shifted its position away from the Barada river) caused interest to wane. When Nur al-Din threatened to take the field, the crusaders decamped for home.
    Military Oct 1157  Shayzar, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Seige of Shayzar 
    • The seige of the Muslim stronghold was broken by the quarelling of the competing Christian factions over whether the city would be awarded as a fief of Antioch (Reynald de Châtillon) or Jerusalem (Baldwin III) to Thierry.
    Also Known As Thierry of Alsace 
    Died 17 Jan 1168  Gravelines, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11152  Dickinson
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2017 

    Father Theodric II, Duke of Lorraine,   d. 30 Dec 1115 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gertrude de Flandre,   b. 1070,   d. 1117  (Age 47 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Suanhilde, Ctss of Flanders,   d. 4 Sep 1132 
    Children 
     1. Lauretta de Flandre,   b. ca. 1120,   d. 1170, Brussels, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6022  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sibylle d'Anjou, Ctss of Flanders,   b. Between 1112 and 1116,   d. 1165, Palestine Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Children 
     1. Baldwin de Flandre,   d. Before 1154  [Birth]
     2. Philippe I de Flandre, Count of Flanders,   d. 1 Jul 1191, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Matthieu de Flandre, Comte de Boulogne,   b. ca. 1137,   d. 25 Dec 1173, Driencourt, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)  [Birth]
     4. Pierre de Flandre, Bishop of Cambrai ,   d. 1176  [Birth]
     5. Gertrude de Flandre, Ctss de Maurienne et de Savoie,   d. After 1186  [Birth]
    +6. Marguerite I de Flandre, Countess of Flanders,   b. ca. 1145,   d. 15 Nov 1194  (Age ~ 49 years)  [Birth]
     7. Mathilde de Flandre,   d. ca. 1194  [Birth]
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F3722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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), "THIERRY de Lorraine, son of THIERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his second wife Gertrude de Flandre ([1099/1101]-Gravelines 17 Jan 1168)" at http://bit.ly/2y5oCB6.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Thierry, Count of Flanders" at http://bit.ly/2whujY2.
      "Theoderic (Dutch: Diederik, French: Thierry, German: Dietrich; c.?1099 - January 17, 1168), commonly known as Thierry of Alsace, was the fifteenth count of Flanders from 1128 to 1168. He was the youngest son of Duke Theoderic II of Lorraine and Gertrude of Flanders (daughter of Robert I of Flanders). With a record of four campaigns in the Levant and Africa (including participation in the Second Crusade, the failed 1157-1158 siege of the Syrian city Shaizar, and the 1164 invasion of Egypt), he had a rare and distinguished record of commitment to crusading."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 234-36.

    4. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 92.

    5. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 95ff.

    6. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 254.
      "Hoping to harness Thierry's wealth and resources for Outremer's defense, Baldwin III had promised the count hereditary lordship of Shaizar, but Reynard of Châtillon disputed the legality of this plan, claiming the town belonged to Antioch, With neither side willing to back down, the Christian offensive ground to a halt and, amid mutual recriminations, the allies abandoned the siege, forsaking a rare opportunity to reassert Frankish authority over the southern Orontes."