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Etienne-Henri II de Blois, Comte de Blois[1, 2]

Male Abt 1045 - 1102  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Etienne-Henri II de Blois 
    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).
    Suffix Comte de Blois 
    Born Abt 1045 
    Gender Male 
    Title 1089  Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Comte de Blois 
    Military 1096  [4
    First Crusade 
    Military 1097  Antakya, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Seige of Antioch 
    • Stephen deserted the Franks on 2 Jun 1197. "His departure must have been enormously damaging to morale, but Stpehen caused even more harm to the expedition's prospects, and to the crusading movement as a whole." Finding Alexios in Philomelium, his report of conditions on the ground sent the emperor and his army back to Constantinople. Adela, in turn, was mortified. [5]
    Military 1101  [7
    First Crusade, Second Expedition 
    Died 19 May 1102  Ramla, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    • The second Battle of Ramla (or Ramleh) took place on 17 May 1102 between the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Fatimids of Egypt. [8]
    Person ID I11396  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2017 

    Father Thibaut III de Blois, Comte de Blois,   b. ca. 1010,   d. 30 Sep 1089  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Gundrada, Ctss de Blois 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F5947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adela de Normandie, Ctss de Blois,   b. ca. 1062, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1138, Marigny-sur-Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1080  Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Humbert de Blois, Comte de Vertus  [Birth]
     2. Agnes de Blois,   d. aft. 1129  [Birth]
     3. Guillaume de Blois, Seigneur de Sully,   b. ca. 1090,   d. ca. 1150  (Age ~ 60 years)  [Birth]
    +4. 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)  [Birth]
     5. Eudes de Blois,   d. aft. 1107  [Birth]
     6. Mathilde de Blois, Ctss of Chester,   d. 25 Nov 1120, Barfleur, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Adelaide de Blois  [Birth]
     8. Eleonore de Blois, Ctss de Vermandois,   d. Aft. 1148  [Birth]
    +9. Stephen I de Blois, King of England,   b. ca. 1096, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1154, Dover, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [Birth]
     10. Henri de Blois, Bishop of Winchester,   b. ca. 1098, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1171, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F3220  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), "ETIENNE [Henri] de Blois, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Blois & his [first/second wife Gersende du Maine/Gundrada ---] (-murdered Ramla 19 May 1102). " at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CENTRAL%20FRANCE.htm#EtienneIdied1102.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Stephen, Count of Blois" at http://bit.ly/2wed3Fv.

    3. [S336466] Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, John Bell Henneman, Jr., Lawrence Earp, William W. Kibler, Grover A. Zinn, (New York: Garland Publishing Inc., 1995), "Champagne", 190.

    4. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 72.

    5. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 74.

    6. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 68.
      Asbridge quotes a letter written home in which Stephen describes the privations suffered during the winter of 1097.

    7. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 107.

    8. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), quoting "Battle of Ramla (1102)" at http://bit.ly/2wYqutJ.

    9. [S336429] Britain's Royal Families: A Complete Genealogy, Alison Weir, (London: Vintage Books, 2008), 51.

    10. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 18.

    11. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 134.