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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Robert de Breteuil, 4th Earl of Leicester[1, 2]

Male - 1204


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  • Name Robert de Breteuil 
    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 4th Earl of Leicester 
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 8 Jun 1191  Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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.
    Military 27 Jul - 8 Aug 1192  Jaffa, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Battle of Jaffa (Christian victory) 
    Military 1193  Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siege of Rouen 
    • During Richard I's incarceration by Henry VI, Philip began to move against Aquitaine and Normandy. After the capitulation of Gisors, he laid siege to Normandy's ducal capital, Rouen. Richard's lieutenant, Leicester, organized the defense to the city and ultimately Philip withdrew. [5]
    Died Oct 1204 
    Buried Leicester Abbey, Leicester, Leicestershire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11764  Dickinson
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2017 

    Father Robert de Beaumont, 3rd Earl of Leicester,   d. 31 Aug 1190, Durrs, Albania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Petronilla de Grandmesnil, Countess of Leicester,   d. 1 Apr 1212 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3225  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), "ROBERT de Breteuil "FitzPernel" (-[17/20/21] Oct 1204, bur Leicester Abbey)" at http://bit.ly/2yJYSu2.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), Robert de Beaumont, 4th Earl of Leicester at http://bit.ly/2z6A77B.

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 432.

    4. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 215.

    5. [S422] Richard I (English Monarchs Series), John Gillingham, (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999), 242.