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Louis de Blois, Comte de Blois

Louis de Blois, Comte de Blois

Male 1171 - 1205  (~ 34 years)

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  • Name Louis de Blois 
    Suffix Comte de Blois 
    Born ca. 1171 
    House of Blois
    House of Blois
    Gender Male 
    Title 1191  Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Comte de Blois 
    Military 28 Nov 1199  Écry-sur-Aisne, Ardennes, Grand Est, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Forth Crusade 
    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).
    Military 12 Apr 1204  Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sack of Constantinople
    Sack of Constantinople
    The Forth Crusade was conceived by Pope Innocent III, endorsed by the houses of Blois, Champagne and Flandres, and ultimately co-opted by the Doge of Venice, Enrico Dandalo. The French ran up an impressive bill with the Venetians so a deal was struck to go crusading if the city's rivals could be dealt with first. This included the Byzantines. Constantinople was subjected to three days of rape and rapine, the Greek royals were ousted and the Empire of Romania (or Latin Empire) was proclaimed. The Crusaders never made it to the Holy Land.
    Died 15 Apr 1205  Edirne, Edirne, Marmara, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Battle of Adrianople [2]
    Person ID I19103  Dickinson
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 

    Father Thibaut V de Blois, Count of Blois,   b. 1130,   d. 20 Jan 1191, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1164  [3
    Family ID F3040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine de Clermont,   b. After 1165,   d. ca. 1223  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1184 
    Children 
     1. Thibaut VI de Blois, Comte de Blois,   d. Apr 1218
    Last Modified 27 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsTitle - Comte de Blois - 1191 - Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Forth Crusade - 28 Nov 1199 - Écry-sur-Aisne, Ardennes, Grand Est, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Apr 1204 - Istanbul, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Apr 1205 - Edirne, Edirne, Marmara, Turkey Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 527.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Battle of Adrianople (1205)" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Adrianople_(1205).

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