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Bohémond I of  Apulia, Prince of Antioch

Bohémond I of Apulia, Prince of Antioch[1]

Male 1052 - 1111  (59 years)

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  • Name Bohémond I of Apulia 
    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).
    Arms of Hauteville
    Arms of Hauteville
    Suffix Prince of Antioch 
    Born 1052 
    Gender Male 
    Military 1095  [3
    First Crusade 
    • "[Raymond of Toulouse's] most obvious rival for [leader of the expedition] was a forty-year-old southern Italian Norman, Bohemond of Taranto. As the son of Robert 'Guiscard' (Robert 'the Wily'), one of the Norman adventurers who conquered southern Italy during the elevent century, Bohemond gained an invaluable military education." [2]
    Military 29 Jun 1097  Eskisehir, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Dorylaeum 
    • Kilij Arslan I attacked the forward vanguard of the Crusader army. Bohémond and Robert Curthose held their lines until forces coming up from the rear took the field, forcing the Seljuqs to reitre. As a result, the Franks secured their route to the east. [4]
    Title 1098  Antakya, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prince of Antioch 
    Military 3 Jun 1098  Antakya, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Fall of Antioch 
    The Siege of Antioch
    The Siege of Antioch
    Gustave Döre, artist. While Bóhemund engineered the delivery of the city by a tower commander, a small contingent of his men actually scaled the wall and secured control of a postern gate that lead to the fall of everything save the citadel. The following day the army of Abbasid commander Kerbogha invested the city. Facing starvation and a promise of no quarter, Bóhemund threw his threadbare force against the Muslims on 28 Jun 1098. Kerbodha dithered. When he finally brought up his main force its cohesion was shattered by the flight of the troops stationed just beyond the gates. The Christians would hold Antioch until it was sacked by the Mamluk sultan, Baybars, in 1268.
    Military 7 May 1104  Raqqa, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Harran 
    • In a bid to secure its borders, the armies of the Principality of Antioch and the county of Edessa fought a running battle with the Seljuq Turks that ended in a rout of the Franks. The results were a disaster for the fledgling principality. Not only did the Muslims reoccupy lost territory, the Byzantines and Armenians were provided an opening to expand their own influence and control in the region. Bohémund announced his intention to leave Antioch shortly thereafter, ostensibly to raise support for relief of the city. In September, he sailed to Italy. He parlayed his European celebrity into a royal match and the provisioning of a campaign in the Balkans against the hated Greeks. The latter failed at Durazzo in 1108.
    House Hauteville 
    Also Known As Bohémond of Taranto  [3
    Died 7 Mar 1111  Canosa di Puglia, Bari, Puglia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Cathedral of Canosa di Puglia, Canosa di Puglia, Bari, Puglia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I19189  Dickinson
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 

    Father Robert de Hauteville, Duke of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily,   b. ca. 1020, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1085, Fiscardo Bay, Cephalonia, Greece Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Alberada di Buonalbergo,   b. ca. 1032,   d. aft. 1058  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1051 
    Divorced ca. 1058 
    Family ID F5989  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Constance de France, Ctss de Troyes, Princess of Antioch,   b. ca. 1078,   d. 14 Sep 1126  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1106  Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Bohémond II of Antioch, Prince of Antioch,   b. ca. 1107,   d. Feb 1130, Adana Province, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)  [Birth]
     2. Jean of Apulia,   b. ca. 1108,   d. ca. 1120, Apulia, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 12 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F5983  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), "MARCO [Bohémond] of Apulia, son of ROBERT "Guiscard/the Weasel" Duke of Apulia & his first wife Alberada di Buonalberga (1052-Canosa di Puglia, Apulia 6/7 Mar 1111, bur Cathedral of Canosa di Puglia)" at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ANTIOCH.htm#BohemondI.

    2. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 69.

    3. [S19] The Age of Faith, Will Durant, (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1950), ISBN 0-671-01200-1., 589.

    4. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 57-59.

    5. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 70-82.

    6. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 145.

    7. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 143.