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Joscelin I de Courtenay, Count of Edessa

Joscelin I de Courtenay, Count of Edessa[1, 2]

Male - 1131

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  • Name Joscelin I de Courtenay 
    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 Courtenay and Boulogne
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Suffix Count of Edessa 
    Gender Male 
    Title ca. 1101  Gundogan, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lord of Tell Bashir or Turbessel 
    The Crusader States, ca. 1135
    The Crusader States, ca. 1135
    Military 7 May 1104  Raqqa, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle of Harran 
    • Fought as a running battle, the Battle of Harran was a costly defeat for the Latin states of north Syria. In demonstrating beyond the Euphrates, Bohémond and Baldwin II were attempting to secure their borders and interrupt the lines of communication between Aleppo and Baghdad. Reversals were the result: the Turks were able to recover lost territory, including the town Artah; the Armenian Christians were emboldened; and the Greeks secured Latakia and Celicia. Joscelin de Courtenay and Baldwin II were also captured and subsequently held for ransom by the Turks. [3]
    Title ca, 1112  Tiberias, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Prince of Galilee 
    Title 1118  Sanliurfa, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Count of Edessa 
    Died 1131  Aleppo, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I19300  Dickinson
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2017 

    Father Joscelin I de Courtenay, Seigneur de Courtenay,   b. ca. 1034,   d. After 1065  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Isabelle de Montlhéry, Dame de Courtenay 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F3885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 FNU of Armenia,   d. Before 1120 
    Married ca. 1100 
    Children 
    +1. Joscelin II de Courtenay, Count of Edessa,   d. 1159, Aleppo, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Marie of Antioch, Ctss of Edessa 
    Married 1121  [5
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6056  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), "JOSCELIN de Courtenay (-Aleppo [1159])" at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/chamsensjoi.htm#Joscelindied1131.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Joscelin I, Count of Edessa" at http://bit.ly/2ghq6xu.

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 138-40.

    4. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 168.

    5. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 154.