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Joscelin II de Courtenay, Count of Edessa

Joscelin II de Courtenay, Count of Edessa[1]

Male - 1159

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  • Name Joscelin II de Courtenay 
    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).
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Arms of Courtenay and Boulogne
    Suffix Count of Edessa 
    Gender Male 
    Military 26 Dec 1144  Sanliurfa, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Fall of Edessa 
    • Jocelyn marched his army out of Edessa to aid the Artuqids against Zanghi, the atabeg of Mosuli. Rather than attack the Artuqids at Diyar Bakr, Zengi wheeled about and invested Edessa. The fall of Edessa brought about the Second Crusade. [2]
    Died 1159  Aleppo, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Joscelin was taken prisoner by Nur al-Din in 1150, blinded and held until his death.
    Person ID I19304  Dickinson
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2017 

    Father Joscelin I de Courtenay, Count of Edessa,   d. 1131, Aleppo, Syria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother FNU of Armenia,   d. Before 1120 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1100 
    Family ID F6015  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrice, Ctss of Edessa 
    Married ca. 1132 
    Children 
    +1. Agnes de Courtenay, Queen consort of Jerusalem,   b. 1133,   d. ca. 1185  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     2. Joscelin III de Courtenay, Lord of Harenc,   d. Before 1200  [Birth]
     3. Isabelle de Courtenay, Lady of the Mountains,   b. After 1133,   d. ca. 1159  (Age ~ 25 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 28 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F6016  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Fall of Edessa - 26 Dec 1144 - Sanliurfa, Turkey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1159 - Aleppo, Syria Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    The Crusader States, ca. 1135
    The Crusader States, ca. 1135

  • 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/EDESSA.htm#JoscelinII.

    2. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 194.

    3. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 70-71.

    4. [S419] God's Wolf: The Life Of The Most Notorious Of All Crusaders, Reynald de Chatillon, Jeffrey Lee, (London: Atlantic Books, 2016), 65-6, 134.

    5. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 237.