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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Balian of Ibelin, Lord of Nablus[1]

Male 1142 - 1194  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Balian of Ibelin 
    Suffix Lord of Nablus 
    Born ca. 1142 
    Gender Male 
    Military 4 Jul 1187  Hattin, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Battle of Hattin 
    The Battle of Hattin
    The Battle of Hattin
    At Hattin, Saladin won the decisive victory that ultimately resulted in the fall of Jerusalem (2 Oct 1187) and the confinement of Frankish power to the enclaves of Tyre, Tripoli and Antioch. As for the battle itself, King Guy was baited out of his staging point at Saffuriya by an attack on Tiberias and then outflanked and surrounded by a superior force in the waterless plateau around an ancient volcano known as the Horns of Hattin. Raymond III of Tripoli, Balian of Ibelin, and Reynaud of Sidon fled the field, abandoning Guy to his fate.
    Military 3 Oct 1187  Jerusalem Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Fall of Jerusalem to Saladin 
    Died ca. 1194 
    Person ID I19418  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father Balian II of Ibelin, Lord of Rama,   d. ca. 1152 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Helvis of Rama,   b. ca. 1115,   d. After 1158  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married ca. 1130 
    Family ID F6106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria Komnene, Queen consort of Jerusalem,   b. 1154,   d. Before Oct 1217  (Age 63 years) 
    Married ca. 1177 
    Children 
     1. Jean Ibelin, Lord of Beirut ,   b. 1178,   d. 1236, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  [Birth]
     2. Philippe Ibelin,   b. ca. 1180,   d. 1227, Cyprus Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years)  [Birth]
     3. Marguerite Ibelin,   b. ca. 1180,   d. After 1240  (Age ~ 61 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Helvis Ibelin,   b. ca. 1182,   d. Before 1 Jun 1216  (Age ~ 34 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F6065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Battle of Hattin - 4 Jul 1187 - Hattin, Israel Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Fall of Jerusalem to Saladin - 3 Oct 1187 - Jerusalem Link to Google Earth
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  • 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), "BALIAN of Ibelin, son of BALIAN of Ibelin Lord of Rama & his wife Helvis of Rama ([1142/43]-[May 1193/94])" at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/JERUSALEM%20NOBILITY.htm#BalianIbelinNablusdied1193B.

    2. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 343ff.

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 356ff.

    4. [S359] The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors, Dan Jones, (New York: Viking, 2017), 167.