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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Jean de Brienne, King of Jerusalem, Latin Emperor of Constantinople [1, 2]

Male 1170 - 1237  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Jean de Brienne 
    House of Brienne
    House of Brienne
    Suffix King of Jerusalem, Latin Emperor of Constantinople  
    Nickname Jean de Candia-Nevers 
    Born ca. 1170 
    Gender Male 
    Title 4 Sep 1210  Tyre, Lebanon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King of Jerusalem by right of his wife, Maria of Montferrat. 
    Military 1213 - 1221 
    The Fifth Crusade 
    • The strategic aim of the Fifth Crusade was to obtain Jerusalem by conquering Egypt. It began with siege of the Upper Nile city of Damietta which was starved into submission 18 months after being invested. The Egyptian defenders simply withdrew deeper into the hinterland. The Crusaders followed, but, unfamiliar with their surroundings, soon found themselves wallowing helplessly in the rising flood of the Nile. Forced to sue for peace, surrender was unconditional. The Latins were left empty-handed.
    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).
    Title 1229  Istanbul, Turkey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Latin Emperor-Regent of Constantinople 
    Arms of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
    Arms of the Latin Empire of Constantinople
    Died 27 Mar 1237 
    Person ID I19449  Dickinson
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2017 

    Father Érard II de Brienne, Comte de Brienne,   d. ca. 1190, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Agnès de Montbéliard,   b. ca. 1150,   d. After 1186  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Before 1166 
    Family ID F3514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria di Monferrato, Queen of Jerusalem,   b. 1192, Tyre, Lebanon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1212  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 14 Sep 1210 
    Children 
    +1. Isabelle II of of Jerusalem, Queen of Jerusalem,   b. 1212, Andria, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1228, Andria, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3522  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Stephanie of Armenia,   b. After 1195,   d. 1220, Acre, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Married Apr 1214  [3
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F3528  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Berenguela de Castilla y León,   b. 1204,   d. 12 Apr 1237  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1224  Toledo Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Marie de Brienne,   b. Apr 1225, Capua, Caserta, Campania, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1275, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     2. Alphonse de Brienne dit d'Acre, Comte d'Eu, de iure uxoris,   d. 25 Aug 1270, Tunis, Tunisia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +3. Jean de Brienne dit d'Acre, Grand Butler of France,   d. 1296  [Birth]
     4. Louis de Brienne dit d'Acre, Vicomte de Beaumont, de iure uxoris,   d. After 1 Sep 1297  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F3112  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), JEAN de Brienne, son of ERARD [II] de Brienne & his wife Agnès de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] ([1170/75]-27 Mar 1237)" at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/JERUSALEM.htm#JeanBriennedied1237.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "John of Brienne" at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_of_Brienne.
      "John of Brienne (c. 1170 - 27 March 1237), also known as John I, was King of Jerusalem from 1210 to 1225 and Latin Emperor of Constantinople from 1229 to 1237. He was the youngest son of Erard II of Brienne, a wealthy nobleman in Champagne. John, originally destined for an ecclesiastical career, became a knight and owned small estates in Champagne around 1200. After the death of his brother, Walter III, he ruled the County of Brienne on behalf of his minor nephew Walter IV (who lived in southern Italy)."

    3. [S420] The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land, Thomas Asbridge, (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), 539.