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Saturday, July 14, 2012
G27: 94555224 Bar-Blois
94555224. Renaud II, Compte de Bar-le-Duc
& 94555225. Agnes de Blois
~1120, Renaud II born in Mousson, s/o §Renuad I, Comte de
1135, Renaud attended the council of Hugh of Metz with his
father and brother Theodoric.
8/1/1137, Louis VII succeeded as king of France.
~1140, Agnes born in Blois, 2nd d/o 378220994. Count
Thibaut II of Champagne & 378220995. Matilda of Carinthia.
6/1147, Renaud attended the crusade with his father.
12/25/1147, On the coast of modern-day Turkey, encamped by a
river, a tremendous storm washed away much of the supplies. The crusaders
decided to take a route over the mountains to Antioch.
1/4/1148, The crusaders fought in a battle at Laodicea against
1/7/1148 in the area of Mount Cadmus, at night, the rear guard
which was surrounded and attacked. The French suffered many losses..
1/20/1148, After additional battles, the crusaders reached
3/19/1148, The crusaders reached Antioch.
6/24/1148 at Acre, at a High Court of Jerusalem, the Council
decided that the best move in defense of the holy lands would be to retake
1148, At Damascus, due to heat, lack of water, and disagreements
on plans, a seige failed after 4 days. King Louis sending most of the forces
3/1149, Renaud II, Compte de Bar, succeeded his father, who
died at sea in the Mediterranean returning from crusade.
1152, Under attack, Renaud escaped to the abbey of St. Mihiel,
but was under excommunication.
1155, Renaud married Agnes.
Renaud died; buried in Saint-Michiel.
Agnes, countess of Muntionis, died. (S) Virgin of Chartres, Fassier, 2010, P457.
(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.
·Renuad I, s/o Thierry de Mousson [died 1115]
& Ermentruce de Bourgogne.
Children of Renaud and Agnes:
i. [Jacques] Henri I, compte de Bar, born 1158 in Mousson.
10/1190, Henri killed at the battle of Acre; succeeded by his
ii. [Jean] Thibaut I, Compte de Bar (47277612), born 1160 in Mousson.