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Friday, August 28, 2020

Compte Renaud II de Bar-le-Duc & Comtesse Agnes of Blois

 94555224. Compte Renaud II de Bar-le-Duc & 94555225. Comtesse Agnes of Blois

~1125, Renaud II born in Bar le Duc, France, s/o 189110448. Renaud I de Mousson.

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, France, 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 the Turks.

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 Atalya.

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 Damascus.

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 back.

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.

[––Renaud & Agnes––]

1155, Renaud married Agnes.

11/25/1170, Renaud died; buried in Saint-Michiel.


8/7/1207, Agnes, countess of Muntionis, died. (S) Virgin of Chartres, Fassier, 2010, P457.

(S) Foundation for Medieval Genealogy.

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 brother Jean.

ii. [Jean] Thibaut I de Bar (47277612), born 1160 in Mousson.

iii. Renaud de Bar, born ? in Mousson.

1183, Renaud became the bishop of Chartres.

9/12/1217, Renaud died.

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