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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Comte Guillaume de Macon & Comtesse Adelaide-Pontia of Trier

 79958984. Comte Guillaume de Macon & 79958985. Comtesse Adelaide-Pontia of Trier

~1095, Guillaume de Macon, born in France, s/o 159917968. Stephen Tete-Hardi & 159917969. Beatrix of Lorraine.

~1110, Adelaide born in France, heiress & d/o §§Seigneur Theobold of Trier & Adelaide ?.

1102, Guillaume’s father died on crusade.

1120, Guillaume de Macon seized Macon.

1127, Guillaume de Macon, father of Etienne II, became Comte d’Auxonne.

~1128, Guillaume married Adelaide.

1135, Guillaume worked to increase the growth and fortification of Auxonne, becoming the central seat of his possessions.

6/1147, Guillaume de Macon joined the crusade of King Louis VII.

1147, The French joined up with Germans at Worms, and then were separated at Byzantium. The Germans left before the French.

12/25/1147, On Christmas day on the coast of modern-day Turkey, encamped by a river, a tremendous storm washed away much of the supplies of the French. They 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, King Louis was in the rear guard which was surrounded and attacked. Louis himself is said to have slain an incredible number to Turks, but the French suffered many losses. Louis decided to return to his water route.

1/20/1148, After additional battles, the crusaders reached Atalya.

3/19/1148, The crusaders reached Antioch, who’s ruler was Raymond of Antioch, uncle of Louis’ Queen Eleanor.

6/24/1148 at Acre, 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, the seige failed after 4 days. King Louis sent most of the forces back.

1148, ‘Raynaldus Burgundiæ comes’ donated property to Besançon cathedral, with the consent of ‘fratris nostri Guillermi comitis et … collateralis nostræ Agathæ Lotharingiæ ducis filiæ.’

9/27/1155, Guillaume de Macon died.

(S) Chartes de Communes et d’Affranchissements en Bourgogne, Garnier, 1868.

Child of Guillaume and Adelaide:

i. Etienne I d'Auxonne (39979492), born ~1130 in France.

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