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Jean de Brienne
Birth: 1170
Brienne-le-Chateau
Departement de l'Aube
Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: Mar. 23, 1237
Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey

Crusader. He was a French knight who became King of Jerusalem by marriage and ruled the Latin Empire of Constantinople Turkey, as regent. He was a prominent figure after the 5th and 6th for France when he was invited in 1229, by the barons of the Latin Empire of Constantinople to become emperor-regent, on condition that Baldwin of Courtenay should marry his second daughter and succeed him. He then ruled in Constantinople and in 1235, with a few troops, he repelled a siege of the city by John III Vatatzes, Emperor of Nicaea, leading a successful cavalry charge which killed some 10,000 enemy soldiers. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Berengaria of León (1204 - 1237)*
 
 Children:
  Yolanda de Brienne (1212 - 1228)*
  Alphonse de Brienne (1225 - 1270)*
  Jean de Brienne (1230 - 1296)*
  Louis of Acre (1230 - 1297)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Basilica di San Francesco d'Assisi
Assisi
Provincia di Perugia
Umbria, Italy
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Dec 06, 1998
Find A Grave Memorial# 4104
Jean de Brienne
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Jean de Brienne
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- RFB Jenkins
 Added: Sep. 10, 2016
Beloved Great grandparent you are not forgotten
- RFB Jenkins
 Added: Sep. 10, 2016
With Love and Respect, Rest in Peace, 21st GGF.
- Deborah Reed
 Added: Jul. 10, 2016
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