Jean de Brienne

Jean de Brienne

Brienne-le-Chateau, Departement de l'Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death 23 Mar 1237 (aged 66–67)
Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
Burial Assisi, Provincia di Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Memorial ID 4104 · View Source
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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.

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