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