Andr of Brienne

Andr of Brienne

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andr de Brienne (c. 1135 - 4 October 1189), lord of Ramerupt, was a French nobleman of the Third Crusade.He arrived in the Holy Land on 28 August 1189 to participate in the Siege of Acre with the first French troops, which he led alongside James of Avesnes, Henry I of Barres and Philip of Dreux. On 4 October that year, Saladin launched a new attack against the crusader army besieging the town. The battle was quickly won by the crusaders, but when they had victory within their grasp the crusaders' camp descended into anarchy and began to flee. Andr of Brienne, in command of the rearguard, tried to stop the fleeing crusaders and send them back into battle, but he was thrown from his horse. Covered in injuries, his screams of despair did not move his companions, not even his brother Erard, as they fled, leaving him to die there. 7000 other crusaders were also killed in this battle, including Gerard of Ridefort, grandmaster of the Templars.show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 54g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613578806X
  • 9786135788068