Balian of Ibelin

Balian of Ibelin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Balian of Ibelin (early 1140s-1193) was an important noble in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem in the 12th century. After the death of Balian's eldest brother Hugh c. 1169, the castle of Ibelin passed to the next brother, Baldwin. Baldwin, preferring to remain lord of Ramla, gave it to Balian. Balian held Ibelin as a vassal of his brother, and indirectly as a rear-vassal of the king, from whom Baldwin held Ramla.Baldwin supported Raymond III of Tripoli over Miles of Plancy as regent for King Baldwin IV in 1174, and in 1177 the brothers were present at the Battle of Montgisard, leading the vanguard victoriously against the strongest point of the Muslim line. That year Balian also married Maria Comnena, widow of King Amalric I, and became stepfather to their daughter Princess Isabella. He received the lordship of Nablus, which had been a dower gift to Maria following her marriage to Amalric.show more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135787950
  • 9786135787955