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Gilles II de Trazegnies

Male Abt 1174 - 1204  (~ 30 years)

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  • Name Gilles II de Trazegnies 
    Born Abt 1174  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1204  [1
    Person ID I25715  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 

    Father Otton II de Trazegnies de Blicquy,   b. Abt 1150,   d. Abt 1192  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Mother Mathilde de Neyghem,   d. Bef 1219 
    Married Abt 1176  [1
    Family ID F14733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Aleid van Boulaere 
    Married 1197  [1
    +1. Otton III de Trazegnies,   b. Abt 1198,   d. Between 12 Aug 1241 and Apr 1242  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F15406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Constable of Flanders.

      "As constable of Flanders, Gilles accompanied Baudouin VI-IX, Graaf van Henegouwen to the Fourth Crusade. However he chose a separate route, crossing France and Italy. Arriving in Piacenza, he found Baudouin's messengers who pressed him to join Baudouin in Venice. However Gilles preferred to embark at Brindisi and go directly to the Holy Land. The crusader and chronicler Geoffroi I de Villehardouin describes Gilles' decision as a defection; it was poorly received by Baudouin and especially by Enrico Dandolo, the doge of Venice, who used it to refuse credit to the Crusaders and demanded of them that they pay the Venetian fleet in kind by capturing the Byzantine city of Zara. The defection of the Constable of Flanders was one of the first steps down the road that eventually led to the capture of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204, and to Baudouin becoming emperor of Constantinople that year. Gilles was killed in 1204 by the Turkomans in a battle at Riblah on the Orontes as he was going to the aid of Boemund IV, prince of Antioch, probably against Leo I, king of Armenia." [Leo van de Pas]

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.