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Otton II de Trazegnies de Blicquy

Male Abt 1150 - Abt 1192  (~ 42 years)

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  • Name Otton II de Trazegnies de Blicquy 
    Born Abt 1150  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1192  [1
    Person ID I24564  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 31 May 2019 

    Father Gilles I de Blicquy,   b. Abt 1125,   d. Between 1161 and 1162  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Family ID F14734  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mathilde de Neyghem,   d. Bef 1219 
    Married Abt 1176  [1
    +1. Elisabeth de Trazegnies
    +2. Gilles II de Trazegnies,   d. 1204
    Last Modified 9 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F14733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "In 1186 Otton went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, and in 1187 he brought back a piece purporting to be of the True Cross, that he offered to the abbey of Floreffe (the splendid reliquary made for it is in the Louvre. Another tradition claims that he brought back with him the design for windmills. In 1189 he left on crusade (probably with Philippe, count of Flanders) to recapture Jerusalem, which had been taken by Saladin after the Battle of Hattin in 1187. He fought between Jaffa and Ascalon on 6 November 1291 and was helped by Richard the Lionheart himself. In April 1192 he was appointed, with Henri II, comte de Champagne and Guillaume Cayeux, to offer the crown of Jerusalem to Conrad, marchese de Monferrato. However Conrad was assassinated on 26 April, and on 5 May Otton attended the wedding of Conrad's widow Isabella d'Anjou, queen of Jerusalem, and Henri II, comte de Champagne, who became king of Jerusalem by right of his wife. Otton died later that year, probably killed in the siege of Acre." [Leo van de Pas, citation details below.]

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