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Gaucher II de Châtillon

Male Abt 1110 - Abt 1148  (~ 38 years)


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  • Name Gaucher II de Châtillon 
    Born Abt 1110  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 7 Jun 1148  Laodicea, Anatolia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I24808  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father Henri I de Montjay 
    Mother Ermengarde de Châtillon 
    Family ID F14878  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alde de Roucy 
    Children 
    +1. Gui II de Châtillon,   b. Abt 1146,   d. Aft 1170  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2019 
    Family ID F14877  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seigneur de Châtillon. Died in the Second Crusade, in battle with forces of the Seljuk sultanate of Rum.

      Peter Stewart, on soc.genealogy.medieval, 5 Sep 2019:

      In CP vol xii part 1, p. 497 William [III de Warenne] is stated to have died on 19 January 1147/8 "when the rearguard of the French King's army was cut to pieces in the defiles of Laodicea". This was the battle at Cadmos mountain, when Louis VII had to fight his way to safety after being separated from his guard including William, Gaucher II of Châtillon & Montjay and Evrard III of Breteuil, who were killed.

      However, the battle took place ca 7 January, certainly before 19th which was the date given without citing any authority by George Watson in The Genealogist (1895), referenced in CP as "G. W. Watson in Genealogist, N.S., vol. xi, p. 132, and authorities there cited". Odo of Deuil, who was present, said that the battle took place on the day after the king's army set off from Laodicea, and they had stayed there only a few days after arriving on 3 or 4 January.

      Jonathan Phillips in his chronology in The Crusades, 1095–1204, second edition (2014), p xvii, placed the battle definitely on 7 January, but other historians have estimated 6 or 8 of the same month.

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

    2. [S3467] Peter Stewart, 5 Sep 2019, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.