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Geoffrey III de Rancon

Male Abt 1100 - Abt 1153  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Geoffrey III de Rancon  [1
    Born Abt 1100  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1153  [2
    Person ID I9812  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP, Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of DK, Ancestor of EK, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of LMH, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2020 

    Father Geoffroy II,   d. 1137 
    Mother Fossifia 
    Family ID F17199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Bourgogne de Rancon
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 
    Family ID F5508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seigneur de Taillebourg.

      "Geoffroy was prominent in the Second Crusade, having taken the Cross in Vezelay in 1146 together with King Louis VII and other knights. Having crossed into Asia Minor, in 1248 the Crusaders climbed Mount Cadmos, but Geoffroy disobeyed orders and chose to march further than the spot chosen by the king for the camp. In concert with Amadeo III, comte de Savoie (Louis' uncle) he decided that a nearby plateau at Laodicea would make a better camp, an act of disobedience that was reportedly common in the army due to the lack of command from the king. As a result the army was split and disorganised, and the Turks successfully ambushed a major part of it. The king narrowly escaped, and the blame for the massacre fell on Geoffroy. Louis sent him home from the Crusade early as a punishment." [Leo van de Pas, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    2. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.