Thierry d'Alsace Graaf van Vlaanderen 1128-1168, 10981168 (aged 70 years)

Name
Thierry /d'Alsace/ Graaf van Vlaanderen 1128-1168
Given names
Thierry
Surname
d'Alsace
Name suffix
Graaf van Vlaanderen 1128-1168
Name
Thierry // Count of Flanders
Given names
Thierry
Name suffix
Count of Flanders
Name
Diederik /van de Elzas/
Given names
Diederik
Surname prefix
van de
Surname
Elzas
Name
Thierry /of Alsace/
Given names
Thierry
Surname prefix
of
Surname
Alsace
Birth estimated 1098 43 28

Death of a maternal grandmotherGertrude of Saxony
August 4, 1113 (aged 15 years)

Death of a fatherThierry II Duke of Lorraine 1070-1115
May 1, 1115 (aged 17 years)

Death of a motherGertrud van Vlaanderen
1117 (aged 19 years)

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[S01361] Europäische Stammtafeln, Band I, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von. Page 13

[S01362] Europäische Stammtafeln, Band II, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von. Page 9

MarriageSibylla d'AnjouView this family
1134 (aged 36 years)

Birth of a sonMatthieu Comte de Boulogne
about 1138 (aged 40 years)

Marriage of a childMatthieu Comte de BoulogneMarie de Blois Comtesse de BoulogneView this family
about 1160 (aged 62 years)

Death of a wifeSibylla d'Anjou
1165 (aged 67 years)

Death January 17, 1168 (aged 70 years)

Family with parents
father
mother
Marriage
Marriage: 1095
4 years
himself
Family with Sibylla d'Anjou
himself
wife
Marriage
Marriage: 1134
5 years
son
11381173
Birth: about 1138 40 22
Death: July 25, 1173Driencourt, Somme, Hauts-de-France, France
BirthGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
MarriageGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
DeathGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
SourceGenealogics - Leo van de Pas
Text:

[S01362] Europäische Stammtafeln, Band II, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von. Page 9

Note: Extensive source. Uses many important and establis…

Extensive source. Uses many important and established sources, such as: - Europäische Stammtafeln (I -IV) - Genealogie der Graven van Holland, Zaltbommel, 1969 , Dek, Dr. A. W. E. - etc.

SourceWikipedia
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REMARKS: He went on 4 visits/crusades to Palestine

BIOGRAPHY Thierry was born about 1100, the son of Thierry II, duke of Lorraine, and his second wife Gertrud of Flanders, daughter of Robert I 'the Friesian', count of Flanders. Thierry's mother was the sister of Adele of Flanders, mother of Charles 'the Good', count of Flanders. When Charles was murdered without progeny on 2 March 1127, Thierry contested the county of Flanders with his cousin William Clito (Guillaume Cliton), son of Robert II Curthose, duke of Normandy. William's grandmother Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror, was the sister of Robert 'the Friesian'.

The murder of Charles by the Erlembaldi family, hereditary castellans of Brugge with a network of marriage relationships with many Flemish nobles, who felt threatened by Charles' plans to weaken the family's position, created a power vacuum, and civil war broke out. Thierry was recognised by Ghent, Brugge and Ypres, and consolidated his position when William Clito was killed at Alost on 27 July 1128.

Thierry proved himself a wise and prudent ruler, encouraging the growth of popular liberty and commerce. By his first wife Swanhilde or Suanhilde he had two children of whom his daughter Lauretta would have progeny. In 1134 he married Sibylla d'Anjou, daughter of Foulques V 'the Young', comte d'Anjou et Maine, king of Jerusalem, and his first wife Eremburge, comtesse de Maine. Sybilla had been married to William Clito in 1123, but this marriage was annulled in 1124. Thierry and Sybilla had six children of whom three sons and a daughter would have progeny.

Thierry is recorded as visiting the Holy Land four times. His first was a pilgrimage. Then in 1139 he joined his father-in-law Foulques V of Anjou, now king of Jerusalem, in an invasion of Gilead in Jordan. In 1146 he took part in the Second Crusade and distinguished himself by his exploits. He is recorded at the coastal city of Attalia (now in Turkey) in March 1148, from where he probably joined Louis VII and Eleanor of Aquitaine to Antioch. He is recorded next at the assembly of Foulques' son Baudouin III d'Anjou, king of Jerusalem, at Acre on 24 June 1148. In 1157 he resigned the countship of Flanders to his son Philippe. He then made his fourth visit, a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. In company with Amalric I d'Anjou, who succeeded his older brother Baudouin III as king of Jerusalem, Thierry visited Tripoli and Antioch in 1164. On his return from the Holy Land, Thierry retired to a monastery. He died on 17 January 1168.