Bohemond V of Antioch

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Bohemond V ruled over Antioch and Tripoli (green), and was in conflict with Cilician Armenia (blue) until shortly before his death.

Bohemond V of Antioch (1199−1252)[1] was ruler of the Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, from 1233 to his death. He was simultaneously Count of Tripoli.

Bohemond V was the son of Bohemund IV of Antioch and Plaisance of Gibelet. Like his father before him, Bohemond had a notorious dislike for the Knights Hospitaller and the neighbouring Kingdom of Armenia, preferring an alliance with the Knights Templar. Peace with Armenia was assured only shortly before his death, with the mediation of Louis IX of France.

In 1225, Bohemond was married to Princess Adela (also known as Alice of Jerusalem),[2] Queen Dowager of Cyprus and Jerusalem, whom he divorced and had the marriage annulled after July 5, 1227, most likely in 1229, without issue. His second marriage was in 1235 to Luciana (Lucienne) di Segni, a great-niece of Pope Innocent III. He had two children:

Bohemond V died in January 1252. Since his son and successor was only 15 at the time, he succeeded under the regency of the Dowager Princess, Luciana. However, Luciana never left Tripoli, and instead handed over the government of the principality to her Roman relatives. This made her unpopular, so the young Bohemond VI gained the approval of King Louis IX of France, who was on Crusade at the time, to get permission from Pope Innocent IV to come of age a few months early.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Runciman, History of the Crusades', vol. III, p. 278
  2. ^ "Medieval Lands Project: JERUSALEM, KINGS - D. KINGS OF JERUSALEM 1192-1225 (COUNTS of CHAMPAGNE)". April 2009. Retrieved 04-07-2009. 
  3. ^ Runciman, p. 278. "Bohemond V died in January 1252, leaving two children, a daughter, Plaisance, who had married a few months before, as his third wife, the childless King Henry of Cyprus."

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Preceded by
Bohemund IV
Prince of Antioch
Count of Tripoli

1233–1252
Succeeded by
Bohemond VI