Henry II, Count of Bar
|Henri II, Count of Bar|
|Spouse(s)||Philippa de Dreux|
|Noble family||House of Montbéliard|
|Father||Theobald I, Count of Bar|
|Mother||Ermesinde of Bar-sur-Seine|
|Died||13 November 1239
Henry II of Bar in French Henri II de Bar, in German Heinrich II von Bar (1190–13 November 1239) was a Count of Bar who reigned from 1214 to 1239. He was son of Count Theobald I of Bar and his first wife, Ermesinde of Bar-sur-Seine. Henry was killed on 13 November 1239 during the Barons' Crusade, when he diverted several hundred crusaders from the main army under Theobald I of Navarre to fight a force of Ayyubid Muslims at Gaza.
Spouse and children
- Margaret of Bar (1220–1275), in 1240 she married Henry V of Luxembourg
- Thiébaut II of Bar (c. 1221–1291), Succeeded Henry II as Count of Bar
- Henry, 1249
- Jeanne (1225–1299), married forest Frédéric de Blamont who died in 1255, and second Louis V, Count of Chiny
- Renaud (died 1271)
- Erard (died 1335)
- Isabelle (died 1320)
- P. Péporté, Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 81. – via Brill (subscription required)
- Battle of Gaza (1239), Jochen Burgtorf, Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World: A Historical Encyclopedia, Vol. I, ed. Alexander Mikaberidze, (ABC-CLIO, 2011), 332.
- Michael Lower, The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), 48.
- John A. Gade, Luxemburg in the Middle Ages, (E.J. Brill, 1951), 96.
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