Henry II, Count of Bar

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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
Born 1190
Died 13 November 1239(1239-11-13)
Gaza

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.[1] 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.[2]

Spouse and children[edit]

In 1219 he married Philippa de Dreux (1192–1242),[3] the daughter of Robert II of Dreux.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P. Péporté, Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg, (Brill, 2011), 81. – via Brill (subscription required)
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Michael Lower, The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences, (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005), 48.
  4. ^ John A. Gade, Luxemburg in the Middle Ages, (E.J. Brill, 1951), 96.