Jean de Brienne
See also: Jean Ier, House of Brienne
Jean Ier of Brienne , (born v. 1148 - died the March 21st 1237 in Constantinople), king de Jérusalem (1210 - 1225), Latin emperor of Constantinople (1229 - 1237), wire junior by Erard IV by Crystallized, count de Brienne and of Agnes of Nevers (girl of Guillaume III of Nevers).
His/her father intended it for a eclesiatic career, but it had the passion of the weapons. It ends up becoming knight and went in Holy Land. He was regarded as the most valorous knight of his time.
In 1210, on the councils of Philippe Auguste, the regent of Jerusalem Jean d' Ibelin Maria Marie de Montferrat, the young queen of Jerusalem, in Jean de Brienne who became thus king de Jérusalem. In the hope to negotiate the restitution of Jerusalem, lost since 1187, it launched a campaign in Egypt, took Damiette, but the fanaticism of Pelagius of Albania, the papal legate, empécha any negotiation. The operation enlisa in Egypt and failed thus.
To have shortly after given rise to a girl Isabelle, Marie de Montferrat died in 1212. With the agreement of the barons, Jean de Brienne remained king de Jérusalem. It remaria in 1214 with Rita d' Arménie († 1219), girl of the Leon II, king d' Arménie, of which he will have a young dead son, Jean (1216 † 1220).
- Alphonse of Acre , count of Have, (v 1225 † 1270)
- Louis of Acre , (v 1225 - v 1297 - 1301), married to Agnes de Beaumont, Viscount of Beaumont-with-Maine, Fresnay and Holy-Suzanne
- Jean of Acre , († 1296) bouteiller of France, marries into 1251/1252 Marie de Coucy, widow of the king Alexandre II of Scotland says the Pacific.
- Marie de Brienne (1225 † 1275), married in 1234 with Baudouin II of Courtenay (1218 † 1273), Latin emperor of Constantinople and margrave de Namur.
In 1225, to obtain reinforcements, it negotiated the marriage between his/her daughter Isabelle II and the emperor Frederic II of Hohenstaufen, but this one quickly drew aside it from the throne. Jean de Brienne left the kingdom, and was called in 1229 to ensure the regency of the Latin Empire of Constantinople. He was initially only tutor of the young person Baudouin II; but he was recognized emperor as of 1231. He pushed back the attack of the Greek and the Bulgare S, and it is in these functions that he finishes his days, 89 years old. He cultivated poetry: one believes it the true author of worms allotted by error in Thibaut de Champagne; he would have addressed them to Blanche of Castille.
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