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 Kingdom of Thessalonica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boniface of Montferrat, the leader of the crusade, was expected by both the Crusaders and Byzantines to become the new emperor after the conquest of Constantinople in 1204.
Boniface's rule lasted less than two years before he was ambushed by Kaloyan of Bulgaria and killed on September 4, 1207.
The kingdom was claimed by titular kings of the house of Montferrat until 1284 and also by the Dukes of Burgundy; Baldwin II of Constantinople had promised the title to Hugh IV should he regain the Latin Empire.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Boniface of Montferrat
Despite these illustrious family connections, Boniface had nothing to recommend him as a leader of the Crusades: he had little to no military experience, and was more notable as a patron of troubadors, including Raimbaut de Vacqueiras, who accompanied him on the expedition.
Boniface remarried with a daughter of Umberto III, count of Savoie, Aosta and Moriana.
Boniface was killed in an ambush by the Bulgarians on September 4, 1207, and his head was sent to Bulgarian Tsar Kaloyan.
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 Boniface of Montferrat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boniface's youthful exploits in the late 1170s are recalled in the famous Epic Letter, "Valen marques, senher de Monferrat", by his good friend and court troubador Raimbaut de Vaqueiras.
Boniface defeated the cities at Montiglio in June that year, but the war as a whole went badly for the dynasty's interests.
Boniface's family was well-established in the east; his oldest brother William was the father of King Baldwin V of Jerusalem, and his brother Conrad had been the brother-in-law of Isaac II Angelus, and then briefly King of Jerusalem in the Third Crusade.
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 Encyclopedia article: Boniface of Montferrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Boniface of Montferrat (died 1207) was marquis of Montferrat (additional info and facts about Montferrat) and the leader of the Fourth Crusade (A Crusade from 1202 to 1204 that was diverted into a battle for Constantinople and failed to recapture Jerusalem).
Boniface was a cousin of Philip of Swabia (additional info and facts about Philip of Swabia), who was married to Irene, a sister of the deposed Byzantine emperor (additional info and facts about Byzantine emperor) Isaac II Angelus (additional info and facts about Isaac II Angelus).
Boniface founded the Kingdom of Thessalonica (additional info and facts about Kingdom of Thessalonica) and also held territory in Crete (The largest Greek island in the Mediterranean; site of the Minoan civilization that reached its peak in 1600 BC), though he later sold Crete to the Venetians.
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 Conrad of Montferrat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Conrad of Montferrat was one of the major participants in the Third Crusade, and was briefly king of Jerusalem in 1192.
Conrad's brother Boniface of Montferrat was the leader of the Fourth Crusade.
Their brother Rainier was a son-in-law of Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus, and another brother, William, was the first husband of Sibylla and father of Baldwin V of Jerusalem.
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 Boniface of Montferrat
Boniface of Montferrat was the leader of the Fourth Crusade.
Boniface had a claim to Thessalonika through another brother, Rainier, a son-in-law of Manuel I Comnenus.
Boniface founded a kingdom in Thessalonika and Crete (though he later sold Crete to the Venetians), but was killed in battle with the Bulgarians in 1207.
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 MONTFERRAT, COURT OF - LoveToKnow Article on MONTFERRAT, COURT OF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
MONTFERRAT, COUNT OF, a title derived from a territory south of the Po and east of Turin, and held by a family who were in the I2th century one of the most considerable in Lombardy.
In 1147 a count of Montferrat took part in the Second Crusade; but the connection with the Holy Land begins to be intimate in 1176.
This was Boniface of Montferrat, the younger brother of Conrad, who was chosen leader of the Fourth Crusade in 1201, on the death of Theobald of Champagne.
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 Wikinfo | Fourth Crusade
Boniface and the other leaders sent envoys to Venice, Genoa, and other city-states to negotiate a contract for transportation to Egypt, the object of their crusade; one of the envoys was the historian Geoffrey of Villehardouin.
Boniface may also have had in mind the former land holdings of his brother Conrad of Montferrat, who had married a daughter of emperor Manuel I Comnenus but had been driven out of the empire around 1190.
Boniface was not elected as the new emperor, although the citizens seemed to consider him as such; the Venetians thought he had too many connections with the former empire because of his brother's land holdings, and instead placed Baldwin of Flanders on the throne.
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 Fourth Crusade
Due to the preaching of Fulk of Neuilly[?], a Crusading army was finally organized at a tournament held at Ecry by Count Thibaud[?] of Champagne in 1199.
By 1201 this army was collected at Venice under the leadership of Boniface of Montferrat, with arrangements for the Venetians to transport them to Egypt.
At Zara, Boniface rejoined the fleet after his visit with his cousin Philip of Swabia, where he had also met with Alexius Angelus, the son of the deposed Byzantine emporor Isaac II, and brother-in-law of Philip.
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 The Fourth Crusade and the Fall of Constantinople
The debt was still enormous, and Boniface proposed that the Crusaders deviate to Byzantium and put young Alexios on his father’s throne.
The official leaders of the Crusade, Boniface of Montferrat and Count Baldwin of Flanders were rival contenders for election as Emperor.
Boniface of Montferrat secured a kingdom in Thessaloniki and made his vassals rulers of small independent realms.
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 Chronology -- Years of Upheaval (2): The Years 1201-1216   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Boniface of Montferrat marries Isaac II's widow, Margaret-Maria of Hungary, in hopes of strengthening his claim to the throne of the Latin Empire.
Boniface instead is authorized to take Thessalonica as the basis for a new kingdom in Greece, and he sells Crete (which he had received as a fief from Alexius IV) to the Venetians.
Boniface of Montferrat marches with his army into central Greece, captures Thebes and Athens, and besieges Leon Sgouros, Archon of Nauplia, in the fortress of Acrocorinth (spring).
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 Amapá : Amapa
Of the rejoicings and feasting there is no need to Marquis Boniface of Montferrat and Count Louis of Blois and Chartres and ceremonies of the coronation, he was taken in great pomp, and with feastings were over he began to discuss his affairs.
Boniface the Marquis of Montferrat called upon him to carry out the other side of the straits towards Turkey and the Isle of Greece.
And when the Marquis of Montferrat saw that the besought him, in exchange for this land, to bestow upon him.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Conrad of Montferrat
Conrad was a younger son of Margrave William III of Montferrat, "the Old", and his wife the Babenberg lady Julitta or Judith of Austria, an aunt of the Hohenstaufen Emperor Frederick Barbarossa through his grandmother Agnes's second marriage, and thus from so-called Salian Emperors of Germany.
However, the timing of the murder, and its consequences - the pregnant Isabella was married off almost immediately to Richard's nephew Henry II of Champagne, to the shock of Arab commentators - suggest that Frankish politics may have played a part.
In Montferrat he was succeeded by Boniface, but his own heiress was born posthumously: a daughter Maria of Montferrat, who in 1205 became Queen of Jerusalem.
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 Fourth Crusade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Crusaders then chose Boniface of Montferrat (a marquisate in northwestern Italy) as their leader.
Although he was killed in 1183, Renier may have been given rulership over Thessalonica by Emperor Manuel, and Boniface may have from the beginning had his eye on recovering what he regarded as a family estate.
One other connection was made with Boniface: he was a close friend to Philip of Swabia, who was married to Irene, the deposed Isaac Angelus' sister.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Geoffroi de Villehardouin
After the death of Thibaud III he assisted in electing Boniface de Montferrat as leader of the Crusade (1201).
He took part in the expedition against the Bulgars (1205) and, after the defeat of the Crusaders at Adrianople (April, 1205) and the disappearance of the emperor, he rallied the army and valiantly directed its retreat.
His account of the Conquest of Constantinople, "dictated" to him after 1207, is a narration of all the events in which the author took part and of which he was a witness.
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 The Fourth Crusade and the Latin empire of Constantinople (from Crusades) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Unfortunately, Thibaut of Champagne died before the Crusaders departed for Venice, and the barons turned to Boniface of Montferrat, whose involvement as leader of the Crusade proved to be fateful.
His brother, Conrad of Montferrat, had received the crown of Jerusalem only to be murdered by the Assassins shortly thereafter.
Boniface was also the vassal of Philip of Swabia, who was a contender for the German throne and the son-in-law of Isaac II.
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 Fall of Constantinople, 1204
The Marquis Boniface of Montferrat guarded the camp towards the fields, with the division of the Burgundians and the division of the men of Champagne.
At the same time that this palace was surrendered to the Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, did the palace of Blachernae surrender to Henry, the brother of Count Baldwin of Flanders, on condition that no hurt should be done to the bodies of those who were therein.
Marquis Boniface of Montferrat married the empress who had been the wife of the Emperor Isaac, and was sister to the King of Hungary.
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
'''William of Montferrat''' (early 1140s-1177), also called William Longsword (but not related to the other men of William Longsword the same name), was the eldest son of William V of Montferrat William V, Marquess of Montferrat and Judith of Babenberg.
He was the elder brother of Conrad of Montferrat Conrad, Boniface of Montferrat Boniface, and Renier of Montferrat Renier, and a cousin of both Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor and Louis VII of France.
In 1176 William was chosen by Raymond III of Tripoli Raymond III, county of Tripoli count of Tripoli, and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem Baldwin IV, kingdom of Jerusalem king of Jerusalem, to marry Baldwin's sister Sibylla of Jerusalem Sibylla.
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On the death of Thibaud the crusaders chose as his successor Boniface, Marquis of Montferrat, and cousin of Philip of Swabia, then in open conflict with the pope.
Dandolo, Doge of Venice, refused the honour, and Boniface of Montferrat was not considered.
Constantinople and the empire were divided among the emperor, the Venetians, and the chief crusaders; the Marquis of Montferrat received Thessalonica and Macedonia, with the title of king; Henry of Flanders became Lord of Adramyttion; Louis of Blois was made Duke of Nicæa, and fiefs were bestowed upon six hundred knights.
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 HighBeam Research: Library Search: Results   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Montferrat was created a marquisate held by the Aleramo family, and its rulers...
He travelled widely with Guillaume des Baux, Prince of Orange, and the Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, and died in Thessalonki, Greece.
It became the capital of the marquisate of Montferrat in 1435 and was strongly fortified.
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The Marquis Boniface of Montferrat rode all along the shore to the palace of Bucoleon, and when he arrived there it surrendered, on condition that the lives of all therein should be spared.
Then was it proclaimed throughout the host by the Marquis Boniface of Montferrat, who was lord of the host, and by the barons, and by the Doge of Venice, that all the booty should be collected and brou-ht together, as had been covenanted under oath and pain of excommunication.
A cry of joy was raised in the palace, and they bore the count out of the palace, and the Marquis Boniface of Montferrat bore him on one side to the church, and showed him all the honour he could.
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 The Byzantine Empire during the Crusades   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Geoffrey of Villehardouin (nephew of the historian) landed at Methone and began the conquest of the Morea.
February 1207, Henry marries Agnes, daughter of Boniface of Montferrat.
Summer, Boniface is killed in a skirmish with Bulgars.
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Despotate of Epirus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
At first Michael allied with Boniface of Montferrat, but then went to Epirus, where he considered himself the Byzantine governor of the old province of Nicopolis and revolted against Boniface.
Epirus soon became the new home of many Greek refugees from Constantinople, Thessaly, and the Peloponnese, and Michael was described as a second Noah, rescuing men from the Latin flood.
Meanwhile Boniface's relatives from Montferrat made claims to Epirus as well, and in 1210 Michael allied with the Venetians and attacked Boniface's Kingdom of Thessalonica.
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THE CRUSADERS OCCUPY THE CITY The Marquis Boniface of Montferrat rode all along the shore to the condition that the lives of all therein should be spared.
DIVISION OF THE SPOIL Then was it proclaimed throughout the host by the Marquis Boniface of Doge of Venice, that all the booty should be collected and brou-ht excommunication.
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 MONTFERRAT, COUNT OF - Online Information article about MONTFERRAT, COUNT OF
Boniface of Montferrat, the younger brother of Conrad, who was chosen See also:
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house of Montferrat its connexion with the East.
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