John of Brienne (c. 1170 – 19–23 March 1237), also known as John I, was King of Jerusalem from 1210 to 1225 and Latin Emperor of Constantinople from 1229 to 1237. He was the youngest son of Erard II of Brienne , a wealthy nobleman in Champagne .
John of Brienne. As portrayed by George Tralka Jr. John of Brienne was born in about 1170 CE. He was the youngest son of a minor noble, Count Erard II of Brienne. As a youngest son, he would have been left without inheritance of property, on account of primogeniture, meaning that only the eldest son inherits property from his father.
John of Brienne (brēĕn´), c.1170–1237, French crusader. He was a count and in 1210 married Mary, titular queen of Jerusalem. Mary died in 1212, and their daughter, Yolande (1212–28), succeeded to the title under John's regency.
John, byname John of Brienne, French Jean de Brienne, (born c. 1170—died March 1237, Constantinople, Byzantine Empire [now Istanbul, Turkey]), count of Brienne who became titular king of Jerusalem (1210–25) and Latin emperor of Constantinople (1231–37).
John of Brienne (c. 1170 – 27 March 1237) was a French nobleman who became John I King of Jerusalem by marriage, and was later invited to become John I Latin Emperor of Constantinople. He was the second son of Erard II, count of Brienne, in Champagne, and of Agnes de Montfaucon.
In his long career, John of Brienne was successively regent and effective count of Brienne, king of Jerusalem and emperor of Constantinople, as well as quasi-leader of the Fifth Crusade, itinerant crusade propagandist, rector of the lands of St Peter and commander of papal forces in the war of the keys against Frederick II.
John of Brienne ( c. 1170 – 19–23 March 1237), also known as John I, was King of Jerusalem from 1210 to 1225 and Latin Emperor of Constantinople from 1229 to 1237. He was the youngest son of Erard II of Brienne, a wealthy nobleman in Champagne.
John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem, Emperor of Constantinople, c.1175–1237 - Guy Perry - Google Books Books View sample Add to my library Write review John of Brienne: King of Jerusalem,...
This biographical study of aristocratic social and geographical mobility in the 'Age of the Crusades' reassesses John's fascinating life, and explores how families and dynasticism, politics, intrigue, religion and war all contributed to John's unprecedented career.
John of Brienne's progress, from mid-ranking knightly status to king of Jerusalem and, later, Latin emperor of Constantinople, traces one of the most remarkable careers in the entire medieval period. But how and why did he achieve such heights?