Conrad of Montferrat
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Conrad of Montferrat

Noble + Major + King
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Hometown Montferrat
Died Apr 28, 1192
Death Place Acre, Israel

Conrad of Montferrat (mid-1140s %E2%80%93 28 April 1192) was a northern Italian nobleman, one of the major participants in the Third Crusade. He was the de facto King of Jerusalem, by marriage, from 24 November 1190, but officially elected only in 1192, days before his death. He was also marquis of Montferrat from 1191.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1140 Birth Born in 1140.

TWENTIES

1160 20 Years Old Conrad was born in Montferrat, which is now a region of Piedmont, in northwest Italy. The exact place and year are unknown. He is first mentioned in a charter in 1160, when serving at the court of his maternal uncle, Conrad, Bishop of Passau, later Archbishop of Salzburg. (He may have been named after him, or after his mother's half-brother, Conrad III of Germany.) … Read More

THIRTIES

1179 39 Years Old 1 More Event
He was active in diplomacy from his twenties, and became an effective military commander, campaigning alongside other members of his family in the struggles with the Lombard League. He first married an unidentified lady, possibly a daughter of Count Meinhard I of Görz (It: Gorizia), before 1179, but she was dead by the end of 1186, without leaving any surviving issue.

FORTIES

1180 40 Years Old He defeated them at Camerino in September, taking the Chancellor hostage. (He had previously been a hostage of the Chancellor.) He left the captive in his brother Boniface's care and went to Constantinople to be rewarded by the Emperor, returning to Italy shortly after Manuel's death in 1180. … Read More
1186 46 Years Old In the winter of 1186–1187, Isaac II Angelus offered his sister Theodora, as a bride to Conrad's younger brother Boniface, to renew the Byzantine alliance with Montferrat, but Boniface was married.
1187 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Conrad, recently widowed, had taken the cross, intending to join his father in the Kingdom of Jerusalem; instead, he accepted Isaac's offer and returned to Constantinople in spring 1187. … Read More
1188 48 Years Old …  But he had succeeded in calling Saladin's bluff: the old Marquis William was released, unharmed, at Tortosa in 1188, and returned to his son. … Read More
1189 49 Years Old 1 More Event
A year later, in 1189, Guy, accompanied by his brother Geoffrey, appeared at Tyre and demanded that Conrad hand over the keys to the city to him. … Read More

FIFTIES

…  He was the de facto King of Jerusalem, by marriage, from 24 November 1190, but officially elected only in 1192, days before his death.
He was also marquis of Montferrat from 1191. … Read More
1192 52 Years Old Died in 1192.
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