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Hugues IV DE ST-POL

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  • Nom Hugues IV DE ST-POL 
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    ID personne I181070  Ma genealogie
    Dernière modif. 23 oct 2017 

    Père Bernard Atchez Joseph BARIL 
    Mère Rollande FOREST 
    ID Famille F68153  Feuille familiale  |  Tableau de famille

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      BIOGRAPHY
      Hugues was the son of Anselme Candav?ene, comte de St.Pol, and his wife Mathilde. Before 28 April in 1180 he married Jolande de Hainault, widow of Ives II de Nesle, comte de Soissons, and daughter of Baudouin IV, Graaf van Henegouwen, and Adele/Ermesinde de Namur. Of their two children Elisabeth would have progeny, marrying Gaucher III de Ch?atillon who became comte de St.Pol in her name.

      Also in 1180 Hugues was a guest at the wedding in Bapaume of Philippe II August, king of France, and Jolande's niece Isabelle van Vlaanderen, comtesse d'Artois. From 1190 Hugues participated in the Third Crusade in the retinue of Philippe d'Alsace, Graaf van Vlaanderen.

      Hugues feuded with Renaud I de Dammartin, comte de Boulogne, comte d'Aumale, and openly made war on him even when the royal court was staying in Saint-Pol in 1197.

      In 1200 Hugues again took up the cross and from 1202 he joined Baudouin VI-IX, Graaf van Vlaanderen, on the Fourth Crusade. During the siege of Zara he agreed to the request of Alexios IV Angelos for the crusade to be refocused onto the conquest of Constantinople. In several letters to the courts of Western Europe Hugues reported on the first siege of Constantinople in 1203 and finally the conquest of the city in 1204. His letter of 18 July 1203 addressed to Hendrik I, duke of Brabant was the first report of this crusade to reach the West. At the coronation of Baudouin VI-IX as emperor of Constantinople Hugues acted as sword-bearer.

      Hugues died at Didymotika in February 1205. His body was said to have been transferred to the abbey of Cercamp, though the crusader and chronicler Geoffroy de Villehardouin wrote that he was buried in the monastery of St.George of Mangana in Constantinople.