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Enguerrand II de Coucy, Sire de Coucy et Marle

Male Abt 1110 - Abt 1147  (~ 37 years)

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  • Name Enguerrand II de Coucy 
    Suffix Sire de Coucy et Marle 
    Born Abt 1110 
    Gender Male 
    History Enguerrand was born about 1110, the son of Thomas de Marle, sire de Coucy et Marle, comte d\'Amiens, and his third wife Mélesinde de Crécy. He was known as Enguerrand II de Coucy, dit de La Fère ou de Marle, seigneur de Coucy, de Marle, de La Fère, de Crécy (sur-Serre), de Vervins, de Pinon, de Landouzy (la-Ville), de Fontaine (lès-Vervins), and a few other lordships.

    In contrast to his father, a notorious robber-lord, Enguerrand quietly concentrated on the management of his estates. With his mother he restored all the church properties which had been seized by his father.

    In 1132 Enguerrand married Agnes de Beaugency, a first cousin of Louis VII, and daughter of Raoul I, sire de Beaugency and Mathilde/Mahaut de Vermandois. Agnes\'s father was the brother of Philippe I of France. Enguerrand and Agnes had two sons, Raoul and Enguerrand, of whom Raoul would have progeny.

    Enguerrand greatly enjoyed hunting in his woods, where legend has it that he killed a wild animal (possibly a lion) which was terrorising the neighbourhood.

    He went on the Second Crusade (1147-1149), along with his brother-in-law Evrard III de Breteuil, comte de Breteuil, to accompany Louis VII and Emperor Konrad III. Enguerrand and Evrard died together about 1147 near Laodicea in Asia Minor.  [1
    Died Abt 1147  near Laodicea in Asia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3301  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 4 May 2018 

    Father Thomas de Marle, Sire de Coucy et Marle, Comte d\'Amiens,   b. Abt 1060, Coucy, Ardennes Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1129/1130  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Melesinde de Crecy,   d. Aft 1147 
    Family ID F2183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes de Beaugency,   b. Abt 1108 
    Married 1132 
    +1. Raoul de Coucy, Sire de Coucy et Marle,   b. 1134,   d. Nov 1191, Acre Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 3 May 2018 
    Family ID F2179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00028227&tree=LEO.