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  • ID: I2883
  • Name: Constance of Antioch
  • Surname: Antioch
  • Given Name: Constance of
  • _AKA: Constance de Hauteville
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1127 in Antioch
  • Death: 1163
  • Reference Number: 1228
  • _UID: 0F83B6570A1B2D46AA77DFB9028F1A11AC37
  • Note:
    BIOGRAPHY: Constance of Antioch (1127) was the ruler of the principality of Antioch from 113 0 to her death. The only daughter of Bohemund II of Antioch by his wife Alice , princess of J erusalem, she became princess of Antioch when she was only four-years-old, under the regenc y of Baldwin II of Jerusalem and Fulk of Jerusalem. Her mother Alice did not want the princip ality to pass to Constance, preferring to rule in her own name. Alice attempted to ally wit h the Muslim atabeg of Mosul, Zengi, offering to marry Constance to a Muslim prince, but th e plan was foiled by Alice's father Baldwin, who exiled her from Antioch. In 1135 Alice attem pted once again to take control of the principality, and sought a husband for Constance in Ma nuel Comnenus, at that time the heir to the Byzantine throne. Fulk (who, with Baldwin'd daugh ter, had succeeded Baldwin) exiled her again and re-established the regency for Constance. I n 1136, while still a child, Constance was married to Raymond of Poitiers, whom the noble sup porters of the regency had secretly summoned from Europe; Alice was tricked into believing Ra ymond was going to marry her, and, humiliated, left Antioch for good when the marriage was pe rformed. From this union three children were born:
    Bohemund III of Antioch, who succeeded her in 1163
    Maria of Antioch (1145-1182), married (rechristened as "Xena") to Manuel I Comnenus
    Philippa of Antioch, mistress to Andronicus I Comnenus

    BIOGRAPHY: In 1149, Raymond died in the battle of Inab and Constance remarried in 1153 to Ray nald of Chatillon, who also became co-ruler of Antioch. Constance had two daughters from Rayn ald:
    Agnes (1154-1184), married king Bela III of Hungary
    Alix, married Azzo V d'Este
  • Change Date: 1 Mar 2008 at 00:00:00

    Father: Bohemond II of Antioch b: 1108 in San Marco Argentano , Cozenza, Calabria, Italy
    Mother: Alice of Jerusalem Priness of Antioch b: ABT 1110 in Jerusalem

    Marriage 1 Raymond of Poitiers Prince of Antioch b: ABT 1100 in Aquitaine, France
    • Married: in Antioch
    1. Has Children Bohemund III of Antioch b: 1144 in Antioch, Holy Land
    2. Has Children Maria of Antioch b: 1145 in Antioch
    3. Has Children Agnes of Antioch b: ABT 1149
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