Person:Constance, Princess of Antioch (1)

Constance _____, Princess of Antioch
m. Oct 1126
  1. Constance _____, Princess of Antioch1127 - 1163
  1. Bohemond III _____, Prince of Antioch1144 - 1201
  2. Maria _____, of Antioch1145 - 1182
  3. Philippa of Antioch1148 - 1178
m. 1182
  1. Agnes de Chatillon-sur-Loing, Queen Of Hungary1154 - 1184
  2. Jeanne of Antioch
Facts and Events
Name Constance _____, Princess of Antioch
Gender Female
Birth[1] 1127 Antioch, Turkey
Alt Marriage Abt 1152 to Raynald of Châtillon
Death[1] 1163 Antioch, Turkey
Marriage 1182 Versailles,Seine-Et-Oise,,Franceto Raynald of Châtillon
Reference Number? Q238609?


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Constance of Hauteville (1128–1163) was the ruling Princess of Antioch from 1130 to 1163. She was the only child of Bohemond II of Antioch by his wife, Alice of Jerusalem. Constance succeeded her father at the age of two, after he fell in battle, although his cousin, Roger II of Sicily, laid claim to Antioch. Her mother assumed the regency, but the Antiochene noblemen replaced her with her father (Constance's grandfather), Baldwin II of Jerusalem. After he died in 1131, Alice again tried to take control of the government, but the Antiochene barons acknowledged the right of her brother-in-law, Fulk of Anjou, to rule as regent for Constance.

Constance was given in marriage to Raymond of Poitiers in 1136. During the subsequent years, Raymond ruled Antioch while Constance gave birth to four children. After Raymond was murdered after a battle in 1149, Fulk of Anjou's son, Baldwin III of Jerusalem, assumed the regency. He tried to persuade Constance to remarry, but she did not accept his candidates. She also refused to marry a middle-aged relative of the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Komnenus. Finally, she found a love interest and was married to Raynald of Châtillon, a knight from France, in 1153.

After her second husband fell into captivity around 11601161, Constance wanted to rule Antioch alone, but BaldwinIII of Jerusalem declared her fifteen-year-old son, Bohemond III, the lawful prince. Constance disregarded this declaration and took control of the administration of the principality with the assistance of Emperor Manuel. Constance was dethroned in favor of her son shortly before her death.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Constance, Princess of Antioch, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.