Person:Eustache III de Boulogne (1)

Eustache III de Boulogne
d.1125 or after
m. Dec 1057
  1. Ida van BoulogneEst 1052 - Abt 1106
  2. Baldwin I of Jerusalem1058 - 1118
  3. Godfrey of BouillonEst 1060 - 1100
  4. Geoffrey de BoulogneAbt 1062 - Aft 1100
  5. Eustache III de Boulogne1070 -
m. 1102
  1. Unknown de Boulogne, maleAbt 1103 -
  2. Matilda de Boulogne1103 - 1152
Facts and Events
Name[7] Eustache III de Boulogne
Alt Name Eustace III of Boulogne
Alt Name Conde Eustache Boulogne
Gender Male
Alt Birth[7] 1059 Boulogne, Vendée, France
Birth? abt 1070/1080 Boulogne, Vendée, France
Alt Birth? Abt 1080
Title (nobility)[7] 1088 Comte de Boulogne
Marriage 1102 to Mary of Scotland
Death[2][7] 1125 or after
Reference Number? Q354338?

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Eustace III (died c. 1125) was the count of Boulogne from 1087, succeeding his father Count Eustace II. His mother was Ida of Lorraine.

In 1088, Eustace supported the rebellion against William II of England in favour of Robert Curthose.

Eustace participated in the First Crusade of 1096 along with his brothers Godfrey of Bouillon (duke of Lower Lotharingia) and Baldwin of Boulogne. It is unclear whether he travelled eastward with his brother Godfrey's or Robert Curthose's army. His contingent included Hugh II of Saint-Pol and his son Engelrand, Eustace I Granarius, lord of Sidon and Caesarea, Fulk of Guînes, and Hugh of Robecq (Rebecques), lord of Hebron. Throughout the crusade Eustace assisted Godfrey. Eustace was present at the Siege of Nicaea (May–June 1097), helped rescue Bohemund of Taranto's beleaguered troops at the Battle of Dorylaeum (July 1, 1097), defeated an enemy ambush during the Siege of Antioch and was one of the commanders during the capture of Antioch on June 3, 1098.

Eustace was a member of the council held at Ruj on January 4, 1099, mediating in the conflict over the control of Antioch between Bohemund of Taranto and Raymond IV of Toulouse. Early December 1098 Eustace joined Raymond's attack on Maarrat al-Nu'man and an attack on Nablus in July 1099. He gained notoriety for his actions during the Siege of Jerusalem fighting relentlessly from a siege tower along with his brother Godfrey and the warriors they commanded. They were among the first to breach Jerusalem's city walls and participated in the ensuing massacre. Finally Eustace commanded a division of the crusader army during the Battle of Ascalon.

While his brothers stayed in the Holy Land, Eustace returned to administer his domains. To commemorate Eustace's crusading adventures the mint at Boulogne struck silver coins with a lion above the walls of Jerusalem stamped on the obverse.

Eustace married Mary, daughter of King Malcolm III of Scotland and Saint Margaret of Scotland. Eustace and Mary had one daughter:

When his youngest brother king Baldwin I of Jerusalem died in 1118, the elderly Eustace was offered the throne. Eustace was at first uninterested, but was convinced to accept it; he travelled all the way to Apulia before learning that a distant relative, Baldwin of Bourcq, had been crowned in the meantime. Eustace returned to Boulogne and died about 1125.

On his death the county of Boulogne was inherited by his daughter, Matilda, and her husband Stephen de Blois, count of Mortain, afterwards king of England.

Eustace founded the Cluniac house of Rumilly and was patron of the Knights Templar.

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  1.   Eustace III of Boulogne, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Scottish Kings, Scot. 28, p. 32.
  3.   Scots Peerage, Scot 2b, v. 1, p. 2.
  4.   Burke's Peerage, Eng. P, 1949, pref. p. 252, 286.
  5.   Anderson's Royal Gen., Eng. 132, p. 388, 757.
  6.   EUSTACHE (III) de Boulogne, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Biographie en Wikipédia FR, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia
    [[1]], trouvée 2015.

    Eustache III de Boulogne (av. 1060 – Rumilly, peu après 1125), fut comte de Boulogne de 1088 à 1125. Il était fils d'Eustache II et de Sainte Ide de Boulogne.