Monday, September 20, 2004

Robert Ii

Byname  Robert The Jerusalemite,  French  Robert Le Hierosolymitain,  Dutch  Robrecht Van Jeruzalem  count of Flanders (1093–1111), one of the most celebrated of crusaders. The son of Robert I, he sailed for the Holy Land on the First Crusade in 1096 and earned fame perhaps second only to that of Godfrey of Bouillon. Returning to Flanders in 1100, he fought with his suzerain, Louis VI the Fat of France, against the English and was drowned in 1111 by the breaking of a bridge. He was succeeded

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