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Raoul de Soissonslocked

  • Theodore Karp

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(b ?1210–15; d 1270, or shortly thereafter). French trouvère. The second son of Count Raoul le Bon of Soissons, he became Sire de Coeuvres in 1232. He took part in three crusades, the first led by Thibaut IV in 1239. During his ensuing stay in Cyprus, Raoul married Queen Alix, thus becoming a claimant to the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He returned to France after ...

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