Thibaut de Blaison [Blason, Blazon]
- Theodore Karp
(d after March 1229). French trouvère. He was Seneschal of Poitou, and of a noble family with holdings in Blason and Mirabel; his uncle, Maurice, was Bishop of Poitiers. Thibaut was among the negotiators of the truce of 1214 between King Philip II Augustus of France and King John of England. Together with Hue de la Ferté, he was among the nobles at the coronation of Louis IX (St Louis). He took part in a crusade against the Moors in 1212, and participated in the siege of Toulouse in 1218 during the Albigensian crusade. His name appears with that of Amauri de Craon (also a trouvère) in a document of 1219. Thibaut IV, King of Navarre, dedicated a song, De ma dame souvenir (R.1467), to Thibaut de Blaison; he also based a religious poem (R.1475) on the structure and melody of Thibaut de Blaison’s ...