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Raynald Châtillon (abt. 1125 - 1187)

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Raynald (Renaud) Châtillon aka de Châtillon
Born about in Chatillon-sur-Marne, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1153 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1177 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Alleppo, Syriamap
Profile last modified 18 Nov 2019 | Created 24 Feb 2012 | Last significant change: 22 May 2020
18:45: Isaac Taylor posted a comment on the page for Raynald Châtillon (abt.1125-1187) [Thank Isaac for this]
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Raynald was captured in 1160 and spent the next sixteen years in a prison in Aleppo.


Renaud De Chatillon
Reinaldo De Antioquia (chatillon)


about 1125, Chatillon-sur-Marne, France
about 1125 (info box/intro; text says c1123)[1]


Prince of Antioch


4 JUL 1187


  • Real Crusades History: Raynald of Châtillon - The Untold Truth
  • Ancestry Family Trees (Provo, UT, USA: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.
  1. Wikipedia: Raynald of Châtillon (accessed 26 Dec. 2018), citing, for the c1123 birth date:
    • Hamilton, Bernard (2000). The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-64187-6.

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Supporting Donzy origin:

1) Van Houts, Elisabeth ed. 'Anglo-Norman Studies XXXVIII: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2015'

2) Cawley, FMG:

"[T]he 1086 charter of Geoffroy [II] de Donzy, which also names his nepos Renaud son of Robert de Châtillon[678]. The word nepos is of course difficult to translate in this document. However, it is unlikely that Robert de Châtillon could have been the brother of Geoffroy [II] de Donzy as he is not mentioned in the charter dated 1055 which names Geoffroy and his three brothers. It is suggested therefore that the relationship is best explained if Robert married Geoffroy’s sister.] Robert & his wife had one child: a) RENAUD de Châtillon (-after 1086). Geoffroy [II] de Donzy is named with his three sons in a 1086 charter, which also names his nepos Renaud son of Robert de Châtillon[679]."

Note Cawley says explicitly, his origins uncertain, here:

3) Hamilton, Bernard 'The Leper King and His Heirs: Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem'

Also, here is a non-source (ahistory, non-geneaology) narrative summary via lens of Ridley Scott's fictional movie Kingdom of Heaven:

posted by Isaac Taylor
Why does Wikitree say he's the son of Herve II de Donzy, but we say he's in the direct line of a buncha de Chatillions?
posted by Isaac Taylor
Bumping this up six months later. What primary source or reputable secondary researcher (not Wikipedia or Ancestry trees etc) supports the linked parents?
posted by Isaac Taylor

Renaud is 28 degrees from Donald Howard, 23 degrees from Julia Howe and 12 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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