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Bohemund IV of Antioch
Bohemund IV of Antioch (d.1233), also know as the One-Eyed, was ruler of the principality of Antioch (a crusader state) between 1201 and 1216, and again from 1219 until his death. He was also count of Tripoli from 1187.
Bohemund IV was the son of Bohemund III of Antioch by his second wife Orguilleuse . The first part of his rule was marked by internal dynastic conflicts. Bohemund III had grandson, Raymond-Roupen of Antioch, from his eldest son Raymond of Antioch, who was considered by many as the rightful heir to Antioch. Despite the fact that Raymond-Roupen was excluded from the succession, Bohemund IV lost the principality to his nephew, supported by Leo II of Armenia, between 1216 and 1219.
Bohemund proved to be an erractic ally, changing his vows of fidelity in whichever way he considered the best interest for his principality. An example was first the alliance then desertion of the troops of Frederick II Hohenstauffen, during the Sixth Crusade of 1228/1229. He was also a fierceful enemy of the Knights Hospitaller and due to this he was excommunicated in 1230 by Pope Gregory IX.
Bohemund married Plaisance of Gibelet and had at least three sons: Henry of Antioch (father of king Hugh III of Cyprus and I of Jerusalem), Philip of Antioch, who married Isabella of Armenia, and Bohemund, who succeeded him.
| Preceded by:|
| Prince of Antioch|
| Succeeded by:|
|Raymond-Roupen|| Prince of Antioch|
|Raymond III||Count of Tripoli|
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