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Thierry d'Orca (French: Thierry d'Orgue or Their d'Orguenes, Latin: Theodoricus de Orca, before 1174-1207) was Lord of Arsuf for marriage in the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Thierry was probably a French knight who came with the Third Crusade to the Holy Land in 1190. Their origin is unknown.

It was among the retinue of Count Henry II of Champagne, who ascended as King of Jerusalem in 1192. This allowed him to marry Melisende, the heiress of the Lordship of Arsuf.[1]

With Melisande had seven daughters, who were killed before him.[2] Thus died without heirs in 1207. After his death, his widow married with John of Ibelin, the "Old Lord of Beirut."

ReferencesEdit

  1. Cf. Hans Eberhard Mayer: Die Kreuzfahrerstaaten als multikulturelle Gesellschaft. volumne 37 of the Schriften des Historischen Kollegs. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, 1997, ISBN 3486562576, p. 15.
  2. Cf. Lignages d’Outre-Mer. Marciana Ms Francese 20, CC.LXXXVIII, p. 63.

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