Henry II, Count of Bar

Henry II of Bar in French Henri II de Bar, in German Heinrich II von Bar (1190–13 November 1239) was a Count of Bar who reigned from 1214 to 1239. He was son of Count Theobald I of Bar and his first wife, Ermesinde of Bar-sur-Seine.[1] Henry was killed on 13 November 1239 during the Barons' Crusade, when he diverted several hundred crusaders from the main army under Theobald I of Navarre to fight a force of Ayyubid Muslims at Gaza.[2]

Henri II, Count of Bar
Died(1239-11-13)13 November 1239
Noble familyMontbéliard
Spouse(s)Philippa de Dreux
FatherTheobald I, Count of Bar
MotherErmesinde of Bar-sur-Seine

Spouse and childrenEdit

In 1219 he married Philippa de Dreux (1192–1242),[3] the daughter of Robert II of Dreux.[4]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Péporté 2011, p. 81.
  2. ^ Burgtorf 2011, p. 332.
  3. ^ Lower 2005, p. 48.
  4. ^ a b Richard 1983, p. xxviii.
  5. ^ Gade 1951, p. 96.


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  • Gade, John A. (1951). Luxemburg in the Middle Ages. E.J. Brill.
  • Lower, Michael (2005). The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences. University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • Péporté, P. (2011). Historiography, Collective Memory and Nation-Building in Luxembourg. Brill.
  • Richard, Jean (1983). Lloyd, Simon (ed.). Saint Louis, Crusader King of France. Translated by Birrell, Jean. Cambridge University Press.