Reginald II, Count of Bar

Reginald II of Bar (French: Renaut or Renaud) (died 25 July 1170) was a Count of Bar and Lord of Mousson from 1149 till his death. He was the son of Reginald I, Count of Bar and lord of Mousson, and Giselle of Vaudémont.

Reginald II, Count of Bar
Died(1170-07-25)25 July 1170
Noble familyHouse of Montbéliard
Spouse(s)Agnes of Champagne
FatherReginald I of Bar
MotherGiselle of Vaudémont

In 1135, he attended the Council of Hugh of Metz with his father and brother. He took part in the second crusade with his father and brother Theodoric in 1147. His father died during his return. He reestablished wars against his traditional enemies, the Duke of Lorraine and the bishop of Metz.

He was attacked in 1152, escaped to the Abbey of Saint-Mihiel and was excommunicated. After that, Reginald had to make amends to have his excommunication lifted. In 1170, Reginald died, to be succeeded by his eldest son, Henry, as Count of Bar and Lord of Mousson.

Marriage and childrenEdit

He was married in 1155 to Agnes of Champagne (died 1207),[1] daughter of Theobald II (IV), Count of Blois and Champagne and Matilda of Carinthia, and had the following issue:


  1. ^ a b c d e Margot Elsbeth Fassler, The Virgin of Chartres: Making History Through Liturgy and the Arts, (Yale University Press, 2010), 457 note6.
Reginald II, Count of Bar
 Died: 25 July 1170
Preceded by Count of Bar
Succeeded by
Lord of Mousson