Renaud of Briel
|Renaud of Briel|
|Baron of Karytaina|
|Successor||Hugh of Briel|
Hailing from Briel-sur-Barse in the French province of Champagne, Renaud had accompanied Geoffrey of Villehardouin on the Fourth Crusade, traveling directly to Syria rather than to Constantinople with the main crusader expedition. Renaud then went to Greece, where after five years of service as a knight, he was appointed lord of Karytaina (1209-1222) by Geoffrey of Villehardouin. Renaud’s younger brother Hugh joined him in Greece in 1215, married Geoffrey of Villehardouin’s only daughter Alix, and later succeeded Renaud as baron of Karytaina (ca. 1222-38).
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- Evergates, Theodore (1994). "The Origin of the Lords of Karytaina in the Frankish Morea". Medieval Prosopography. 15 (1): 81–114.
- Evergates, Theodore (2007). The aristocracy in the county of Champagne, 1100-1300. University of Pennsylvania Press.
|New title|| Baron of Karytaina
Hugh of Briel