Henry III of Bar, Count of Bar

Father:        Theobald II of Bar, Count of Bar (1221-1291)

Mother:      Jeanne de Toucy, Dame of Puisaye (-1317)

Birth:            1259            Bar [France]

“Henri, fils aîné de Thiébaut II comte de Bar et de Jeanne de Toucy vient au monde au cours de 1259 (J. de Pange. Introduction au catalogue des actes de Ferry III duc de Lorraine. Paris. 1904. Pièces justificatives. N.1. Extrait d’une chronique inedited conservée à Vienne (Autriche), f.196: ‘L’an IIc LIX fust née Henry premier filz du d. Thiébalt conte de Bar…’).”1

Death:      Sep 1302      Naples, Sicily

“Il arrive ainsi dans le royaume de Sicile où il entre au service de la Maison d’Anjou qui tente de repousser l’invasion des Aragonais. Il est sans doute blessé au cours d’un des nombreux combats qui se déroulent dans cette region. Toujours est-il meurt à Naples en septembre 1302.”1

Occupation:      Count of Bar 1291-1302

Spouse:

Princess Eleanor Plantagenet of England

Marriage:      20 Sep 1293      Bristol, Gloucestershire

“The ancient City of Bristol was the place fixed upon for the marriage ceremony. King Edward was determined no pains should be spared to do honour to the occasion, and he summoned all his knights and nobles from far and near to attend (See Archaeologia, vol. xv, p. 347). He himself was present, with the whole of the royal family. The marriage was celebrated on the 20th of September, 1293, the Archbishop of Dublin being the officiating prelate (Chron. Petrob., Addit. MS., 6913, f.302. Cotton MS, Vesp. A. ii., f.70b). The chronicle of Bartholomew of Norwich and that of Lanercost give the 29th of September as the date, but, in the summons sent to the knights, the Sunday after ascension day is the day fixed upon, which fell this year on the 20th of September.”2

Children:

Joan of Bar (1294-1361)

Edward I of Bar (1296-1336)

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Sources

1. Georges Poull, La Maison Souveraine et Ducale de Bar, Presses Universitaires de Nancy (Nancy, France: 1994), pp. 245, 257.

2. Mary Anne Everett Green, Lives of the Princesses of England from the Norman Conquest, Volume 2 (London: 1850), p. 307.