Adhemar unmarried of Monteil

Country and Region of Origin
France
Auvergne (RE) Haute-Loire (D)
Specific Title
Bishop of Le Puy
Role
Bishop (cleric)
Gender and Marital Statusa
Male
Family
brother: William Hugh of Monteil (First Crusader)



Crusades

Expedition
1st Crusade (1096-1099)
Contingent Leader
Raymond of Saint-Gilles
Probability of Participation
Certain
Followers
Heraclius I of Polignac (His Standard bearer)
Consequences of Expedition
Died
Actions
Adhemar was present at the council of Clermont in 1095 and responded immediately to the sermon of Urban II by coming forward and receiving the cross. Riley-Smith suggests that this may have been stage managed. During the crusade he acted as papal legate. He was wounded in Byzantine territory by an attack from the Pechenegs and left at Thessalonica to recover. He later died at Antioch on 1 August 1098.
Sources
J. H. and L. L. Hill, 'Contemporary Accounts and the Later Reputation of Adhémar, Bishop of Puy', Mediaevalia et Humanistica, 9 (1955), pp. 30-8. J. A. Brundage, 'Adhémar, Bishop of Puy: The Bishop and his critics', Speculum, 34 (1959), pp. 201-212. H. E. Mayer, 'Zur Beurteilung Adhémars von Le Puy', Deutsches Archiv, 16 (1960), pp. 547-552. VE, p. 105. RFC, p. 58. Ademar's deeds are recorded in most of the First Crusade chronicles.


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