Gerard unknown of Avesnes-sur-Helpe

Country and Region of Origin
France
Nord-Pas-de-Calais (RE) Nord (D)
Role
Knight (lay)
Gender and Marital Statusa
Male



Crusades

Expedition
1st Crusade (1096-1099)
Contingent Leader
Godfrey of Bouillon
Probability of Participation
Certain
Consequences of Expedition
Settled
Actions
Gerard was probably originally in the service of Baldwin II of Hainaut but at some point joined Godfrey of Bouillon. After the crusade he held fiefs in Arsuf and Hebron, and was killed at the second battle of Ramla (1102)
Sources
AA, pp. 474-475, 486-489, 492-493, 506-507, 640-641. CKJ, p. 199.


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