Wicher unknown

Country and Region of Origin
Germany
Hessen (ST) Fulda (KR)
Role
Ministerialis (lay)
Gender and Marital Statusa
Male



Crusades

Expedition
1st Crusade (1096-1099)
Contingent Leader
Godfrey of Bouillon
Probability of Participation
Certain
Actions
Wicher was probably a Swabian by origin, as he is described as Alemannus or Suevus by Albert of Aachen and Metellus of Tegernsee. He was a ministerialis of the abbey of Fulda. It is unclear in what circumstances he lleft the West, but he must have joined Duke Godfrey's household at some point during the crusade. He died of fever at Jaffa in 1101.
Sources
RR, pp. 867-868. Gilo, pp. 246-247. John of W├╝rzburg, 'Descriptio Terrae Sanctae', ed. T. Tobler, Descriptiones Terrae Sanctae (Leipzig, 1874), p. 154. Metellus of Tegernsee, Expeditio Ierosolimitana, ed. P. C. Jacobsen (Stuttgart, 1982), pp. 125-128. CKJ, p. 235.


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