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Bohemund II of Antioch

Bohemund II (1108-1131), son of the great Bohemund by his marriage with Constance of France, was born in 1108, the year of his father's defeat at Durazzo[?].

In 1126 he came from Apulia to Antioch (which, since the fall of Roger, the successor of Tancred, fl. 1119, had been under the regency of Baldwin II); and in 1127 he married Alice, the younger daughter of Baldwin.

After some trouble with Joscelin of Edessa[?], and after joining with Baldwin II in an attack on Damascus (1127), he was defeated and slain on his northern frontier by a Muslim army from Aleppo (1131). He had shown that he had his father's courage: if time had sufficed, he might have shown that he had the other qualities of the first Bohemund.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.

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