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Stephen, Count of Blois

Stephen II Henry (~1045 - May 19, 1102), Count of Blois and Count of Chartres, was the son of Theobald III, Count of Blois, and Garsinde du Maine.

In about 1080, in Chartres, France, Stephen married Adela, a daughter of William the Conqueror. Their third son Stephen of Blois became king of England after Henry I of England died without a male heir and the English did not think Henry I's daughter Empress Maud a suitable ruler because of her sex.

Count Stephen was killed in battle when he was 57, in Ascalon[?] in what is now Israel.



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