Bohemond V of Antioch

Bohemond V of Antioch

denier of Bohemond V:
Prince of Antioch
Reign 1233-1252
Count of Tripoli
Reign 1233-1252
Born 1199
Died 1252 (aged 53)
Spouse Alice of Champagne
Luciana di Segni
Issue Plaisance of Antioch
Bohemond VI of Antioch
House House of Poitiers
Father Bohemond IV of Antioch
Mother Plaisance Embriaco
Bohemond V ruled over Antioch and Tripoli (green), and was in conflict with Cilician Armenia (blue) until shortly before his death.

Bohemond V of Antioch (1199 − January 1252)[1] was ruler of the Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, from 1233 to his death. He was simultaneously Count of Tripoli.


Bohemond V was the son of Bohemund IV of Antioch and Plaisance of Gibelet. Like his father before him, Bohemond had a notorious dislike for the Knights Hospitaller and the neighbouring Kingdom of Armenia, preferring an alliance with the Knights Templar. Peace with Armenia was assured only shortly before his death, with the mediation of Louis IX of France.

In 1225, Bohemond was married to Cypriote queen dowager Alice of Champagne.[2] Their childless marriage ended in annulment after July 5, 1227. His second marriage was in 1235 to Luciana di Segni, a great-niece of Pope Innocent III. He had two children:

Bohemond V died in January 1252. Since his son and successor was only 15 at the time, he succeeded under the regency of the Dowager Princess, Luciana. However, Luciana never left Tripoli, and instead handed over the government of the principality to her Roman relatives. This made her unpopular, so the young Bohemond VI gained the approval of King Louis IX of France, who was on Crusade at the time, to get permission from Pope Innocent IV to come of age a few months early.[1]

Coat-of-Arms of Poitiers of Antioch

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  1. 1 2 Runciman, History of the Crusades', vol. III, p. 278
  2. "Medieval Lands Project: JERUSALEM, KINGS - D. KINGS OF JERUSALEM 1192-1225 (COUNTS of CHAMPAGNE)". April 2009. Retrieved 04-07-2009. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. Runciman, p. 278. "Bohemond V died in January 1252, leaving two children, a daughter, Plaisance, who had married a few months before, as his third wife, the childless King Henry of Cyprus."


Preceded by
Bohemund IV
Prince of Antioch
Count of Tripoli

Succeeded by
Bohemond VI
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