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Who's Who in Medieval History and the Renaissance

Tancred de Hauteville

c. 1072-1112




Prince Tancred (known in French as Tancrède de Hauteville) was a Norman lord of Southern Italy who was among the first noblemen to join the Crusades in 1096. He saw considerable success on the campaign, and after the fall of Jerusalem he acquired the title Prince of Galilee. While his uncle Bohemond was imprisoned by Turks, Tancred served as regent of Antioch in his place, then controlled the region permanently when Bohemond returned to Europe.

Important Dates

Died: Dec. 12, 1112

On the Web

Catholic Encyclopedia: Tancred
Concise bio by Louis Bréhier.

Very brief overview at Infoplease.

Tancred of Hauteville
Short biography at the Encyclopedia Britannica.

Tancred, Crusader
Introductory info from the Columbia Encyclopedia.

In Print

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Tancred : A Study of His Career & Work
by Robert L. Nicholson

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