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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 of Hauteville, 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.