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Odo de Saint-Omer

Odo de Saint-Omer

Male 1110 - 1180  (70 years)

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  • Name Odo de Saint-Omer  [1
    Born 1110  Saint-Omer, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1180  [1
    Person ID I1457  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 

    Father Lord Huston de Saint-Omer,   b. Abt 1080, Saint-Omer, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1150  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

     1. de Saint-Amand,   b. Abt 1150, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1225  (Age ~ 75 years)  []
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2018 15:48:55 
    Family ID F502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Knights Templar
    Knights Templar

  • Notes 
    • Odo de Saint-Amand was the 8th Grand Master of the Templars. His brother, Godfrey de Saint-Amand and Hugh des Payens founded the group. The following is the story of the Templars.

      Odo (Eudes) de Saint-Omer (Saint-Amand)
      b. 1110
      d. 1180
      m. ___
      ______ de Saint-Amand

      ODO (EUDES) DE SAINT-AMAND was born in 1110. He was christened "Eudes de Saint-Omer" in the Artois region of France. His older brother was "Godfrey de Saint-Amand". Odo was recruited into Templars about 1128 by Hugh and Godfrey as "Odo St-Amand", he and Richard de Hastings had the Bible translated into French. Odo, along with Bernard de Blanquefort, was taken prisoner during the Hospitaller fortress battle. In 1167, he was sent as Ambassador to Byzantine Emperor Manual I by King Amalric I. His close friend Bernard de Blanquefort, 6th Grand Master of Templars died on January 14, 1169. Odo became the 8th Grand Master of Templars in 1170 after Phillip became Ambassador. Odo countenanced (approved) the murder of Assassin Envoys by his knight Walter de Mesnil in 1172. He refused the King's demand for Walter, explaining "only the Pope is my superior" but while Odo was busy with the Grand Chapter in Sidon in 1173, Amalric I and a posse took Walter. In the summer of 1174, Odo gave his permission for the coronation of Baldwin IV. In late November of 1177, he defeated Egyptian King Saladin's army southeast of Ramleh. He ordered the building of a new castle at Jacobs Ford on the Jordan in 1178. In 1179 Odo was attacked by Saldin's army during the construction of the castle and Odo was taken prisoner (Battle of Paneas). He was held prisoner at Damascas, Syria and refusing to be ransomed, he died in 1180.
      Source: Daspit, Patrick, Coteau de France (Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, August 1999), www.fluckers.com/family/daspit/

  • Sources 
    1. [S351] Coteau de France, Daspit, Patrick, (Location: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin; Date: August 1999;).