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Boniface I Marquess of Montferrat Ambushed & Killed by Tsar of Bulgaria

Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, is mad Leader of the Crusade

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Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, leader of the Fourth Crusade and founder the Kingdom of Thessalonica, is ambushed and killed by Kaloyan, Tsar of Bulgaria.

Boniface is the third son of William V of Montferrat, one of the leaders of the disastrous Second Crusade.

As leader of the Fourth Crusade he could have been made Latin Emperor of Byzantium once the Crusaders conquered Constantinople, but his cousin Philip of Swabia was married to Irene Angelina, a daughter of deposed Byzantine emperor Isaac II Angelus, and this made him too close to the old Empire for the preferences of the Venetians who were behind the Crusaders' attack on Constantinople.

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