Fulcher of Chartres

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Fulcher of Chartres

 

Born circa 1059, in Chartres; died circa 1127 or 1128. French priest and chronicler.

Fulcher of Chartres took part in the First Crusade (1096–99). In 1097 he accompanied Baldwin of Flanders as his chaplain in a march on Edessa. After 1100 he held high posts at the royal court in Jerusalem. His chronicle, which was kept until 1127 and was based on personal impressions, eyewitness testimonies, and documents, was one of the most reliable sources on the history of the important events of the First Crusade and the early history of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

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