Eustace III, was a count of Boulogne, successor to his father Count Eustace II of Boulogne. His mother was Ida of Lorraine. His father Eustace II appeared at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 as an ally of William the Conqueror, and is listed as a possible killer of Harold II; he is also believed to have given William his own horse after the duke's was killed under him by Gyrth, brother of Harold. Eustace III succeeded as Count of Boulogne in 1087.
Roscellinus, also called Roscelin of Compiègne or in Latin Roscellinus Compendiensis and Rucelinus (c. 1050–c. 1125), was a French philosopher and theologian, often regarded as the founder of nominalism.
Morphia of Melitene, or Morfia, or Moraphia (died c. 1126 or 1129) was the wife of Baldwin II, king of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. Morphia was the daughter of an Armenian nobleman named Gabriel (or Khoril, in Armenian), the ruler of the city of Melitene. Although ethnically Armenian, the family practised the Greek Orthodox faith. Melitene was a neighbour of the crusader County of Edessa, and Gabriel soon became a vassal of the county.
William Malet (died c. 1121) was the third of his family to hold the honour of Eye and the lordship of Granville. He was either the younger brother, son, or nephew of Robert Malet, in other words, either a son or grandson of the first William Malet. He forfeited his English lands and was banished sometime between his father's death (c. 1106) and 1113. Several other barons lost their lands in 1110, so that year is likely.
Rodulfus Tortarius was a French Benedictine monk of the Abbey of Fleury-sur-Loire, and a poet writing in Latin. A very early version of the story of Amys and Amylion occurs in his work. He versified the Facta et dicta memorabilia of Valerius Maximus. His range was from comic tales to hagiography, with a Miracles of Saint Benedict.
Bernard of Neufmarché or Newmarket (c. 1050 – c. 1125) was "the first of the original conquerors of Wales. " He was a minor Norman lord who rose to power in the Welsh Marches before successfully undertaking the invasion and conquest of the Kingdom of Brycheiniog between 1088 and 1095. Out of the ruins of the Welsh kingdom he created the Anglo-Norman lordship of Brecon.
Guy I de Balliol was an French baron who was granted land in northern England in the late eleventh-century. In the 1090s, he was established in the north of England by King William Rufus, as part of King William's carve-up of the forfeited earldom of Northumberland. According to historian, Frank Barlow, Balliol's dynasty was one those that "originated in the reign" and were "planted ... in the frontier areas in order to protect and advance the kingdom".
Emma of Hauteville (fl. c. 1080–c. 1120) was a daughter of Robert Guiscard and Alberada of Buonalbergo. According to Ralph of Caen, she married Odo the Good Marquis and had two sons: Tancred and William, both of whom participated in the First Crusade. Tancred became Prince of Galilee and William died in the Holy Land. Her daughter Altrude married Richard of the Principate and was the mother of Roger of Salerno.
The Dnieper River, is one of the major rivers in Europe (fourth by length) that flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, to the Black Sea. Its total length is 2,285 kilometres (1,420 mi), of which 485 km (301 mi) lie within Russia, 595 km (370 mi) within Belarus, and 1,095 km (680 mi) within Ukraine. Its basin covers 504,000 square kilometres (195,000 sq mi), of which 289,000 km (112,000 sq mi) are within Ukraine. In antiquity, it was known to the Greeks as the Borysthenes.
Longdancer were a 4-piece music group from England from the early 1970s. They signed to Elton John's Rocket Record label. Releases included the single "If It Was So Simple" and albums If It Was So Simple (1973) and Trailer For A Good Life (1974). They had little commercial success and would be virtually forgotten except that the line-up included a teenage David A. Stewart, who later enjoyed huge success in Eurythmics.
Frank Shu (born June 2, 1943), is an astrophysicist, author and professor of astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley and University of California, San Diego and the university president of the National Tsing Hua University.
RTL 5 is the 2nd channel of the RTL Group in the Netherlands. The channel mainly broadcasts American films and hit series such as 24, ', CSI: NY, Heroes and Prison Break but also local productions including Jensen! and Holland's Next Top Model, a Dutch version of America's Next Top Model. RTL 5 recently started airing the Dutch version of Project Catwalk. RTL 5 first broadcast via the Astra 1C satellite on October 2, 1993.
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