Ralph of Caen
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[Radulphus Cadomensis, Raoul de Caen]

ca 1080 - post-1130. France, Italy, Palestine. Author of a Latin crusading chronicle. Born to a knightly family, Ralph obtained education as a clerk in Rouen. During the First Crusade in which he participated, Ralph entered the service of the South-Italian Norman princely family of Hauteville (Altavilla), becoming chaplain to Bohemond of Taranto, the future prince of Antioch (1098) and serving him until Bohemond's capture by the Turks in 1100. When Bohemond was …

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Pysiak, Jerzy, “Ralph of Caen”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 15 August 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_02132>
First published online: 2016

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