Sir Thomas de Furnival

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Sir Thomas de Furnival

Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Death: April 13, 1238 (37-38)
Holy Land (slain by Saracens)
Immediate Family:

Son of Gerard de Furnival, Lord of Sheffield and Hallamshire and Matilda de Lovetot, Heiress of Sheffield and Hallamshire
Husband of Bertha de Ferrers
Father of Sarah de Furnival and Sir Thomas II de Furnival, Lord of Hallamshire
Brother of Gerard de Furnival, Lord of Munden-Furnival in Herefordshire; William de Furnival, (youngest son, dsp); Alice de Furnival; Nn de Ecclesall and Maud de Mounteney

Occupation: Crusader, Slain by the Saracens
Managed by: Kaylene Hansen
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About Sir Thomas de Furnival

Saracen was a term widely used among Christian writers in Europe during the Middle Ages to refer to Arab Muslims. The term's meaning evolved during its history. In the early centuries of the Common Era, Greek and Latin writings used this term to refer to the people who lived in desert areas in and near the Roman province of Arabia Petraea, and in Arabia Deserta. In Europe during the Early Middle Ages, the term came to be associated with tribes of Arabia. The oldest source mentioning the term Saracen dates back to the 7th century. It was found in Doctrina Jacobi, a commentary that discussed the Muslim conquest of the Levant.

By the 12th century, Saracen had become synonymous with Muslim in Medieval Latin literature. Such expansion in the meaning of the term had begun centuries earlier among the Byzantine Greeks, as evidenced in documents from the 8th century. In the Western languages before the 16th century, Saracen was commonly used to refer to Muslim Arabs, and the words Muslim and Islam were generally not used (with a few isolated exceptions). The term became gradually obsolete following the Age of Discovery..........

Source: Wikipedia

Added to Geni by Janet Milburn 6/17/20 _______________________________________________

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Sir Thomas de Furnival's Timeline

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
Eresby, Lincolnshire, England
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England
April 13, 1238
Age 38
Holy Land