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Grave of Philip d’ Aubingni, 1236

Grave of Philip d' Aubingni.jpg

Philip d’Aubingni was the personal aide of John Lackland, king of England, and tutor to his son, Henry III, as well as governor of the Channel Islands. He visited Jerusalem a number of times as a pilgrim, and in 1236 during one of these visits, he died and was buried there.

His grave is located in the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, to the right of the main portal. The d’Aubingni family crest and an inscription have been engraved on the tombstone. The grave was discovered in 1867 when the bench upon which the church guards rested was removed.

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