Denomination: AR Denier Date: 1163 - 1201 CE
Bohemond III of Antioch (1144 – 1201), also known as the “Stammerer” or the “Stutterer”, was Prince of Antioch from 1163 until his death.
He was a son of Constance of Antioch (Princess regnant of the Principality of Antioch,a crusader state), by her first husband Raymond of Poitiers. Bohemond's father was killed at the Battle of Inab in 1149, and his mother ruled as regent until he was old enough to rule on his own. Constance, however, married a second time, to Raynald of Châtillon, who ruled as Prince of Antioch until being taken captive and imprisoned in Aleppo in 1160 (he remained there until 1176). Bohemond was by now of legal age to succeed, but Constance refused; King Baldwin III of Jerusalem intervened and declared Bohemond ruler of the principality. In 1163 Constance asked the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia for aid in order to maintain her rule; the citizens of Antioch then rioted and exiled her. She died later that year, allowing Bohemond to take full control.
His name is sometimes spelled Bohemund.