Conrad of Montferrat 1140–1192
Conrad of Montferrat (Italian: Corrado del Monferrato; Piedmontese: Conrà ëd Monfrà) (died 28 April 1192) was a north Italian nobleman, one of the major participants in the Third Crusade. He was the de facto King of Jerusalem (asConrad I) by marriage from 24 November 1190, but officially elected only in 1192, days before his death. He was also marquis of Montferrat from 1191.In the morning of 28 April 1192, in the city of Acre,Conrad made his dining plans. Conrad went to the house of his friend, Philip, Bishop of Beauvais, to eat. Philip, however, had already eaten, so Conrad returned home. On his way, he was attacked by two Hashshashin,who stabbed him in the side and back. Conrad was taken home and received his last rites .He died soon after.