(Fix centuries to match WP:CENTURY and some copy editing.)
'''Geoffrey of [[Villehardouin]]''' (in [[French language|French]]: '''Geoffroi de Villehardouin''') (1160
[[Image:Lombards Library 022.jpg|right|170px|thumb|1585 edition with original text and translation in 16th
A [[layman]] and a [[soldier]],<ref name=smalley-141>Smalley, p. 141</ref> he was appointed Marshal of Champagne from 1185 and joined the Crusade in 1199 during a tournament held by Count [[Thibaud III of Champagne]]. Thibaud named him one of the [[ambassador]]s to [[Venice]] to procure ships for the voyage, and he helped to elect [[Boniface of Montferrat]] as the new leader of the Crusade when Thibaud died.