Étienne III DE BLOIS Count of Chartres, Châteaudun, Sancerre & Meaux
- Born: 1046, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
- Married: Abt 1081, Chartes Cathedral, France
- Died: 19 May 1102, Ramulah, Palestine
Comte de Blois et Meaux, Brie, Chartres et Tours
Count Stephen was one of the leaders of the First Crusade, often writing enthusiastic letters to Adela about the crusade's progress. He returned home in 1098 during the lengthy siege of Antioch, without having fulfilled his crusading vow, which would have been completed only if he had made it all the way to Jerusalem. He was pressured by Adela into making a second pilgrimage, and along with others who faced the same pressures after returning home prematurely, he joined the minor crusade of 1101. In 1102, Stephen was killed in battle at the age of 57, at the Battle of Ramla.
Étienne married Princess Adaele (Alice) DE NORMANDIE of England, daughter of Guillaume I "Le Conquérant" DE NORMANDIE King of England and Matilda DE FLANDRE Queen of England, about 1081 in Chartes Cathedral, France. (Princess Adaele (Alice) DE NORMANDIE of England was born in 1052 in Normandy, France, died on 8 Mar 1134-1135 in Marsilly, Charente-Maritime, France and was buried in Abbey Of Holy Trinity, Caen, Normandy.)