Balian III D' IBELIN of Ramla, Lord of Nablus
- Born: Between 1142 and 1143, Ibelin/Yebna Castle, Jamnia, Palestine
- Married: 1176
- Died: After Feb 1193, Naples, Campagna, Italy
The Lignages d'Outremer name (in order) "mesire Hue, et mesire Baudoyn, et mesire Belleem" as the three sons of "Belleem a la Barbe" & his wife. A charter dated 14 Jan 1155 refers to "Barisanus frater Hugonis [de Hybelino] et quedam soror sua Theophanno" in relation to a donation by "Amalricus…comes Ascalonis" to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem. "Amalricus…comes Ascalonis" confirmed a donation to the church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem by "Hugonis de Hybelino et fratrum suorum Balduini et Barisani et Hermengardis sororis sue matrisque sue Alois…" by charter dated 1158. William of Tyre names him as the brother of Baudouin Lord of Rama when recording his marriage. Lord of Nablus , by right of his wife. He succeeded his brother in [1186/88] as Lord of Rama and Mirabel, but these territories, as well as the castle of Ibelin, were conquered in 1187 by Saladin after the battle of Hattin. He went to Jerusalem from Tyre and made preparations to secure it against Saladin's attack but the city fell 2 Oct 1187. Saladin installed him as Lord of Caymont and Carmel. He was a strong supporter of Corrado di Monferrato against Guy de Lusignan, and a leading proponent of Corrado's marriage to Isabelle of Jerusalem.
Balian of Ibelin & his wife had five children (as the castle of Ibelin was lost to the family in 1187, the descendants of Balian of Ibelin are referred to as "Ibelin" rather than "of Ibelin").
Balian married Maria KOMNENE of Byzantium, Lady of Nauplia, daughter of Ioannes KOMNENOS Duke of Cyprus and Maria TARONITISSA, in 1176. (Maria KOMNENE of Byzantium, Lady of Nauplia was born in 1154 in Naples, Campagna, Italy and died before Oct 1217.)