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Baldwin II of Jerusalem

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Baldwin II, Crusader King of Jerusalem

 

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Baldwin IV - The Leper King of Jerusalem - IT'S HISTORY

 

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Baldwin III, Crusader King of Jerusalem (1130, 1143-1163)

 

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Baldwin I, Crusader King of Jerusalem

Baldwin II, also known as Baldwin of Bourcq or Bourg, was Count of Edessa from 1100 to 1118, and King of Jerusalem from 1118 until his death. He accompanied his cousins, Godfrey of Bouillon, and Baldwin of Boulogne, to the Holy Land during the First Crusade. He succeeded Baldwin of Boulogne in the County of Edessa when his cousin left the county for Jerusalem. He fell into captivity in the Battle of Harran in 1104. He was held first by Sökmen of Mardin, then by Jikirmish of Mosul, and finally by Jawali Saqawa. During his captivity, Tancred, the Crusader ruler of the Principality of Antioch, and Tancred's cousin, Richard of Salerno governed Edessa.
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  • Personal 

  • First years 

  • First captivity 

  • Conflicts 

  • Mawdud's campaigns 

  • Expansion 

  • Ascension to the throne 

  • Muslim threat 

  • Second captivity 

  • Wars 

  • Succession 

  • Ancestry 

  • Family 

  • Legacy 

  • Primary sources