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Baldwin of Anjou, III
Birth: 1130
Death: Feb. 10, 1163

King of Jerusalem. Oldest son of King Fulk and his second wife Melisende of Rethel. Baldwin II had named three heirs on his deathbed, his daughter, her husband Fulk and their two year old son Baldwin. After Fulk's death Melisende acted as regent for her son and reigned her (territorially undefined) part of the kingdom. By 1152 Baldwin demanded more authority and the relationship between mother and son cooled down and ended in an open conflict. Despite a peace settlement he invaded the territories his mother had been given in the contract. He forced her to leave Nablus and besieged her in the citadel in Jerusalem. After a new peace settlement she was allowed to reign Nablus and he promised not to disturb her anymore. After this he was known to treat her with respect and listened to her advise as she had more experience reigning. In the winter of 1152/53 he besieged Ascalon for five months and seized it in the end. In 1162 he suddenly became ill and ordered to be brought to Beirut to die in his kingdom. His body was brought to Jerusalem to be buried beside his father. His marriage to Theodora had been childless and he was succeeded by his brother Amalric. (bio by: Lutetia) 
 
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 Parents:
  Fulk of Anjou (1092 - 1143)
  Melisende of Jerusalem (1105 - 1161)
 
 Siblings:
  Mathilde d'Anjou (1110 - 1154)**
  Sibylle d'Anjou (1112 - 1165)**
  Geoffrey Plantagenet (1113 - 1151)**
  Baldwin of Anjou (1130 - 1163)
  Amalric I of Anjou (1136 - 1174)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem
Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Lutetia
Record added: Oct 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22049497
Baldwin of Anjou, III
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Half 24th great uncle
- Diane
 Added: Feb. 26, 2017
In memory of my beloved uncle.
- Ninevin
 Added: Dec. 4, 2016
R.I.P. - you are a 29x-Great-Grand-Uncle to my son (b.1998), through your half-sister, Sybilla de Anjou (1112-1163), who was my son's 29th Great-Grand-Mother.
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016
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