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Baldwin, I

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 4 Feb 1118 Egypt
  • Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
  • Memorial ID 4102

Crusader, first King of Jerusalem. He was the younger brother of Godfrey of Bouillon the Potector of the Holy Sepulchre and was supposed to become a priest. In 1096 he joined the first crusade. He followed Tancred of Hauteville and was there when Tancred took Tarsus. He followed the invitation of Thoros of Edessa who later adopted him. After Thoros death he became the first count of Edessa. Godfrey died in July 1100 and on Christmas Day of the same year Baldwin was crowned King of Jerusalem.

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  • Added: 5 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4102
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Baldwin, I (unknown–4 Feb 1118), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4102, citing Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .