Baldwin II, Count of Boulogne

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Baldwin II, Count of Boulogne
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Arms of the counts of Boulogne
Spouse(s) Adelina of Holland
Noble family House of Flanders
Father Arnulf III, Count of Boulogne
Died 1027

Baldwin II of Boulogne ( c. 1027) was a son of Arnulf III, Count of Boulogne, who he succeeded as count of Boulogne.

Life[edit]

Baldwin II was the son of Arnulf III, Count of Boulogne and succeeded his father as count circa 990. Both Arnulf III and his father Arnulf II had freed themselves of Flemish rule during the minority of Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders.[1] In 1022 both Baldwin and his son Eustace, along with the counts of Normandy, Valois, and Flanders, met with Robert II, King of France and formed an alliance against Odo II, Count of Blois who was challenging the king's authority.[2] But when Emperor Henry II died in July 1024 the alliance quickly fell apart as King Robert reconciled with count Odo II.[2] In the wake of these changing alliances and for reasons that remain unclear, Baldwin was killed in battle c. 1027 warring with Enguerrand I, Count of Ponthieu, who then wed Baldwin's widow.[3]

Family and issue[edit]

He married Adelina of Holland daughter of Arnulf, Count of Holland[4] and Lutgardis of Luxemburg.[5] and was the father of:

After Baldwin's death Adelina married secondly, Enguerrand I, Count of Ponthieu.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Heather J. Tanner, 'The Expansion of the Power and Influence of the Counts of Boulogne under Eustace II', Anglo-Norman Studies XIV: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 1991, Ed. Marjorie Chibnall (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, UK, 1992), p. 251
  2. ^ a b Heather J. Tanner, Families, Friends, and Allies: Boulogne and Politics in Northern France and England, C.879-1160 (Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 2004), p. 78
  3. ^ Heather J. Tanner, Families, Friends, and Allies: Boulogne and Politics in Northern France and England, C.879-1160 (Brill, Leiden, Netherlands, 2004), p. 79 & n. 37
  4. ^ a b Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band III Teilband 4 (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1989), Tafel 635
  5. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, Neue Folge, Band II (Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, Marburg, Germany, 1984), Tafel 2