Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut

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Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut
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Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut
Spouse(s) Margaret I of Flanders
Noble family House of Flanders
Father Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut
Mother Alice of Namur
Born 1150
Died 17 December 1195(1195-12-17) (age 45)

Baldwin V of Hainaut (1150 – 17 December 1195) was count of Hainaut (1171–1195), margrave of Namur as Baldwin I (1189–1195) and count of Flanders as Baldwin VIII (1191–1195).


He was the son of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut. Flanders was acquired via his marriage to his widowed third cousin once removed[1] Margaret I of Flanders, Countess of Flanders in 1169. Namur was acquired from his mother Alice of Namur. He was described as "The Count Baldwin with eyes of blue." [2]


With Margaret, Baldwin had the following issue:

See also[edit]

Preceded by
Count of Flanders Blason Comte-de-Flandre.svg
With: Margaret I
Succeeded by
Baldwin VI/IX
Preceded by
Baldwin IV
Count of Hainaut Blason fr Hainaut ancien.svg
Preceded by
Marquis of Namur Arms of Namur.svg
Succeeded by
Philip I


  1. ^ Counts of Flanders family tree
  2. ^ From the Chronique rimee of Philippe Mouskes