Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut

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Baldwin IV
Died(1171-11-08)8 November 1171
Noble familyHouse of Flanders
Spouse(s)Alice of Namur
FatherBaldwin III, Count of Hainaut
MotherYolande de Wassenberg

Baldwin IV (1108 – 8 November 1171) was count of Hainaut from 1120 to his death.

Baldwin IV was the son of Count Baldwin III of Hainaut and Yolande de Wassenberg. [1] Also known as Baldwin the Builder, he purchased the property of Ath in 1158 and built the Burbant tower. He ceded the locality of Braine-la-Willotte also known as Braine-le-Comte to the chapter of Sainte-Waudru in 1158. In 1159, he incorporated the seigniory of Chimay and in 1160, the châtellenies of Valencians and of Ostrevent.

Baldwin IV married Alice,[1] heiress of Namur, and had the following issue:


  1. ^ a b c d e Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, transl. Laura Napran, (The Boydell Press, 2005), 40.
  2. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln, New Series, Vol. XXVII, Tafel 32.
  3. ^ a b Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, 41.
  4. ^ Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, 42.

See also[edit]

Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut
Born: 1108 Died: 8 November 1171
Preceded by
Baldwin III
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Succeeded by
Baldwin V