Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut
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|Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut|
Baldwin V's seal
|Died||17 December 1195 (age 45)|
|Noble family||House of Flanders|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret I, Countess of Flanders|
|Father||Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut|
|Mother||Alice of Namur|
He was the son of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut. In the winter of 1182 on 1183, the Count of Namur-Luxembourg was seriously ill and completely blind, whereupon Balduin immediately visited him on the Luxembourg. There he was reconfirmed as heir by his uncle and was able to receive the homage of several vassals from him. The succession was confirmed by Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa on 22 May 1184 at the Diet of Pentecost in Mainz, on which Balduin acted as imperial sword bearer. Flanders was acquired via his marriage to his widowed third cousin once removed 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." 
He was buried at the monastery of Saint Waudru before the altar of Blessed James the apostle.
With Margaret, Baldwin had the following issue:
- Isabelle of Hainaut (Valenciennes, April 1170 – 15 March 1190, Paris), married king Philip II of France
- Baldwin VI of Hainaut (1171–1205), also count of Flanders and Latin Emperor
- Yolanda of Flanders (1175–1219), married Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor
- Philip I of Namur (1175–1212)
- Henry of Flanders (1176–1216), Latin Emperor
- Sybille of Hainaut (1179 – 9 January 1217), married c. 1197 Guichard IV, Sire de Beaujeu (d. 1216)
- Eustace of Flanders (d. 1219), regent of the Kingdom of Thessalonica, married in 1209 to an unnamed daughter of Michael I Komnenos Doukas, ruler of Epirus
- Godfrey of Hainaut
- Bouchard, Constance Brittain (1987). Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198. Cornell University Press.
- Gislebert of Mons (2005). Chronicle of Hainaut. Translated by Napran, Laura. The Boydell Press.
- Nicholas, David M (1992). Medieval Flanders. Routledge.
| Count of Flanders
with Margaret I
| Count of Hainaut|
| Marquis of Namur