Baldwin V, Count of Hainaut

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

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).

History[edit]

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

He was buried at the monastery of Saint Waudru before the altar of Blessed James the apostle.[3]

Family[edit]

With Margaret, Baldwin had the following issue:

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nicholas 1992, p. 72.
  2. ^ From the Chronique rimee of Philippe Mouskes
  3. ^ Gislebertus (of Mons) 2005, p. 3.
  4. ^ a b Bouchard 1987, p. 294.

References[edit]

  • Bouchard, Constance Brittain (1987). Sword, Miter, and Cloister: Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980-1198. Cornell University Press. 
  • Gislebertus (of Mons) (2005). Chronicle of Hainaut. Translated by Napran, Laura. The Boydell Press. 
  • Nicholas, David M (1992). Medieval Flanders. Routledge. 


Preceded by
Philip I
Count of Flanders
1191–1194
with Margaret I
Succeeded by
Baldwin VI/IX
Preceded by
Baldwin IV
Count of Hainaut
1171–1195
Preceded by
Henry
Marquis of Namur
1189–1195
Succeeded by
Philip I