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 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." [1]


With Margaret, Baldwin had the following issue:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ From the Chronique rimee of Philippe Mouskes
Preceded by
Philip I
Count of Flanders
with Margaret I
Succeeded by
Baldwin VI/IX
Preceded by
Baldwin IV
Count of Hainaut
Preceded by
Marquis of Namur
Succeeded by
Philip I