Hugh IV, Count of Saint-Pol
Hugh IV of Saint-Pol (died March 1205 in Constantinople), son of Anselm of Saint-Pol, was Count of Saint-Pol from 1174 to his death, and lord of Demotika in Thrace in 1204–05. He participated in the Third and Fourth Crusades.
In 1200 he enlisted in the Fourth Crusade, where his prior service and rank made him among the leading non-Venetian nobles: he came fourth after Boniface of Montferrat, Baldwin of Flanders, and Louis of Blois. He participated in the conquest of Constantinople on April 12, 1204, and received the sword of constable by the new Latin Emperor, Baldwin of Flanders, who also gave him the fortress of Demotika in Thrace.
Hugh was married to Yolande, daughter of Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut. Hugh and Yolande had two daughters:
- Elizabeth (1179-1240), married first to Gaucher III, Seigneur de Châtillon-sur-Marne, and second to Jean de Béthune
- Eustache (1180-1241), married to John de Nesle, Châtelain of Bruges (see House of Nesle).
- Andrea, Alfred J. (2008). "Count Hugh of Saint Pol's Report to the West". Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade: Revised Edition. BRILL. pp. 177–201. ISBN 9004169431.
Anselm of Saint-Pol
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Walter III of Châtillon