Person:Baldwin III of Jerusalem (1)

Baldwin III of Jerusalem
d.10 Feb 1162
Facts and Events
Name Baldwin III of Jerusalem
Alt Name King of Jerusalem Baudouin d'Anjou
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1130 Anjou, France
Death[1] 10 Feb 1162
Alt Death? 11 Feb 1161/62 Jerusalem, Palestinian TerritoriesBerit?
Reference Number? Q146465?
Burial? Jerusalem, Palestinian TerritoriesTomb of Kings


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Baldwin III (1130 – 10 February 1163) was King of Jerusalem from 1143 to 1163. He was the eldest son of Melisende and Fulk of Jerusalem. He became king while still a child, and was at first overshadowed by his mother Melisende, whom he eventually defeated in a civil war. During his reign Jerusalem became more closely allied with the Byzantine Empire, and the Second Crusade tried and failed to conquer Damascus. Baldwin captured the important Egyptian fortress of Ascalon, but also had to deal with the increasing power of Nur ad-Din in Syria. He died childless and was succeeded by his brother Amalric.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Baldwin III of Jerusalem, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.