Person:Godfrey of Bouillon (1)

Godfrey of Bouillon
d.18 Jul 1100
m. Dec 1057
  1. Ida van BoulogneEst 1052 - Abt 1106
  2. Baldwin I of Jerusalem1058 - 1118
  3. Godfrey of BouillonEst 1060 - 1100
  4. Geoffrey de BoulogneAbt 1062 - Aft 1100
  5. Eustache III de Boulogne1070 -
Facts and Events
Name Godfrey of Bouillon
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1060 Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Military? 1097 Siege of Nicaea
Death[1] 18 Jul 1100 Jerusalem
Reference Number? Q76721?


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Godfrey of Bouillon (, , ; 18 September 1060 – 18 July 1100) was a Frankish knight and one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until its conclusion in 1099. He was the Lord of Bouillon, from which he took his byname, from 1076 and the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 1087. After the successful siege of Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. He refused the title of King, however, as he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Jesus Christ, preferring the title of Advocate (i.e., protector or defender) of the Holy Sepulchre (Latin: Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri). He is also known as the "Baron of the Holy Sepulchre" and the "Crusader King".

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Godfrey of Bouillon, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.