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 French nobleman and pre-eminent leader of the First Crusade. First ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from 1099 to 1100, he avoided the title of king, preferring that of princeps or Defender of the Holy Sepulchre. Second son of Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, Godfrey became Lord of Bouillon in 1076 and in 1087 Emperor Henry IV confirmed him as Duke of Lower Lorraine, a reward for his support during the Great Saxon Revolt.

Along with his brothers Eustace III and Baldwin of Boulogne, Godfrey joined the First Crusade in 1096. He took part in actions at Nicaea, Dorylaeum and Antioch, before playing a key role during the capture of Jerusalem in 1099. When Raymond IV of Toulouse declined the offer to become ruler of the new kingdom, Godfrey accepted the role and secured his kingdom by defeating the Fatimids at Ascalon a month later, bringing the First Crusade to an end. He died in July 1100 and was succeeded by his brother Baldwin as king of Jerusalem.

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