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Baldwin II of Jerusalem

1060 - 1131

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Baldwin II, also known as Baldwin of Bourcq or Bourg (French: Baudouin; c. 1075 – 21 August 1131), was Count of Edessa from 1100 to 1118, and King of Jerusalem from 1118 until his death. He accompanied his cousins Godfrey of Bouillon and Baldwin of Boulogne to the Holy Land during the First Crusade. He succeeded Baldwin of Boulogne as the second count of Edessa when he left the county for Jerusalem following his brother's death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baldwin II of Jerusalem has received more than 587,266 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Baldwin II of Jerusalem is the 1,394th most popular politician (down from 1,337th in 2019), the 495th most popular biography from France (up from 512th in 2019) and the 118th most popular French Politician.

Baldwin II of Jerusalem is most famous for being the first king of Jerusalem. He was born in 1118 and died in 1131.

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Among politicians, Baldwin II of Jerusalem ranks 1,394 out of 15,577Before him are Æthelred I, King of Wessex, Manco Cápac, Alfonso V of Aragon, Anastasios II, Cyrus the Younger, and Tongzhi Emperor. After him are Valerius Severus, Octavia the Younger, Empress Myeongseong, Seongjong of Joseon, Yeonsangun of Joseon, and Gülnuş Sultan.

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Among people born in 1060, Baldwin II of Jerusalem ranks 2Before him is Godfrey of Bouillon. After him are Otto of Bamberg, Roger Borsa, Duncan II of Scotland, Godfrey I, Count of Louvain, Moses ibn Ezra, Alan IV, Duke of Brittany, Albert of Aix, Eustace III, Count of Boulogne, Egbert II, Margrave of Meissen, and Richard of Salerno. Among people deceased in 1131, Baldwin II of Jerusalem ranks 2Before him is Omar Khayyam. After him are Canute Lavard, Stephen II of Hungary, Ramon Berenguer III, Count of Barcelona, Joscelin I, Count of Edessa, Mahmud II, Sanai, Philip of France, and William, Count of Luxembourg.

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Among people born in France, Baldwin II of Jerusalem ranks 495 out of 6,011Before him are Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Hilary of Poitiers (315), Lothair of France (941), Arthur Honegger (1892), Marius Petipa (1818), and André Le Nôtre (1613). After him are Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647), Suger (1080), Urbain Le Verrier (1811), Pierre Laval (1883), Albert Lebrun (1871), and Giambologna (1529).


Among politicians born in France, Baldwin II of Jerusalem ranks 118Before him are Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1747), Christine Lagarde (1956), Aristide Briand (1862), Emmanuel Macron (1977), Henri, Count of Chambord (1820), and Lothair of France (941). After him are Pierre Laval (1883), Albert Lebrun (1871), Paul Barras (1755), Léon Blum (1872), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), and Antoine of Navarre (1518).