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Baldwin IV of Jerusalem

1161 - 1185

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Baldwin IV (French: Baudouin; 1161–1185), called the Leper, was King of Jerusalem from 1174 until his death in 1185. He was admired by his contemporaries and later historians for his willpower and dedication to the Latin kingdom in the face of debilitating leprosy, which eventually left him blind and unable to use either his hands or his feet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baldwin IV of Jerusalem has received more than 3,053,943 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Baldwin IV of Jerusalem is the 265th most popular politician (up from 342nd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from Israel (up from 34th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Politician.

Baldwin IV of Jerusalem is most famous for being the last king of Jerusalem. Baldwin IV was the son of Baldwin III and the grandson of Fulk III. He was only 12 years old when he became king in 1174. Baldwin IV was a good ruler, but he was also very sickly. He had leprosy, which is a disease that causes skin sores and lesions.

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Among politicians, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 265 out of 15,577Before him are Louis XVII of France, Björn Ironside, Charles VII of France, Neville Chamberlain, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and Tolui. After him are Philippe Pétain, Rüstem Pasha, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Philip IV of Spain, Mahmud II, and Charles the Bald.

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Among people born in 1161, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 1After him are Börte, Emperor Takakura, Constance, Duchess of Brittany, and Sancho, Count of Provence. Among people deceased in 1185, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 1After him are Pope Lucius III, Afonso I of Portugal, Chrétien de Troyes, Bhāskara II, Andronikos I Komnenos, Ibn Tufail, Emperor Antoku, Agnes of Courtenay, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, John Kinnamos, and Beatrice of Rethel.

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Among people born in Israel, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 25 out of 430Before him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Daniel (-690), Ezekiel (-621), Isaiah (-800), Josephus (37), and Jude the Apostle (15). After him are Ariel Sharon (1928), Salome (14), Simon the Zealot (1), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), and Bathsheba (-3500).


Among politicians born in Israel, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 2Before him are Herod the Great (-73). After him are Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), Goliath (-1060), Moshe Dayan (1915), Rehoboam (-972), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem (1160), and Hezekiah (-800).