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 2,543,416 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Baldwin IV of Jerusalem is the 342nd most popular politician (up from 392nd in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from Israel and the 5th 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 342 out of 15,710Before him are Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Ali Khamenei, Ahmed III, Lucius Verus, Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, and Pertinax. After him are Alaric I, Mahidevran, Louis II of Hungary, George V, Barack Obama, and Goliath.

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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 Afonso I of Portugal, Pope Lucius III, Chrétien de Troyes, Andronikos I Komnenos, Ibn Tufail, Bhāskara II, Emperor Antoku, Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile, Agnes of Courtenay, John Kinnamos, and Beatrice of Rethel.

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Among people born in Israel, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 34 out of 389Before him are Simon the Zealot (1), Salome (14), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), Herod Antipas (-20), and Saint Christopher (220). After him are Goliath (-1060), Jeremiah (-650), Joseph of Arimathea (100), Joachim (-100), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), and John the Evangelist (10).


Among politicians born in Israel, Baldwin IV of Jerusalem ranks 5Before him are Herod the Great (-73), Ariel Sharon (1928), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), and Herod Antipas (-20). After him are Goliath (-1060), Mahmoud Abbas (1935), Moshe Dayan (1915), Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), Reuven Rivlin (1939), Hezekiah (-800), and Jeroboam (-1000).