Baldwin I of Jerusalem

1058 - 1118

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Baldwin I also known as Baldwin of Boulogne (1060s – 2 April 1118), was the first count of Edessa from 1098 to 1100, and king of Jerusalem from 1100 to his death. Being the youngest son of Eustace II, Count of Boulogne, and Ida of Lorraine, he was destined for a church career, but he abandoned it and married a Norman noblewoman, Godehilde of Tosny. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baldwin I of Jerusalem has received more than 689,307 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Baldwin I of Jerusalem is the 953rd most popular politician (up from 1,128th in 2019), the 370th most popular biography from France (up from 423rd in 2019) and the 86th most popular French Politician.

Baldwin I of Jerusalem was the first king of Jerusalem and the founder of the County of Edessa. He was the son of Baldwin V of Edessa and Morphia, daughter of the Armenian prince Gabriel of Melitene.

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Among politicians, Baldwin I of Jerusalem ranks 953 out of 15,710Before him are Maurice, Prince of Orange, William Henry Harrison, Christian VIII of Denmark, Michael III, Miloš Zeman, and Ursula von der Leyen. After him are Tristan, Pietro Badoglio, Aemilianus, Gediminas, Anton Drexler, and Isabel Martínez de Perón.

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Among people born in 1058, Baldwin I of Jerusalem ranks 2Before him is Al-Ghazali. After him is Odo I, Duke of Burgundy. Among people deceased in 1118, Baldwin I of Jerusalem ranks 3Before him are Alexios I Komnenos and Pope Paschal II. After him are Philip of Sweden, Maria of Alania, Matilda of Scotland, Adelaide del Vasto, Al-Mustazhir, Muhammad I Tapar, and Philippa, Countess of Toulouse.

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Among people born in France, Baldwin I of Jerusalem ranks 370 out of 5,234Before him are Pope Innocent V (1225), Theodor Eicke (1892), Anouk Aimée (1932), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), Claude Bernard (1813), and Pierre Bayle (1647). After him are Julien Offray de La Mettrie (1709), Marin Mersenne (1588), Jean-Baptiste Say (1767), Philip the Bold (1342), Philippe Noiret (1930), and André Malraux (1901).


Among politicians born in France, Baldwin I of Jerusalem ranks 86Before him are François Hollande (1954), Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682), Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748), Elisabeth of France (1602), and Raymond Poincaré (1860). After him are Louis IV of France (920), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), Adolphe Thiers (1797), Jérôme Bonaparte (1784), James I of Aragon (1208), and Édouard Daladier (1884).