Baldwin ii, also known as baldwin of bourcq or bourg (french: baudouin died 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. When eustace returned home to become count of boulogne, godfrey, the protector of the holy sepulcher, died and baldwin became the first king of jerusalem their cousin was given the county of edessa to rule. Baldwin i of jerusalem, formerly baldwin i of edessa, born baldwin of boulogne (french: baudouin de boulogne), 1058 - 2 april 1118, was one of the leaders of the first crusade, who became the first count of edessa and then the second ruler and first titled king of jerusalem.
Baldwin i of jerusalem (d 1118) a participant in the first crusade (1096-1099) and subsequently count of edessa (1097-1100) and first king of jerusalem (1100-1118) baldwin was the third son of eustace ii, count of boulogne, and ida of bouillon, born sometime between 1061 and 1070. Baldwin i of jerusalem (1062-2 april 1118) was the king of jerusalem from 25 december 1100 to 2 april 1118, succeeding godfrey de bouillon and preceding baldwin ii of jerusalem biography baldwin was born in 1062 to count eustache ii of boulogne and ida of lorraine , and he was the younger brother of godfrey de boullon and count eustache iii of.
A biography of baldwin of boulogne count of edessa and king of jerusalem pages 2 words 1,317 view full essay edessa, king of jerusalem, baldwin i of jerusalem. Baldwin ii, byname baldwin of bourcq, french baudouin du bourcq, (died august 1131, jerusalem), count of edessa (1100-18), king of jerusalem (1118-31), and crusade leader whose support of the religious-military orders founded during his reign enabled him to expand his kingdom and to withstand muslim attacks. Baldwin i of jerusalem, formerly baldwin i of edessa, born baldwin of boulogne (french: baudouin de boulogne), 1058  - 2 april 1118, was one of the leaders of the first crusade, who became the first count of edessa and then the second ruler and first titled king of jerusalem [2.
That year, baldwin of boulogne was elected king of jerusalem upon the death of godfrey, and baldwin of bourcq was appointed count of edessa in his stead as count, in 1101 baldwin married morphia of melitene , the daughter of the armenian prince gabriel of melitene. Baldwin of bourcq (baldwin ii) baldwin i of jerusalem's cousin, was given the county seat of edessa when other baldwin took over jerusalem later becomes king of jerusalem. Godfrey of bouillon, the first ruler of the kingdom of jerusalem, himself refused the title of king, and instead chose the title defender of the holy sepulchrethus, the title of king was only introduced for his successor, king baldwin i in 1100.
King of jerusalem - upon the death of baldwin i in 1118, the crown was offered to the king's elder brother eustace iii, but joscelin of courtenay insisted that the crown pass to baldwin of bourcq, despite count baldwin having exiled joscelin from edessa in 1113. As a mere son of a count in europe, his takeover of edessa was through rather questionable means when the crusaders were electing a king for jerusalem , he was neither their top nor second choice. Nonetheless, baldwin succeeded thoros as ruler, taking the title of count (having been count of verdun as a vassal of his brother in europe) in 1100, baldwin became king of jerusalem when his brother, godfrey of bouillon, died the county of edessa passed to his cousin baldwin of bourcq.
Baldwin ii of jerusalem (in french baudouin), formerly baldwin ii of edessa, also called baldwin of bourcq, born baldwin of rethel (died 21 august 1131) was the second count of edessa from 1100 to 1118, and the third king of jerusalem from 1118 until his death. Baldwin of boulogne, the first count of edessa , became king of jerusalem , and subsequent counts were his cousins unlike the other crusader states, the county was landlocked it was remote from the other states and was not on particularly good terms with its closest neighbor, the principality of antioch. [source] baldwin of bourcq was the second count of edessa from 1100 to 1118, and the third king of jerusalem from 1118 until his death, august 21, 1131 contents[show] ancestry baldwin was the son of hugh, count of rethel, and his wife melisende, daughter of guy i of montlhéry.