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Baudouin IV Graaf van Viaanderen

Baudouin IV Graaf van Viaanderen

Male 980 - 1035  (55 years)

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  • Name Baudouin IV Graaf van Viaanderen 
    Born 980 
    Gender Male 
    History Baudouin was born in 980, the son of Arnulf II, count of Flanders, and Rosela Roxana of Italy. He was a seventh-generation descendant of Charlemagne through his father and an eighth-generation descendant through his mother.

    About 1012 Baudouin married Otgiva de Luxembourg, daughter of Friedrich, Graf in Moselgau und Lutzelburg. They had a son Baudouin V. After Otgiva\'s death in 1030, Baudouin in 1031 married Eleanor (or perhaps Ainor or Judith) of Normandy, daughter of Richard II \'the Good\', duke of Normandy, and Judith of Bretagne. In 1037 they had a daughter Judith, who first married Toste Godwinson, jarl in Northumbria, then in 1071 she married Welf IV, duke of Bavaria. She had progeny by both her husbands. These family connections demonstrate the political interests of the Flemish counts, in the kingdoms of France and England and the Holy Roman Empire.

    In contrast to his predecessors, Baudouin turned his attention to the east and north, leaving the southern part of his territory in the hands of his vassals, the counts of Guînes, Hesdin, and St.Pol. To the north of the county Baudouin was given Zeeland as a fief by the Holy Roman Emperor Heinrich II, while on the right bank of the Schelde River he received Valenciennes (in 1013) and parts of the Cambresis and Hainault.

    In the French territories of the counts of Flanders, their supremacy remained unchallenged. They organised a great deal of colonisation of marshland along the coastline of Flanders and enlarged the harbour and city of Bruges.

    Baudouin died on 30 May 1035, and was succeeded by his son Baudouin V. His granddaughter, Matilda of Flanders, daughter of Baudouin V, would go on to marry William \'the Conqueror\', starting the line of Anglo-Norman kings of England.  [1
    Died 30 May, 1035 
    Person ID I1436  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2018 

    Father Arnulf II Graaf van Vlaanderen,   b. Abt 961,   d. 30 Mar, 987  (Age ~ 26 years) 
    Mother Queen Susanna (Rozala), of Italy,   b. Abt 955,   d. 7 Feb, 1003  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Family ID F869  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Otgiva de Luxembourg,   b. Abt 995,   d. 21 Feb, 1030  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1012 
    Children 
    +1. Baudouin V De Flandre, Dit Baudouin Le Pieux Ou De Lille,   b. 1012, Arras, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep, 1067, Lille, Nord-Pas-De-Calais, France, age 55 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Baudouin IV
    Baudouin IV

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00018656&tree=LEO.