Baldwin III Count of Flanders
(Abt 0915-0962)
Mathilde of Saxony
(Abt 0921-1008)
Arnulf II Count of Flanders
(Abt 0961/0962-0987)
Rosala of Ivrea
(Abt 0943-1003)
Baldwin IV "the Bearded" Count of Valenciennes & Count of Flanders
(0980-1035/1036)

 

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1. Ogive de Luxembourg

Baldwin IV "the Bearded" Count of Valenciennes & Count of Flanders 1 2 3

  • Born: 980, Flanders (Belgium)
  • Marriage (1): Ogive de Luxembourg about 1012
  • Died: 30 May 1035 or 1036 at age 55

   Another name for Baldwin was Baudoin IV "le Barbu" Count of Flanders.

  Research Notes:

From Wikipedia - Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders :

Baldwin IV of Flanders (980-May 30 , 1035 [1]), known as the Bearded, was Count of Flanders from 988 until his death. He was the son of Arnulf II, Count of Flanders . His mother was Rozala of Lombardy .

History
In contrast to his predecessors Baldwin turned his attention to the east and north, leaving the southern part of his territory in the hands of his vassals the counts of Guīnes , Hesdin , and St. Pol .

To the north of the county Baldwin was given Zeeland as a fief by the Holy Roman Emperor Henry II , while on the right bank of the Scheldt river he received Valenciennes (1013) and parts of the Cambresis and Hainaut .

In the French territories of the count of Flanders, the supremacy of the Baldwini remained unchallenged. They organized a great deal of colonization of marshland along the coastline of Flanders and enlarged the harbour and city of Brugge.

Family
Baldwin first married Ogive of Luxembourg , daughter of Frederick of Luxembourg , by whom he had a son and heir Baldwin V .

He later married Eleanor of Normandy daughter of Richard II of Normandy , by whom he had at least one daughter Judith who married Tostig Godwinson and Welf I, Duke of Bavaria .

His granddaughter, Matilda of Flanders , would go on to marry William the Conqueror , therefore starting the line of Anglo-Norman Kings of England .


Baldwin married Ogive de Luxembourg, daughter of Frederick I Count of Luxembourg and <Ermentrude> of Gleiberg, about 1012. (Ogive de Luxembourg was born about 995 and died 21 Feb 1030 or 1036.)


Sources


1 Weis, Frederick Lewis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr; William R. Beall and Kaleen E. Beall, eds, Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (8th ed. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2008.), Line 162-21.

2 http://www.familysearch.org, (Kevin Bradford).

3 Wikipedia.org, Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders.


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