|Baldwin IV "the Bearded" Count of Valenciennes & Count of Flanders
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.
From Wikipedia - Baldwin IV, Count of Flanders :
Baldwin IV of Flanders (980-May 30 , 1035 ), 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 .
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.
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.)
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