Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut

Baldwin IV (1108 – 8 November 1171) was count of Hainaut from 1120 to his death.

Baldwin IV
Born1108
Died(1171-11-08)8 November 1171
Noble familyHouse of Flanders
Spouse(s)Alice of Namur
FatherBaldwin III, Count of Hainaut
MotherYolande de Wassenberg

Baldwin IV was the son of Count Baldwin III of Hainaut and Yolande de Wassenberg.[1] Also known as Baldwin the Builder, he purchased the property of Ath in 1158 and built the Burbant tower. He ceded the locality of Braine-la-Willotte, also known as Braine-le-Comte, to the chapter of Sainte-Waudru in 1158. In 1159, he incorporated the seigniory of Chimay and in 1160 the châtellenies of Valencians and of Ostrevent.

Baldwin IV married Alice,[1] heiress of Namur, and had the following children:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, transl. Laura Napran, (The Boydell Press, 2005), 40.
  2. ^ Detlev Schwennicke, Europäische Stammtafeln, New Series, Vol. XXVII, Tafel 32.
  3. ^ a b Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, 41.
  4. ^ Gislebertus (of Mons), Chronicle of Hainaut, 42.

See alsoEdit

Baldwin IV, Count of Hainaut
Born: 1108 Died: 8 November 1171
Preceded by Count of Hainaut  
1120–1171
Succeeded by