Baldwin II, Count of Hainaut
|Baldwin II, Count of Hainaut|
|Spouse(s)||Ida of Louvain|
|Noble family||House of Flanders|
|Father||Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders|
|Mother||Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut|
Baldwin became Count after the death of his older brother, Arnulf III, Count of Flanders. The family claim to the title Count of Flanders was lost by his brother's death, passing instead to their uncle Robert the Frisian.
Baldwin joined the First Crusade in the company of Godfrey of Bouillon (rather than with his nearer relative Robert II of Flanders, whose family was still at odds with his own), after selling some of his property to the Bishopric of Liège. In 1098 he was sent back to Constantinople with Hugh of Vermandois after the siege of Antioch, to seek assistance from Byzantine emperor Alexius I. However, Baldwin disappeared during a raid by the Seljuk Turks in Anatolia, and was presumably killed.
- Baldwin III, Count of Hainaut
- Louis, living 1096
- Simon, a canon in Liege
- Henry, living 1096
- Willem, died after 1117
- Arnould; m. Beatrix von Ath (b. c. 1075 – before 1136), daughter of Walter von Ath and Ade de Roucy. Father of Eustace the Elder of Roeulx.
- Ida, (c. 1085 – after 1101); 1m: Guy de Chievres; 2m: c. 1100 Thomas, Lord of Coucy (also called Thomas of Marle)
- Richilde, (c. 1095 – after 1118); m. c. 1115 (div. 1118) Amaury III de Montfort. Became a nun at Mauberge after the death of her husband.
- Aelidis, (before 1098 – 1153); m. Nicolas II de Rumigny
- Alan V. Murray, The Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem: A Dynastic History, 1099-1125. Prosopographica et Genealogica, 2000.
Baldwin II, Count of HainautBorn: 1056 Died: presumably 1098
|Count of Hainaut
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