World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Baldwin VI of Flanders

Article Id: WHEBN0000690908
Reproduction Date:

Title: Baldwin VI of Flanders  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: William the Conqueror, 1070, Arnulf III, Count of Flanders, Adela of France, Countess of Flanders, Count of Hainaut, Battle of Cassel (1071)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Baldwin VI of Flanders

Template:Infobox nobility Baldwin VI of Flanders (c. 1030 – 17 July 1070) was a Belgian nobleman. He was the ruling count of Hainaut from 1051 to 1070 (as Baldwin I) and Count of Flanders from 1067 to 1070.

Life

Baldwin was the eldest son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela of France, a daughter of king Robert II of France[1][2] and Constance of Arles.[3] Baldwin VI was also the brother of Matilda of Flanders, Queen consort of England and wife of William the Conqueror, King of England.[1]

His father arranged his marriage, under threat of arms, to Richilde, the widow of Herman of Mons and heiress of Hainaut.[4] As Hainaut was a part of the empire this enraged Henry III who had not been consulted causing him to wage war on the two Baldwins but was not successful.[4] Between 1050 and 1054 Lambert II, Count of Lens fought alongside the Baldwins against Henry III finding that this alliance best protected his interests.[lower-alpha 1][5] Baldwin died 17 Jul 1070.[1] His early death left Flanders and Hainaut in the hands of his young son Arnulf III, with Richilde as regent.[6] The young Arnulf III was killed the next year at the Battle of Cassel (1071)[7] and Baldwin's younger son eventually became Baldwin II of Hainaut.[1] The countship was soon usurped by Baldwin's brother Robert the Frisian, who became count Robert I of Flanders.[8]

Baldwin had constructed the church of St. Peter's of Hasnon, placed monks there and designated it as his burial place.[9]

Family

Baldwin and Richilde were the parents of:

Ancestry

Notes

References

See also

Belgium portal
Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders
Born: c. 1030 Died: 17 July 1070
Preceded by
Baldwin V
Count of Flanders
1067–1070
Succeeded by
Arnulf I/III
Preceded by
Herman
Count of Mons
1051–1070
Preceded by
Richilde
Count of Hainaut
1051–1070

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.