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Baldwin III, Count of Flanders
Count of Flanders

Baldwin III, Count of Flanders

Baldwin III, Count of Flanders
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Intro Count of Flanders
Is Politician
From France Belgium Netherlands
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 1 January 940
Death 1 January 962, Bergues, canton of Bergues, arrondissement of Dunkirk, Nord
Mother: Adele of Vermandois
Father: Arnulf ICount of Flanders
Spouse: Matilda of Saxony
Children: Arnulf IIcount of Flanders
The details (from wikipedia)


Baldwin III The Young of Flanders (c. 940–962) was Count of Flanders, who briefly ruled the County of Flanders (an area that is now northern France, northwestern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands), together with his father Arnulf I (c. 890 – 965).


Baldwin III was born c. 940, as the son of Arnulf I, Count of Flanders and his second wife, Adele of Vermandois (c. 915 – 969), daughter of Herbert II, Count of Vermandois. His father, Arnulf I had made Baldwin co-ruler in 958, but Baldwin died before his father and was succeeded by his infant son Arnulf II, with Arnulf I acting as regent until his own death. Then Baldwin Balso continued as the regent for the child.

During his short rule, Baldwin was responsible for establishing the wool manufacturing industry at Ghent and markets at other towns in Flanders. Baldwin III died on 1 January 962. After Baldwin's death, Arnulf I arranged for King Lothair of France to become the guardian of Baldwin's son Arnulf II.

Marriage and issue

"Shortly before 961" Baldwin married Mathilde of Saxony ( 1008), daughter of Hermann Billung( 973), Duke of Saxony. They had a son, Baldwin's heir:

  • Arnulf II, Count of Flanders (c. 960 – 987), who succeeded as count. He married Rozala of Lombardy and had issue, Baldwin IV of Flanders and Matilda.


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