Baldwin III

King of Jerusalem 1143-1162

Son and successor of Fulk of Anjou. His mother, Queen Melisende, ruled as regent until 1152. His reign saw a decline of Latin power in the east, exemplified by the fall of Edessa to the Muslims in 1144, the failure of the Second Crusade and the capture of Damascus and northern Syria by Nur ad-Din in 1154. Upon his death his brother Amalric succeeded him to the throne.

[from: Hallam, Elizabeth (edt.): Chronicles of the crusades. London 1989]

 


Baldwin III, Latin king of Jerusalem. The Columbia Encyclopedia, ...

Baldwin III, Latin king of Jerusalem

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