Boudewijn II «de Kale» van Vlaanderen, graaf van Vlaanderen (c.863 - 918) MP

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Nicknames: "Baldwin", "Baudouin", "Boudewyn", "Boudewijn", "de Kale", "der Kahle", "el Calvo", "le Chauve", "Calvus", "the Bald", "den Kletzn", "van Vlaanderen", "van Vloandern", "de Flandres", "of Flanders"
Birthplace: Vlaanderen (Flanders)
Death: Died in Gent, Vlaanderen
Occupation: Greve, Greve i Flandern, graaf van Vlaanderen 879-918, "The Bald", Count of Flanders, King of France; Expanded his country to the north and south., second count of Flanders, markgreve Flandern, "De kale" Graaf van Vlaanderen (Count of Flanders)
Managed by: Sally Gene Cole
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About Boudewijn II «de Kale» van Vlaanderen, graaf van Vlaanderen

Baudouin 'le Chauve' de Flandre, Baldwin 'the Bald' of Flanders

Boudewyn II, bygenoamd den Kletsn (863 - 10 september 918) was de zeune van Boudewyn met den Yzern Oarm en Judith van West-Francië, dochter van Karel den Kletsn. Doadeure wast 'n langs zyn moeders kant van Karoliengische ofkomste. Je was Groaf van Vloandern van 879 tout 918.

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http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudewijn_II_van_Vlaanderen

http://vls.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boudewyn_II_van_Vloandern

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baldwin_II,_Count_of_Flanders

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balduin_II_av_Flandern

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balduin_II._%28Flandern%29

-------------------- Baldwin II, Count of Flanders Baldwin II (c. 865 – September 10, 918), nicknamed Calvus (the Bald) was the second count of Flanders. He was also hereditary abbot of St. Bertin from 892 till his death. He was the son of Baldwin I of Flanders and Judith, a daughter of Charles the Bald. The early years of Baldwin's rule were marked by a series of devastating Viking raids. Little north of the Somme was untouched. Baldwin recovered, building new fortresses and improving city walls, and taking over abandoned property, so that in the end he held far more territory, and held it more strongly, than had his father. He also took advantage of the conflicts between Charles the Simple and Odo, Count of Paris to take over the Ternois and the Boulonnias. In 884 Baldwin married Ælfthryth (Ælfthryth, Elftrude, Elfrida), a daughter of King Alfred the Great of England. The marriage was motivated by the common Flemish-English opposition to the Vikings, and was the start of an alliance that was a mainstay of Flemish policy for centuries to come. In 900, he tried to curb the power of Archbishop Fulk of Rheims by assassinating him, but he was excommunicated by Pope Benedict IV. He died at Blandinberg and was succeeded by his eldest son Arnulf I of Flanders. His younger son Adalulf was (the first) count of Boulogne. Family: He married Ælfthryth, a daughter of Alfred the Great, King of England. They had the following children:

  • Arnulf I of Flanders (c. 890-964), married Adela of Vermandois
  • Adalulf (c. 890-933), Count of Boulogne
  • Ealswid
  • Ermentrud

His fifth child however, was illegitimate.

  • Albert (d. 977)

-------------------- Leo: Europäische Stammtafeln, Band II, Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven, 1975, Isenburg, W. K. Prinz von, Reference: Page 9.

Leo: Burke's Guide to the Royal Family, London, 1973 , Reference: 189.

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Boudewijn II "the Bald", count of Flanders's Timeline

863
863
Vlaanderen (Flanders)
875
875
- present
Age 12
875
- present
Age 12
879
879
- 918
Age 16
879
- 918
Age 16
879
- 918
Age 16
890
890
Age 27
Gent, Vlaanderen
890
Age 27
Ghent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium
891
891
Age 28
Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
893
893
Age 30
Flanders, Belgium