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'''Baldwin''' was the nephew of [[Baldwin IV]] (Baldwin the Leper), [[king]] of [[Jerusalem]], and his successor. His mother was [[princess]] Sybilla; his fatrher,. her first husband, WIlliam of Monferrat. He was born in 1177CE, and was crowned co-king with his uncle in 1183, before succeeding to the [[throne]] in his own right in 1185 on the death of Baldwin IV.
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'''Baldwin V''' was the nephew of [[Baldwin IV]] (Baldwin the [[Leprosy|Leper]]), [[king]] of [[Jerusalem]], and his successor. His mother was [[Princess]] Sybilla; his father, her first husband, William of Monferrat. He was born in 1177[[CE]], and was [[crown]]ed co-king with his uncle in 1183, before [[becoming king|succeeding]] to the [[throne]] in his own right in 1185 on the death of Baldwin IV.
   
As regent he had [[Count]] '''Raymond of [[Tripoli]]''', but he was little more than a pawn -- during his life, his uncle had continued to govern, even as he became blind and paralysed; on his death Baldwin V was still too young to take any decisions for hismelf.
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He had [[Count]] Raymond of [[Tripoli]] as [[regent]], but he was little more than a pawn -- during his life, his uncle had continued to govern, even as he became blind and paralysed; on his death Baldwin V was still too young to take any decisions for himself.
   
And, within a year, in the summer of 1186, he was dead, leaving a complicated succession crisis which eventually saw [[Sybilla]] his mother taking the throne, on condition that she divorce her Lusignan [[husband]], Guy.
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And, within a year, in the summer of 1186, he was dead, leaving a complicated succession crisis which eventually saw [[Sybilla]] his mother taking the throne, on condition that she [[divorce]] her Lusignan husband, Guy.
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[[Category:Kingdom of Jerusalem]]

Latest revision as of 21:47, 8 November 2007

Baldwin V was the nephew of Baldwin IV (Baldwin the Leper), king of Jerusalem, and his successor. His mother was Princess Sybilla; his father, her first husband, William of Monferrat. He was born in 1177CE, and was crowned co-king with his uncle in 1183, before succeeding to the throne in his own right in 1185 on the death of Baldwin IV.

He had Count Raymond of Tripoli as regent, but he was little more than a pawn -- during his life, his uncle had continued to govern, even as he became blind and paralysed; on his death Baldwin V was still too young to take any decisions for himself.

And, within a year, in the summer of 1186, he was dead, leaving a complicated succession crisis which eventually saw Sybilla his mother taking the throne, on condition that she divorce her Lusignan husband, Guy.