Baldwin III


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Baldwin III,

1130–62, Latin king of Jerusalem (1143–62), son and successor of Fulk. Until 1152 he ruled with his mother, Melisende. In his reign began the decay of Latin power in the East. Edessa fell to the Muslims (1144); the Second Crusade (see CrusadesCrusades
, series of wars undertaken by European Christians between the 11th and 14th cent. to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims. First Crusade
Origins

In the 7th cent., Jerusalem was taken by the caliph Umar.
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) failed; and Sultan Nur ad-DinNur ad-Din
, 1118–74, ruler of Syria. He was the son of the conqueror Zangi, and he succeeded to power in 1145. He defeated the Seljuk Turks in Asia Minor and fought with Baldwin III of Jerusalem.
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 seized (1154) Damascus and N Syria. Baldwin in 1153 took Ashkelon and foolishly directed his policy against the Egyptians rather than the Turks. His brother succeeded as Amalric I.
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Despite major setbacks, including Zengi's conquest of Edessa and the failure of the Second Crusade, the mid-twelfth-century kingdom of Jerusalem remained secure, although lack of resources soon drove Kings Baldwin III and Amalric to attempt the conquest of Egypt.
Best known for: Being the eldest of four acting brothers Early life: Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born in Amityville, Long Island, New York, on April 3, 1958.
Nichter, in particular, wants access to records of at least two court hearings held behind closed doors and interviews and testimony given by a former FBI agent, Alfred Baldwin III, who was hired to listen and transcribe telephonic conversations the burglars wiretapped at the Democratic National Committee during the burglary on May 28, 1972.
3rd round, PIT), son of former Major Leaguer Mel Rojas; Cory Vaughn (4th round, NYM), son of former Major Leaguer Greg Vaughn; James Baldwin III (4th round, LA), son of former Major Leaguer James Baldwin; Dickie Thon, Jr.
Baldwin III, an eyewitness to and lookout for the Watergate break-in.
Baldwin's son, Benjamin Baldwin III, founded in 2003 a separate investment and wealth management firm, Responsive Financial Group, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Baldwin III, (8) a bond trader bought 5,000 acres of land and created two S corporation, ostensibly for property and hotel management.
Baldwin's influence wrote, "Lucian Thomas Baldwin III has established himself as a legend in the Chicago Board of Trade's U.
Alec Baldwin Image: Smooth actor Best known for: Being the eldest of four acting brothers Early life: Born Alexander Rae Baldwin III on April 3, 1958, in Amityville, Long Island, New York.
Image: Smooth actor Best known for: Being the ex-husband of Kim Basinger Early life: Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3, 1958, in Massapequa, Long Island, New York.

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