Baldwin IV


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Baldwin IV

(Baldwin the Leper), c.1161–1185, Latin king of Jerusalem (1174–85), son and successor of Amalric I. RaymondRaymond,
c.1140–1187, count of Tripoli (1152–87), great-great-grandson of Raymond IV of Toulouse. He played a leading part in the last years of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Captured (1164) by the Muslims, he was released c.
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, count of Tripoli, was regent from 1174 to 1176. Baldwin was constantly engaged, except for a truce (1180–82), in defending his kingdom against SaladinSaladin
, Arabic Salah ad-Din, 1137?–1193, Muslim warrior and Ayyubid sultan of Egypt, the great opponent of the Crusaders, b. Mesopotamia, of Kurdish descent.
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. In 1183 his leprosy began to spread very rapidly; he appointed Guy of LusignanGuy of Lusignan
, d. 1194, Latin king of Jerusalem (1186–92) and Cyprus (1192–94), second husband of Sibylla, sister of King Baldwin IV of Jerusalem. In 1183 he was briefly regent for his brother-in-law, who was incapacitated by leprosy, but Baldwin made Guy's
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 as his regent, but in the same year he withdrew the commission and had his five-year-old nephew crowned king as Baldwin V (d. 1186). Raymond was regent for Baldwin V, who was succeeded as king by Guy of Lusignan.
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And when the peaceful Christian King Baldwin IV dies, the bloodthirsty new monarch forces war with the powerful Muslim leader Saladin, and Balian finds himself in charge of protecting Jerusalem.
The biggest beneficiary of the restored version will be Green, whose character, Sybilla, sister of Jerusalem's King Baldwin IV, suffered the unkindest cuts.
Furthermore, the Battle of Hattin, which effectively ended the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1187, is argued to have unjustly tainted contemporary accounts of Baldwin IV and his heirs.
Ironically, the failure of his heirs to maintain the delicate union of the Crusader states demonstrates the force of will that Baldwin IV, the Leper King, possessed and employed throughout his reign.
Ceded in 1180 to Baldwin IV by Onfroy de Toron in exchange for other territories, this castle was marginal in the crusader feudal system.
Kingdom of Heaven'' takes place between Crusades, focusing on a period of relative peace late in the 12th century during the brief reign of Baldwin IV.
Accepted as Godfrey's heir, he takes over command of his crusaders, and assists the Christian king Baldwin IV (Norton) and his adviser Tiberius (Irons) in maintaining the uneasy peace with Muslim leader Saladin (Massoud).

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