Baldwin IV

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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The marriage of Judith of Flanders ('Countess' Judith) in 1051 to Tostig Godwinson consolidated an alliance between the most powerful family in England and her father, Baldwin IV.
Eventually our hero arrives to assist leper king Baldwin IV and Marshall Tiberias.
At this critical juncture, political turmoil weakened Constantinople while Jerusalem was ruled by a fatally ill king, Baldwin IV, who became involved in factional strife over policy and succession to his throne.
Eventually our hero arrives to assist leper king, Baldwin IV, and Marshall Tiberias.
Eventually our hero arrives in Jerusalem to assist leper king, Baldwin IV and Marshall Tiberias.
Most characters in the film are based on actual historical figures: the leper King Baldwin IV, his politically shrewd sister Sybilla, her second husband the ambitious Guy of Lusignan, the militant warlord Reynauld de Chatillon, the honorable Muslim ruler Salah ed-Din (Saladin).
This is a rich visual tapestry of the exotic kingdom of Outremer under the religiously tolerant rule of Baldwin IV, and the collapse of its uneasy trace with Saladin, played by Ghassan Massoud.
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.
Ruled by a wise Christian king, frail leper Baldwin IV (beautifully voiced by Edward Notion from behind a sculpted silver mask), the domain is further dominated by Baldwin's comely sister, Princess Sibylla (Eva Green), and her snaky husband, Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas), and his warmongering cohort, Reynald of Chatillon (Brendan Gleeson).
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.
Ceded in 1180 to Baldwin IV by Onfroy de Toron in exchange for other territories, this castle was marginal in the crusader feudal system.

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