Henry of Flanders

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Henry of Flanders,

c.1174–1216, Latin emperor of Constantinople (1206–16), brother and successor of Emperor Baldwin IBaldwin I
, 1171–1205, 1st Latin emperor of Constantinople (1204–5). The count of Flanders (as Baldwin IX), he was a leader in the Fourth Crusade (see Crusades).
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. The ablest and most respected of the Latin emperors, he fought successfully against the Bulgarians and with varying success against Emperor Theodore ITheodore I
(Theodore Lascaris), d. 1222, Byzantine emperor of Nicaea (1204–22), son-in-law of the Byzantine emperor Alexius III. He escaped from Constantinople after it was captured (1204) by the Latins of the Fourth Crusade and founded a Byzantine state at Nicaea (see
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 of Nicaea. He was succeeded by his brother-in-law, Peter of Courtenay.
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