Baldwin III, Count of Flanders


Baldwin III, Count of Flanders

Baldwin III of Flanders The Young (940 – January 1, 962) was count of Flanders together with his father Arnulf I.

He died before his father and was succeeded by his infant son Arnulf II, with his father acting as regent until his own death.

Arnulf I had made Baldwin co-ruler in 958. During his short rule, Baldwin established the weaving and fulling industry in Ghent thus laying the basis for the economical importance of the county in the centuries to come.

In 961 Baldwin married Mathilde Billung of Saxony, daughter of Herman, Duke of Saxony, by whom he had a son and heir Arnulf II.


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