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BALDWIN III and Matilda

HUSBAND:
Baldwin III. The Young. Count of Flanders.
Born about 940 AD, of Flanders; son of ARNULF I and Alix (Adele) de Vermandois.

Baldwin III The Young of Flanders (c. 940–962) was Count of Flanders, who briefly ruled the County of Flanders (an area that is now northern France, northwestern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands), together with his father Arnulf I (c. 890 – 965). (S1).

During his short rule, Baldwin was responsible for establishing the wool manufacturing industry at Ghent and markets at other towns in Flanders. (S1).

His father, Arnulf I had made Baldwin co-ruler in 958, but Baldwin died before his father and was succeeded by his infant son Arnulf II, with Arnulf I acting as regent until his own death. Then Baldwin, known colloquially by the diminutive "Balso," continued as the regent for the child. (S1).

He married Matilda shortly before 961AD.

He died on 1 January 962. (S1).
After Baldwin's death, Arnulf I arranged for King Lothair of France to become the guardian of Baldwin's son Arnulf II. (S1).

WIFE:
Matilds. (Matilda)(Mathilde Billung)
of Saxony; daughter of Hermann Billung, Duke of Saxony. (S1).

Sjhe died about 1008. (S1).

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