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Encyclopedia > Robert II of Flanders

Robert II of Flanders (c. 1065 - October 5, 1111) was count of Flanders from 1093 to 1111. He became known as Robert of Jerusalem after his exploits in the First Crusade.


He was the eldest son of Robert I of Flanders and Gertrude of Holland.


Robert died near Meaux from a wound he received while aiding his overlord, King Louis VI of France, against Theobald of Blois.


He married Clementia of Burgundy, and was succeeded by their son Baldwin VII of Flanders.

Preceded by:
Robert I
Count of Flanders Succeeded by:
Baldwin VII

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Robert II, Count of Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1022 words)
Robert established a regency council in Flanders and followed the retinue Godfrey of Bouillon, Duke of Lower Lorraine.
Robert responded by supporting the revolt of the Commune of Cambrai against the emperor and his supporter, Bishop Gaulcher, and seized a number of castles.
Robert led an army against Meaux, but near the city he was fatally wounded, fell of his horse, and drowned in the Marne.
Netherlands - LoveToKnow 1911 (10086 words)
Here we are concerned only with their earlier history, which is put for convenience under this heading in order to separate the account of the period when they formed practically a single area for historical purposes from that of the time when Holland and Belgium became distinct administrative units.
It was precisely at this time that Flanders, and gradually the other feudal states of the Netherlands, by marriage, purchase, treachery or force, fell under the dominion of the house of Burgundy.
He inherited Flanders and Artois, purchased the county of Namur (1427) and compelled his cousin Jacqueline, the heiress of Holland, Zeeland, Hainault and Friesland, to surrender her possessions to him, 1428.
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