Godfrey of Bouillon (18 September 1060 – 18 July 1100) was a medieval Frankish knight who was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. He was the Lord of Bouillon, from which he took his byname, from 1076 and the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 1087. After the successful siege of Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, although he refused the title "King"; as he believed that the true King of Jerusalem was Christ.
Episodes in the history of Belgium up until the 13th century: Godfrey of Bouillon, (c1900). Godfrey of Bouillon (c1060-1100) declining the monarchy of Jerusalem in 1099 AD. French advertisement for Liebig's extract of meat.