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.

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.

Godfrey of Bouillon | Leaders of the First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon | Idril's Fantasy

Leaders of the First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon

Godfrey of Bouillon | Leaders of the First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon | Idril's Fantasy

Godfrey of Bouillon, a French knight, leader of the First Crusade and founder of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Godfrey of Bouillon, a French knight, leader of the First Crusade and founder of the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Sixteenth-century bronze statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

Sixteenth-century bronze statue of Godfrey of Bouillon, first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

A depiction of the coronation of Godfrey de Bouillon in the work Historie d'Outremer by William of Tyre.  "Outremer" or "Oversees" was a common name for the lands across the Mediterranean.

A depiction of the coronation of Godfrey de Bouillon in the work Historie d'Outremer by William of Tyre. "Outremer" or "Oversees" was a common name for the lands across the Mediterranean.

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.

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.

Church of the Holy Sepulchre.This was the church to which the knights of the… DARKEST HOUR STARGATE

Church of the Holy Sepulchre.This was the church to which the knights of the… DARKEST HOUR STARGATE

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