Baldwin VI of Flanders (c. 1030 – July 17, 1070) was briefly Count of Flanders, from 1067 to 1070. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians counts of Flanders were the Rulers over the county of Flanders from the 9th century until the abolition of the Countship by the French revolutionaries He was also (as Baldwin I) count of Hainaut from 1051 to 1070. This article deals with the historical county of Hainaut for other meanings see Hainaut.
He was the eldest son of Baldwin V of Flanders and Adele Capet, a daughter of king Robert II of France. Baldwin V of Flanders (died 1 September 1067 was Count of Flanders from 1036 until his death Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders, known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January, 1079 Robert II ( 27 March 972 &ndash 20 July 1031) called the Pious or the Wise, was King of France from 996
In 1051 he married Richilde, Countess of Mons and Hainaut, widow of count Herman of Mons. Richilde Countess of Mons and Hainaut (c 1031 - 15 March, 1086) By this marriage Flanders took control of Hainaut (at that moment still a conglomerate of the county of Mons, the margraviate of Valenciennes and the southern part of the landgraviate of Brabant). This article deals with the historical county of Hainaut for other meanings see Hainaut.
Baldwin's early death left Flanders and Hainaut in the hands of his young son Arnulf III, with Richilde as regent. Flanders (Vlaanderen Flandre Flandern is a geographical region located in parts of present day Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. The countship was soon usurped by Baldwin's brother Robert the Frisian, who became count Robert I of Flanders. Robert I of Flanders (b between 1029 and 1032–13 October 1093 Kassel) known as Robert the Frisian, was Count of Flanders from 1071 to 1092 The young Arnulf III was killed the next year at the Battle of Cassel and Baldwin's younger son eventually became Baldwin II of Hainaut. Baldwin II of Mons (1056&ndash1098? was Count of Hainaut from 1071 to his death
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Herman, Count of Mons
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Arnulf III, Count of Flanders