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Church of the Holy Sepulchre.This was the church to which the knights of the First Crusade arrived to sing their Te Deum after capturing Jerusalem on July 15, 1099. The Crusader chief Godfrey of Bouillon, who became the first king of Jerusalem, declared himself Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri, "Defender of the Holy Sepulchre."# The Sacred Fire Of Jerusalem by Eugene Alexis Girardet.

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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.

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

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Godfrey of Bouillon (c. 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 said that title (i.e., “King of Jerusalem”) belonged to God.

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Godfrey of Bouillon, from a fresco painted by Giacomo Jaquerio in Saluzzo…

John Absolon, 'View in the East Nave (Godfrey of Bouillon

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"The conquest of Jerusalem" On 15 July 1099 the Crusaders succeeded to overpower Jerusalem. They were only forty thousand, while at their departure they were ten times more numerous. Godfrey of Bouillon was one of the first to enter in the city Jean-Leon Huens

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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.