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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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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.

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Leaders of the First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon

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Godfrey of Bouillon was a medieval Frankish nobleman best known for his role as one of the main leaders during the First Crusade. As a consequence of this successful military expedition to the Holy La

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