NameEustace III Count of Boulogne
Birthabt 1070, Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France
Deathaft 1125
FatherEustace II Count de Boulogne (~1030-~1080)
MotherIda of Lorraine (~1040-1113)
Misc. Notes
Eustace III was a Count of Boulogne. He supported Robert Curthose II, Duke of Normandy, in his attempt (1088) to seize the throne of Robert's brother William II Rufus. In 1118, on the death of his brother Baldwin I, he was elected to be King of Jerusalem, but before he could reach the Holy Land, his nephew Baldwin II was selected in his place. He retired to a Cluniac monastery in 1125, leaving the county of Boulogne to his daughter and son-in-law, Stephen, the future King of England.

His brother is the famous Godfrey of Boulogne, a leader of the first Crusade in 1096 and first ruler in Jerusalem (d. 07-1100).

References: [RFC],[AR7],[Baronage1]
Birthabt 1082
Death31 May 1116
BurialBermondsey Abbey
MotherSaint Margaret of Scotland (1045-1093)
ChildrenMatilda (or Maud) (1105-1151)
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