Biography of Bouillon, Godfrey de


Godfrey de Bouillon. Crusader, king of Jerusalem. Set out in 1096, and took Nicea and Antioch. Defeated the Saracens and, in 1099, took Jerusalem. In the same year Bouillon was elected king, but refused to assume the title. At Ascalon he won a great battle over the sultan of Egypt. Godfrey de Bouillon died in 1100.