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Godfrey of Bouillon, one of the greatest of the Crusaders, was born about 1061 in Brabant, and died in 1100 at Jerusalem. He served in the wars of the Emperor Henry IV., and was chosen one of the leaders in the First Crusade. When Jerusalem, was captured the army wished to make him king of it, but he refused any other title but that of Defender of the Holy Sepulchre. In 1099 he defeated the Sultan of Egypt in the plain of Ascalon, and thus became supreme in Palestine. [Crusades.]