Henry of Flanders

Henry of Flanders, c.1174–1216, Latin emperor of Constantinople (1206–16), brother and successor of Emperor Baldwin I. The ablest and most respected of the Latin emperors, he fought successfully against the Bulgarians and with varying success against Emperor Theodore I of Nicaea. He was succeeded by his brother-in-law, Peter of Courtenay.

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