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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