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Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne

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Eustace IV
Count of Boulogne
Reign25 December 1146 – 17 August 1153[1]
PredecessorsMatilda I and Stephen
SuccessorWilliam I
Bornc. 1130[1]
Died17 August 1153 (aged c. 23)
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
FatherStephen, King of England
MotherMatilda I, Countess of Boulogne

Eustace IV (c. 1129/1131  – 17 August 1153) ruled the County of Boulogne from 1146 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Stephen of England and Countess Matilda I of Boulogne.[2] When his father seized the English throne on Henry I's death in 1135, he became heir apparent to the English throne but predeceased his father.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Heather J. Tanner, Eleanor of Aquitaine: Lord and Lady, ed. B. Wheeler, John C. Parsons, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2002), 153.
  2. Edmund King, Eustace, count of Boulogne, Oxford Online Dictionary of National Biography, 2004