This name derives from Old High German name “Baldewin”, composed of two Ancient Germanic elements: “*balðraz” (power, strength, brave, bold, able-bodied) plus “*-winiz” (friend). In turn the name means “bold friend, powerful friendship”. Baldwin II of Courtenay was the last emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople. He was born in Constantinople, a younger son of Yolanda of Flanders, sister of the first two emperors, Baldwin I and Henry of Flanders.
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