Godfrey of Bouillon

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God·frey of Bouil·lon

 (gŏd′frē; bo͞o-yôN′) 1061?-1100.
Lotharingian leader of the First Crusade (1096-1099) who was proclaimed "Protector of the Holy Sepulchre" after the capture of Jerusalem.
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A 15th-century woodcut depicts Godfrey de Bouillon (circa 1060-1100), a French crusader who was named ruler of Jerusalem in 1099.
Further characters in a complete set were based on The Nine Worthies according to Shakespeare and Dryden, Three Christian Knights, Godfrey de Bouillon also known as Guy of Warwick, the Three Pagans included Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar and The Mystical Figures included Christ, of course, and the Three Jews were joined by King David and Judas Maccabaeus.
To which I counterpose this statement by Godfrey de Bouillon, recorded after his Crusaders had slaughtered the entire population of Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter in July 1099: "And then, when we thought that the Savior had been sufficiently revenged by the death of the Jews and other infidels, we went with tears to worship at the Holy Sepulcher.