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Adela / Aelis de France, comtesse de Contenance

Also Known As: "Adela Capet", "Adèle of France", "Adela of Flanders", "Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines;", "Aelis", "Adelheid", "Adélaïde", "Alix", "Adela the Holy", "Adela of Messines", "Adelaide of France", "Alix Of France", "the Holy", "Adela"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death: Died in Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Place of Burial: Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Robert II le Pieux, roi des Francs and Constance d'Arles, reine consort de France
Wife of Rognvald de Norvège and Baldwin V, count of Flanders
Fiancée of Richard III, duc de Normandie
Mother of Philippa Walter d'Evereux; Baldwin VI, Count of Flanders and Hainault; Adelheid van Vlaanderen; Robert I "de Fries", count of Flanders; Matilda of Flanders, Queen Consort of England and 2 others
Sister of NN ?2x mistresses of Richard III (mothers of Nicolas and Alix) de Normandie, concubine; Hedwige de France, comtesse d'Auxerre; Hugues, roi associé de France; Henri I, roi de France; Robert I le Vieux, duc de Bourgogne and 4 others

Occupation: Princess of France, Countess of Flanders, Countess of Auxerre, Comtesse de Corbie, Comtesse de Corbie, Comtesse de Coutances, , Countess of Normandy, Prinsessa av Frankrike
Managed by: Bianca May Evelyn Brennan
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About Adèle de France

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela de Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines), Comtesse de Corbie

http://genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00004012&tree=LEO

Parents: Robert II (the Pious) and Constance d'Arles.

Spouses

1. Baudouin V 'le Pieux', Comte de Flandre

Children:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

NB: Do NOT confuse with Adelaide de Normandie who married Renaud de Nevers

LINKS

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#Adeladied1079

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A8le_de_France_%281009-1079%29

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MEDIEVAL LANDS

ADELA de France (-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery).

The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "soror…regis Henrici Adela" as wife of "Balduino Insulano"[171].

The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Alam comitissam Flandrensem" as the daughter of King Robert[172].

She is named as daughter of King Robert in a manuscript whose attribution to Orderic Vitalis is disputed, which also refers to her marriage[173].

Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[174]. Her father gave her the seigneurie of Corbie as her dowry.

Ctss de Contenance. She founded the Benedictine monastery at Messines near Ypres.

The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Adelaidis comitissa"[175].

Betrothed (Jan 1027) to RICHARD III Duke of Normandy, son of RICHARD I Duke of Normandy & his first wife Judith de Bretagne ([1001]-6 Aug 1027).

m (Amiens 1028) BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders & his first wife Ogive de Luxembourg ([1012/13]-Lille 1 Sep 1067, bur Lille, Saint-Pierre).

He succeeded his father in 1035 as BAUDOUIN V “le Pieux/Insulanus” Count of Flanders. He was regent of France for his nephew Philippe I King of France 1060-1066/67.

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WIKIPÉDIA (fr)

Adèle de France (née en 1009 - morte à Messines le 8 janvier 1079) était la fille de Robert II, roi de France, et de Constance d'Arles. Elle était comtesse de Corbie.

Elle épousa en premières noces en 1027 Richard III (997 † 1027), duc de Normandie, mais n'eut pas d'enfants. Veuve, elle se remaria en 1028 à Paris avec Baudouin V (1012 † 1067), comte de Flandre, dont elle eut :

  • Baudouin VI, (1030 † 1070)
  • Mathilde (1032 † 1083), mariée en 1053 à Guillaume le Conquérant, duc de Normandie, neveu de Richard III
  • Robert Ier de Flandre, dit aussi Robert le Frison (1033-1093)

Ce document provient de « http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A8le_de_France_(1009-1079) ».

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WIKIPEDIA (Eng)

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children.

As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V 'the Pious' of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

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De Zalige Adela van Mesen, geschiedkundig bekend als Adela van Frankrijk, (1009 of 1014 - Mesen, 8 januari 1079) was een dochter van koning Robert II van Frankrijk en van Constance Taillefer d'Arles.

Als weduwe van hertog Richard III van Normandië huwde zij in 1028 met graaf Boudewijn V van Vlaanderen. Hun kinderen waren:

Boudewijn VI van Vlaanderen

Mathilda (1032 - Caen, 2 november 1083), gehuwd in 1053 met Willem I de Veroveraar, hertog van Normandië en koning van Engeland

Robrecht I van Vlaanderen, vader van Adela, gehuwd met Knoet IV van Denemarken.

Na Boudewijns (V) overlijden in 1067 trok zij zich terug in de abdij van Mesen.

Haar feestdag valt op 8 september. In de oude crypte onder de kerk van Mesen bevindt zich een gedenkteken ter harer ere.

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Note

  1. ^ Other forms of her name are Adela, Adélaïde, Adelheid, Aelis and Alix.

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Adela of France, Countess of Flanders

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from his father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Contents [hide]

1 Her family

2 Political influence

2.1 Battle of Cassel (1071)

3 Church influence

4 Note


Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Contents [hide]

1 Her family

2 Political influence

2.1 Battle of Cassel (1071)

3 Church influence

4 Ancestry

5 Note


[edit] Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from his father the title of Countess of Corbie.

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From Wikipedia:

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on France Capetian Kings:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CAPET.htm#_Toc154137001

ADELA de France (-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery).

The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "soror…regis Henrici Adela" as wife of "Balduino Insulano"[213]. The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Alam comitissam Flandrensem" as the daughter of King Robert[214]. She is named as daughter of King Robert in a manuscript whose attribution to Orderic Vitalis is disputed, which also refers to her marriage[215].

Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[216].

"Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage[217].

Her father gave her the seigneurie of Corbie as her dowry. Ctss de Contenance.

She founded the Benedictine monastery at Messines near Ypres.

The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Adelaidis comitissa"[218].

Betrothed (Jan 1027) to RICHARD III Duke of Normandy, son of RICHARD I Duke of Normandy & his first wife Judith de Bretagne ([1001]-6 Aug 1027).

m (Amiens 1028) BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders & his first wife Ogive de Luxembourg ([1012/13]-Lille 1 Sep 1067, bur Lille, Saint-Pierre). He succeeded his father in 1035 as BAUDOUIN V “le Pieux/Insulanus” Count of Flanders. He was regent of France for his nephew Philippe I King of France 1060-1066/67.

From the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy page on Flanders:

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/FLANDERS,%20HAINAUT.htm#BaudouinVdied1067B

Count Baudouin V & his wife had three children:

1. Baudouin de Flandre (b. c.1030, d. 17 July 1070, Hanson Abbey, succeeded as Comte de Flandres, married in 1051 Richilde)

2. Mathilde de Flandre (b. c.1032, d. 2 November 1083, buried Caen, Abbey of the Holy Trinity, married William I the Conquerer of England)

3. Robert de Flandre (b. c. 1035, d. 13 October 1093, succeeded as Comte de Flandres)

From the Wikipedia page on Adela of France, Countess of Flanders:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067).

Their children were:

1. Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

2. Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

3. Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

4. Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

5. Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

Note

1.^ Other forms of her name are Adela, Adélaïde, Adelheid, Aelis and Alix.

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1 NAME Adela (or Adelaide) of /France/

2 SOUR S033320

3 DATA

4 TEXT Date of Import: Jan 17, 2001

1 BIRT

2 DATE ABT. 1003

2 PLAC of Nevers, Nierre, France

2 SOUR S033320

3 DATA

4 TEXT Date of Import: Jan 17, 2001

1 DEAT

2 DATE ABT. 1063

2 PLAC ,Nevers, Nierre, France

2 SOUR S033320

3 DATA

4 TEXT Date of Import: Jan 17, 2001

[De La Pole.FTW]

Sources: RC 73, 140, 141, 232, 255; Kraentzler 1157, 1176, 1218, 1221, 1241,

1258, 1265, 1342, 1350, 1371; Coe; A. Roots 107; Royal Descents; AIS; Davis;

AF.

  Roots: Adele of France, Countess of Auxerre, died about 1063.
  RC: Adela (Adelaide), Princess of France, died about 1063.
  Descents: Adela of France.
  K: Adele ou Alix de France, Princess of France (reigning Countess of France).

Died 1079, l'abbaye de Messine, dioc. Ypres, France.

  AIS: Adela, Princess of France.
  Davis: Adela, daughter of Robert of France.

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps05/ps05_230.htm

Adelaide (also known as Adelisa of France, and Adele-Alice or even Aelicie) may be daughter of Robert II and another wife.

References: [AR7],[Weis1],[ES],[PlantagenetA],[RFC],[Paget1]

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Adela of France, Countess of Flanders

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit]Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit]Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit]Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders, known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009–Messines 8 January 1079) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. She was buried in the monastery at Messines, near Ypres.

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Adelaide (also known as Adelisa of France, and Adele-Alice or even Aelicie) may be daughter of Robert II and another wife.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from his father the title of Countess of Corbie.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders, known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009–Messines 8 January 1079) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. She was buried in the monastery at Messines, near Ypres. Other forms of her name are Adela, Adélaïde, Adelheid, Aelis and Alix.

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They had no children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly the boy's mother and to Adèle’s husband so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines. There she died. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September.

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  1. Death: 5 Jun 1063 in Nevers, Nierre, France 2 3
  2. Burial: Monastere DE L'o, Messines, , France
  3. Ancestral File #: 8XJK-SB 3 4 4 5 2
  4. Event: Alt. Death 8 Jan 1078-1079 Monastere DE L'ordre DE St. Benoist, Messines, France
  5. Event: Princess Of France Titled
  6. Change Date: 21 Sep 2005 at 15:23
  7. Note:
   She was the sister of Queen Matilda of England and widow of Richard 111, Duke of Normandy who dsp the uncle of William the Conqueror who married Baldwin V. de I'Isle, count of Flanders and of Artois.
   Father also shown as Hugh Carpet King of France and mother as Adelheid
   Adele is known as Countess d'Auxerre in band II of Europaische Stanntafeln (Marburg, Germany: Verlag Von J.A.Stargardt, 1984).

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Title: Princess

After her husbands death she went to Rome, took the nun's veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II & retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died & was buried at the same monastery.

Sources:

The book, 'Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants'

The book, 'Kings & Queens of Great Britain'

The book, 'The Oxford History of Medieval Europe'

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Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from his father the title of Countess of Corbie.

Contents [hide]

1 Her family

2 Political influence

2.1 Battle of Cassel

3 Church influence

4 Note


[edit] Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)

Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England

Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)

Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)

Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela´s husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

[edit] Battle of Cassel

When Adela´s third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela´s grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert´s step-daughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

[edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

Adela von Frankreich (die Heilige oder Adela von Messines; * wohl 1009 oder 1014; † 8. Januar 1079, begraben im Kloster Messines bei Ypern) stammte aus der Dynastie der Kapetinger, die zu ihrer Zeit die Könige von Frankreich stellten. Sie war von 1036 bis 1067 als Gemahlin von Balduin V. Gräfin von Flandern. Statt Adela wird bei ihr als Vorname oft Adélaide, Adelheid, Aelis oder Alix verwendet.

Inhaltsverzeichnis [Verbergen]

1 Abstammung

2 Ehen und Nachkommen

3 Leben

4 Weblinks


Abstammung  [Bearbeiten]Adelas Vater war der Kapetinger Robert II. der Fromme (* 27. März 972; † 20. Juli 1031 in Melun), König von Frankreich von 996 bis 1031. Adela ging aus dessen dritten Ehe mit Konstanze von Provence hervor.
Ehen und Nachkommen  [Bearbeiten]Adela wurde 1027 mit Richard III. (* um 1001; † 6. August 1027), dem dritten Herzog der Normandie, verlobt. Ob diese Verlobung in die Ehe mündete ist ungewiss, da Richard III. noch im selben Jahr verstarb.

Im Jahre 1028 heiratete Adela Balduin V. von Flandern (der Fromme oder Balduin von Lille ; * um 1012 in Arras; † 1. September 1067 in Lille), der von 1036 bis 1067 Graf von Flandern war. Aus dieser Ehe stammten drei Kinder:

Balduin VI. (* ca. 1030; † 17. Juli 1070), der 1067 seinem Vater als Graf von Flandern nachfolgte

Robert der Friese (* ca. 1035; † 3. Oktober 1093), der 1071 als Robert I. Graf von Flandern wurde und

Mathilde von Flandern, (* ca. 1032; † 2. November 1083), die 1053 den Herzog Wilhelm II. von der Normandie heiratete. Dieser eroberte 1066 England, wurde als Wilhelm I. König von England und ging so als Wilhelm der Eroberer in die Geschichte ein.

Leben  [Bearbeiten]Adelas Einfluss wird zugeschrieben, dass Balduin V. beim Tode ihres Bruders, des französischen Königs Heinrich I., die Vormundschaft über dessen 7-jährigen Sohn Philipp I. erwarb und somit von 1060 bis 1067 Regent von Frankreich war. Adela hatte insbesondere einen großen Anteil an der kirchlichen Reformpolitik Balduins V. und hat auch viele Kirchenstiftungen ihres Gemahls inspiriert. Direkt oder indirekt sind ihr die Errichtung der Stifte von Aire (1049), Lille (1050) und Harelbeke (1064) sowie der Abteien von Messines bei Ypern (1057) und Ename (1063) zu verdanken. Nach dem Tode Balduins V. im Jahre 1067 reiste Adela nach Rom, erhielt den Nonnenschleier aus den Händen Papst Alexanders II. und trat nach ihrer Rückkehr in die Frauenabtei des Benediktinerordens in Messines ein. Dort blieb sie bis zu ihrem Tod. Ihr Gedenktag ist der 8. September.

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  1. Name: Adele De France 1 2
  2. Sex: F
  3. ALIA: /Alix/
  4. Title: Princess of France
  5. Birth: 1009 in France 3
  6. Death: 1079 in Monastere de l'Ordre de Saint Benoist, Messines, France 3
  7. Burial: UNKNOWN Monastere de l'Ordre de Saint Benoist, Messines, France 3

Father: Robert II b: 27 MAR 972 in Orleans, France Mother: Constance De Provence b: 976 in Toulouse, France

Marriage 1 Richard III b: ABT 997 in Normandy, France

   * Married: JAN 1026/27 in Contract 3
   * Marriage Beginning Status: Other

Children

  1. Has Children Alix De Normandy b: ABT 1026 in Normandy, France

Marriage 2 Baudouin V b: ABT 1012 in Flanders, France

   * Married: 1028 in Seine, France 4 5

Children

  1. Has Children Baudouin VI b: 1030 in Flanders, Belgium
  2. Has Children Matilda b: ABT 1031 in Flanders, France
  3. Has Children Robert I b: 1033 in Flanders, Belgium
  4. Has No Children Henry b: ABT 1035 in Flanders, France
  5. Has Children Judith Fausta b: ABT 1037 in Flanders, France

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=monicap&id=I37437&style=TABLE -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   * Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   * Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   * Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   * Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   * Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

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-------------------- Adela of France, Countess of Flanders From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adela_of_France,_Countess_of_Flanders

Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders[1], known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future husband, she received from her father the title of Countess of Corbie. Contents [hide]

   1 Her family
   2 Political influence
       2.1 Battle of Cassel (1071)
   3 Church influence
   4 Ancestry
   5 Note

[edit] Her family

She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flanders from 1036 to 1067.

She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (997 † 1027). They never had children. As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V of Flanders (1012 † 1067). Their children were:

   Baldwin VI of Flanders, (1030 † 1070)
   Matilda of Flanders (1032 † 1083). In 1053 she married William Duke of Normandy, the future king of England
   Robert I of Flanders, (1033-1093)
   Henry of Flanders (c. 1035)
   Sir Richard of Flanders (c. 1050-1105)

[edit] Political influence

Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France. [edit] Battle of Cassel (1071)

When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Philip I to stop him. Philip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Philip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Philip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Philip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown. [edit] Church influence

Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September. -------------------- ADELA de France

From Medlands:

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(-Messines 8 Jan 1079, bur Messines, Benedictine monastery).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "soror…regis Henrici Adela" as wife of "Balduino Insulano"[229].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Alam comitissam Flandrensem" as the daughter of King Robert[230].  She is named as daughter of King Robert in a manuscript whose attribution to Orderic Vitalis is disputed, which also refers to her marriage[231].  Kerrebrouck mentions her betrothal to Duke Richard "très jeune" but does not cite the primary source on which this is based[232].  "Richardus Nortmannorum dux" agreed grants of property to "Adela" on the occasion of their marriage by charter dated Jan 1026, which does not specify her parentage[233].  Her father gave her the seigneurie of Corbie as her dowry.  Ctss de Contenance.  She founded the Benedictine monastery at Messines near Ypres.  The necrology of the abbey of Saint-Denis records the death "VI Id Jan" of "Adelaidis comitissa"[234].  Betrothed (Jan 1027) to RICHARD III Duke of Normandy, son of RICHARD I Duke of Normandy & his first wife Judith de Bretagne ([1001]-6 Aug 1027).  m (Amiens 1028) BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN IV "le Barbu/Pulchrae Barbae" Count of Flanders & his first wife Ogive de Luxembourg ([1012/13]-Lille 1 Sep 1067, bur Lille, Saint-Pierre).  He succeeded his father in 1035 as BAUDOUIN V “le Pieux/Insulanus” Count of Flanders.  He was regent of France for his nephew Philippe I King of France 1060-1066/67.  

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Advisa, comtesse d'Auxerre, (c.1003 - après 1063), fille de Constance et Robert, épouse le comte Renaud Ier de Nevers.

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Adela was the widow of Richard III, Duke of Normandy, when she married Baldwin V.

995-1040 Sovereign Countess Adélaide de France of Auxerre (France)

Granddaughter of Hugues le Grand, in succession to his illegitimate son, Herbert. Reigned jointly with husband, Renaud I de Nevers, who died 1040. From then on to 1060 the county was occupied by Burgundy [http://www.guide2womenleaders.com/womeninpower/Womeninpowe-chronological1.htm]. -------------------- Adèle of France or Adela of Flanders,[a] known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 – 8 January 1079, Messines), she was the Countess of Normandy (January 1027–August 1027), Countess of Flanders (1028–1067). Adèle was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. In January 1027 she married Richard III, Duke of Normandy The marriage was short-lived for on 6 August of that same year Richard III suddenly died. Adela secondly married Baldwin V, Count of Flanders in 1028. Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France. When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Philip I to stop him. Philip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the king a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Philip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Philip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Philip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown. Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s church-reform politics and was behind her husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retired to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, her commemoration day is 8 September. Family: She married first 1027 Richard III Duke of Normandy (†1027). They had no children. She married secondly 1028 Baldwin V Count Of Flanders (†1067). Their children were:

Baldwin VI of Flanders (c. 1030–1070).
Matilda of Flanders (c. 1032–1083). In c. 1053 she married William, Duke of Normandy, the future king of England.
Robert I of Flanders (c. 1035–1093).[

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Adèle de France's Timeline

1009
March 5, 1009
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
1028
1028
Age 18
Amiens, Picardy, France
1030
1030
Age 20
Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
1031
1031
Age 21
Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
1031
Age 21
Wijnendale, West Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1032
1032
Age 22
Gent, Vlaanderen
1037
1037
Age 27
Roumare, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France
1078
January 8, 1078
Age 68
Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1079
1079
Age 68
Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1929
May 21, 1929
Age 68