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Nicknames: "Adèle de Savoie", "Alix Countess of Savoy", "Adelaide de Maurienne Queen of France", "Adelaide de Savoie", "Adeliza", "Alix Countess Of /Savoy/", "Adelaide of Savoy (or Adelaide of Maurienne)"
Birthplace: Maurienne, Savoie, Rhone-Alpes, France
Death: Died in Paris, Île-de-France, France
Occupation: Countess of Savoy and Queen consort of France, Queen of France, b. abt 1092, Queen, Queen Consort of France
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About Adélaïde de Savoie, Reine de France

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9laide_de_Maurienne

And in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A8le_de_Savoie

Adelaïde de Savoie, Adèle de Savoie

F, b. circa 1092, d. 1 August 1154, #2904

Father Count Humbert II of Savoy2,3 b. circa 1062, d. 14 October 1103

Mother Gisela of Burgundy2,3 b. 1070, d. after 1133

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Reference 5153

Name Variation Adelaide of Savoy was also styled Adelaide de Maurienne.2

Birth* She was born circa 1092 at of Savoy, France.2

Marriage* She married Louis VI of France "the Fat", son of Philip I of France and Bertha of Holland (?), in April 1115; his 2nd wife.1,2

Marriage* She married Matthew de Montmorenci, son of Bouchard IV (?) and Agnes de Beaumont-sur-Oise, in 1141.2,4

Death* She died on 1 August 1154.1

Death She died on 18 November 1154.2

Family 1 Louis VI of France "the Fat" b. 1081, d. 1 August 1137

Children

  1. Louis VII of France "the Young" b. 1121, d. 18 Sep 1180
  2. Robert I (?) b. c 1123, d. 11 Oct 1188
  3. Peter of France b. c 1125, d. 10 Apr 1183
  4. Constance (?) b. 1128, d. 16 Aug 1176

Family 2 Matthew de Montmorenci d. 28 October 1160

Last Edited 24 Oct 2003

Citations

  1. [S168] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, 153-24.
  2. [S218] Marlyn Lewis, Ancestry of Elizabeth of York.
  3. [S168] Frederick Lewis Weis, Ancestral Roots, 101-24.
  4. [S347] Carl Boyer 3rd, Medieval English Ancestors of Certain Americans, p. 185.

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The family of Louis VI le Gros de FRANCE and Adélaïde de SAVOIE

[10402] FRANCE (de), Louis VI le Gros (Philippe Ier & Berthe de HOLLANDE [10403]), roi de France, born about 1078, died 1137-08-01 Paris (Paris : 750056), France, buried Saint-Denis (Seine-Saint-Denis : 930066), France

  • married 1115 .. (France)

SAVOIE (de), Adélaïde (Humbert II & Gisle ou Gisèle de BOURGOGNE-IVRÉE [127720])

     1) Constance, married France ? (France) 1140-02 Eustache de BLOIS, married between 1153 and 1161 Raymond V ou VI de TOULOUSE
     2) Louis VII le Jeune, roi de France, born 1120, died 1180-09-18 Paris (Paris : 750056), France, buried Notre-Dame de Barbeau près Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne : 770186), France, married Bordeaux (Gironde : 330063), France 1137-08 Aliénor d'AQUITAINE, married .. (France) 1160-10-18 Adèle de BLOIS de CHAMPAGNE
     3) Pierre I, seigneur de Courtenay, etc., married about 1152 Élisabeth de COURTENAY
     4) Robert Ier, comte de Dreux, died 1188-10-11, buried Saint-Ived de Braine (Aisne : 020110), France, married about 1144 Havise d'ÉVREUX, married about 1152 Agnès de BAUDEMENT

Bibliographie : Histoire de la maison royale de France (Père Anselme); Mémoires (Société généalogique canadienne-française)

http://www.francogene.com/quebec--genealogy/010/010402.php

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

Philip of France (1116–1131)

Louis VII (1120–18 November 1180), King of France

Henry (1121–1175), Archbishop of Reims

Hugues (b. c. 1122)

Robert (c. 1123–11 October 1188), Count of Dreux

Constance (c. 1124–16 August 1176), married first Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

Philip (1125–1161), Bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, Lady of Courtenay

Queen dowager

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on 18 November 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9laide_de_Maurienne

and in French: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A8le_de_Savoie

Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Biography

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.[citation needed]

[edit] Children

She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

  1. Philip of France (1116–1131)
  2. Louis VII (1120–18 November 1180), King of France
  3. Henry (1121–1175), Archbishop of Reims
  4. Hugues (b. c. 1122)
  5. Robert (c. 1123–11 October 1188), Count of Dreux
  6. Constance (c. 1124–16 August 1176), married first Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.
  7. Philip (1125–1161), Bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.
  8. Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, Lady of Courtenay

Adelaide of Maurienne

Queen consort of the Franks

Tenure 1115-1137

Spouse Louis VI of France

Issue

Philip of France

Louis VII of France

Henry, Archbishop of Reims

Robert I of Dreux

Constance, Countess of Toulouse

Philip, Bishop of Paris

Peter of Courtenay

House House of Savoy

House of Capet

Father Humbert II of Savoy

Mother Gisela of Burgundy

Born 1092

Died 18 November 1154 (aged 61–62)

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Contents

[hide]

   * 1 Biography
   * 2 Children
   * 3 Queen dowager
   * 4 Sources
   * 5 Ancestry

[edit] Biography

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.[citation needed]

[edit] Children

She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

  1. Philip of France (1116–1131)
  2. Louis VII (1120–18 November 1180), King of France
  3. Henry (1121–1175), Archbishop of Reims
  4. Hugues (b. c. 1122)
  5. Robert (c. 1123–11 October 1188), Count of Dreux
  6. Constance (c. 1124–16 August 1176), married first Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.
  7. Philip (1125–1161), Bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.
  8. Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, Lady of Courtenay

[edit] Queen dowager

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on 18 November 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution.

[edit] Sources

   * Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 101-24, 117-24, 135-26, 274A-25
   * Nolan, Kathleen D. Capetian Women

Facinger, Marion F. "A Study of Medieval Queenship: Capetian France, 987-1237" Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History 5 (1968: 3-48.

[edit] Ancestry

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Ancestors of Adelaide of Maurienne



















16. Humbert I of Savoy








8. Otto of Savoy












17. Auxilia of Lenzburg








4. Amadeus II of Savoy















18. Ulric Manfred II of Turin








9. Adelaide of Susa












19. Bertha of Luni








2. Humbert II of Savoy


















20. Gérold I, Count of Geneva








10. Gérold II, Count of Geneva












21. Berthe








5. Jeanne of Geneva















11. Gisèle












1. Adelaide of Maurienne





















24. Otto-William, Count of Burgundy








12. Reginald I, Count of Burgundy












25. Adelaide Ermentrude of Reims and Roucy








6. William I, Count of Burgundy















26. Richard II, Duke of Normandy








13. Adelaide of Normandy












27. Judith of Brittany








3. Gisela of Burgundy


















7. Étiennette














Adelaide of Maurienne

House of Savoy

Born: 1097 Died: 18 November 1154

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Perdendo o seu pai em criança (1103), Adelaide e os seus irmãos foram educados pela sua mãe, que se casou pela segunda vez, em 1105, com o margrave Renier I de Montferrat. A 3 de Agosto de 1115, tornou-se rainha consorte de França ao se casar na Catedral de Notre-Dame de Paris com o rei Luís VI.

Lembrada como sendo uma mulher feia, mas atenciosa e pia, durante a sua estadia na corte de França Adelaide foi uma rainha influente, auxiliando o seu marido nos assuntos do Estado e sendo responsável pela educação dos seus filhos.

Com a morte de Luís VI em 1137, subiu ao trono o fraco Luís VII, que preferiria ter seguido a vida monástica, e Adelaide tornou-se rainha-mãe de França, partilhando poder e influência com o Abade Suger de Saint-Denis. Casou-se em segundas núpcias com o condestável Mateus I, senhor de Montmorency, de quem terá tido uma filha.

Adelaide foi uma de duas rainhas protagonistas de uma lenda contada pelo nobre inglês William Dugdale. Segundo esta, ter-se-á enamorado de um jovem cavaleiro, Guilherme d'Albini, em um torneio. Uma vez que este já estava noivo da rainha inglesa Adeliza de Louvain, viúva de Henrique I da Inglaterra, e se recusou a tornar-se seu amante, a ciumenta Adelaide teria lhe armado uma cilada com um leão esfomeado, mas Guilherme arrancou a língua do animal com as mãos, matando-o. É sem dúvida uma história apócrifa.

Em 1153 obteve o consentimento do marido para se retirar para a abadia de Montmartre, que fundara com o rei Luís VI, falecendo lá a 18 de Novembro de 1154. Foi sepultada na igreja de Saint-Pierre de Montmartre.

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Biography

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

Children

She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

  1. Philip of France (1116–1131)
  2. Louis VII (1120–18 November 1180), King of France
  3. Henry (1121–1175), Archbishop of Reims
  4. Hugues (b. c. 1122)
  5. Robert (c. 1123–11 October 1188), Count of Dreux
  6. Constance (c. 1124–16 August 1176), married first Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.
  7. Philip (1125–1161), Bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.
  8. Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, Lady of Courtenay

Queen dowager

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on 18 November 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution.

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queen consorts. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious. She and Louis had six sons and two daughters:

Their children:

1) Philip of France (1116–1131)

2) Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France

3) Henry (1121–1175), archbishop of Reims

4) Hugues (b. c. 1122)

5) Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), count of Dreux

6) Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

7) Philip (1125–1161), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

8) Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154.

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious, and with Louis she had six sons and two daughters:

   * Their children:
         o 1) Philip of France (1116–1131)
         o 2) Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France
         o 3) Henry (1121–1175), archbishop of Reims
         o 4) Hugues (b. c. 1122)
         o 5) Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), count of Dreux
         o 6) Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.
         o 7) Philip (1125–1161), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.
         o 8) Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9laide_de_Maurienne

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queen consorts. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious. She and Louis had six sons and two daughters:

Their children:

1) Philip of France (1116–1131)

2) Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France

3) Henry (1121–1175), archbishop of Reims

4) Hugues (b. c. 1122)

5) Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), count of Dreux

6) Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

7) Philip (1125–1161), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

8) Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154.

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Contents [hide]

1 Biography

2 Children

3 Queen dowager

4 Sources

5 Ancestry


[edit] Biography

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

[edit] Children

She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

Philip of France (1116–1131)

Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France

Henry (1121–1175), Archbishop of Reims

Hugues (b. c. 1122)

Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), Count of Dreux

Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

Philip (1125–1161), Bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, Lady of Courtenay

[edit] Queen dowager

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution.

[edit] Sources

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 101-24, 117-24, 135-26, 274A-25

Nolan, Kathleen D. Capetian Women

Facinger, Marion F. "A Study of Medieval Queenship: Capetian France, 987-1237" Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History 5 (1968: 3-48.

[edit] Ancestry

[show]v • d • eAncestors of Adelaide of Maurienne

                                 

 16. Humbert I of Savoy 
 
         

 8. Otto of Savoy   
 
               

 17. Auxilia of Lenzburg 
 
         

 4. Amadeus II of Savoy   
 
                     

 18. Ulric Manfred II of Turin 
 
         

 9. Adelaide of Susa   
 
               

 19. Bertha of Luni 
 
         

 2. Humbert II of Savoy   
 
                           

 20. Gérold I, Count of Geneva 
 
         

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Adelaide of Maurienne

House of Savoy

Born: 1097 Died: 18 November 1154

French royalty

Preceded by

Bertrade de Montfort Queen consort of France

1115–1137 Succeeded by

Eleanor of Aquitaine

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Elizabeth de Vermandois, or Elisabeth or Isabel de Vermandois (ca. 1081 – 13 February 1131), is a fascinating figure about whose descendants and ancestry much is known and about whose character and life relatively little is known. She was twice married to influential Anglo-Norman magnates, and had several children (among whose descendants are numbered many kings and some queens of England and Scotland). Her Capetian and Carolingian ancestry was a source of much pride for some of these descendants (who included these arms as quarterings in their coats-of-arms[1]). However, the lady herself led a somewhat controversial life.

Contents [hide]

1 Family

2 Countess of Leicester

3 Countess of Surrey

4 Children and descendants

5 External links

6 See also


[edit] Family

Elizabeth de Vermandois was the third daughter of Hugh Magnus and Adele of Vermandois. Her paternal grandparents were Henry I of France and Anne of Kiev. Her maternal grandparents were Herbert IV of Vermandois and Adele of Vexin.

Her mother was the heiress of the county of Vermandois, and descendant of a junior patrilineal line of descent from Charlemagne. The first Count of Vermandois was Pepin of Vermandois. He was a son of Bernard of Italy, grandson of Pippin of Italy and great-grandson of Charlemagne and Hildegard.

As such, Elizabeth had distinguished ancestry and connections. Her father was a younger brother of Philip I of France and her mother was among the last Carolingians. She was also distantly related to the Kings of England, the Dukes of Normandy, the Counts of Flanders and through her Carolingian ancestors to practically every major nobleman in Western Europe.

[edit] Countess of Leicester

In 1096, while under age (and probably aged 9 or 11), Elizabeth married Robert de Meulan, 1st Earl of Leicester. Meulan was over 35 years her senior, which was an unusual age difference even for this time period. He was a nobleman of some significance in France, having inherited lands from his maternal uncle Henry, Count of Meulan, and had fought bravely and with distinction at his first battle, the Battle of Hastings in 1066 then aged only 16. His parents Roger de Beaumont, Lord of Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemar and Adeline of Meulan, heiress of Meulan had died long before; Roger had been a kinsman and close associate of William the Conqueror. Meulan had inherited lands in Normandy after his father died circa 1089, and had also been given lands in the Kingdom of England after his participation in the Norman conquest of England. However, at the time of the marriage, he held no earldom in England while his younger brother was already styled Henry de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Warwick.

Planche states that the bride (Elizabeth) agreed willingly to the marriage, although this means little in the context. Despite the immense age difference, this was a good marriage for its times. Meulan was a respected advisor to three reigning monarchs: William II of England, Robert Curthose of Normandy and Philip I of France.

According to Middle Ages custom, brides were often betrothed young - 8 being the legal age for betrothal and 12 for marriage (for women). The young betrothed wife would often go to her husband's castle to be raised by his parents or other relatives and to learn the customs and ways of her husband's family. The actual wedding would not take place until much later. Some genealogists speculate that the usual age at which a noble bride could expect the marriage to be consummated would be 14. This is consistent with the date of birth of Elizabeth's first child Emma in 1102 when she would be about 15 to 17.

The marriage produced several children, including most notably two sons who were twins (born 1104), and thus remarkable in both surviving and both becoming important noblemen. They are better known to historians of this period as the Beaumont twins, or as Waleran de Beaumont, Count of Meulan and his younger twin Robert Bossu (the Humpback) or Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester. (Readers of Ellis Peters' Cadfael historical mystery series will find both twins mentioned frequently). Another notable child of this marriage was Elisabeth or Isabel de Beaumont, one of the youngest mistresses of Henry I of England and later mother (by her first marriage) of Richard Strongbow.

Some contemporaries were surprised that the aging Count of Meulan (b circa 1049/1050) was able to father so many children, given how busy he was with turmoil in England and Normandy from 1102 to 1110 (or later) and acting as Henry I's unofficial minister. One explanation is offered below; another might simply be an indication of his good health and energy (expended mostly in dashing from one troublespot in Normandy to England back to Normandy).

William II of England died suddenly in a purported hunting accident, and was hastily succeeded not by the expected heir but by the youngest brother Henry. This seizure of the throne led to an abortive invasion by the older brother Duke Robert of Normandy, followed by an uneasy truce between the brothers, followed by trouble in both England and Normandy for some time (stirred up by Duke Robert, and by an exiled nobleman Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury). Finally, Henry invaded Normandy and in the Battle of Tinchebray (September 28, 1106) destroyed organized opposition to his takeover of Normandy and imprisoned his ineffectual older brother for his lifetime. Meulan and his brother Warwick were apparently supporters of Henry during this entire period, and Meulan was rewarded with the earldom of Leicester in 1103. By 1107, Meulan was in possession of substantial lands in three domains. In 1111, he was able to revenge himself on the attack on his seat Meulan by Louis VI of France. He avenged himself by harrying Paris.

[edit] Countess of Surrey

Elizabeth, Countess of Meulan apparently tired of her aging husband at some point during the marriage. The historian Planche says (1874) that the Countess was seduced by or fell in love with a younger nobleman, William de Warenne (c. 1071-11 May 1138) himself the thwarted suitor of Edith of Scotland, Queen consort of Henry I of England. Warenne, whose mother Gundred has been alleged (in modern times) to be the Conqueror's daughter and stepdaughter by some genealogists, was said to want a royal bride, and Elizabeth fitted his requirements, even though she was also another man's wife.

In 1115, the Countess was apparently carried off or abducted by Warenne, which abduction apparently concealed a long-standing affair. There was some kind of separation or divorce between Meulan and his wife, which however did not permit her to marry her lover. The elderly Count of Meulan died, supposedly of chagrin and mortification in being thus publicly humiliated, in the Abbey of Preaux, Normandy on 5 June 1118, leaving his properties to his two elder sons whom he had carefully educated.

Elizabeth married, secondly, William de Warenne, 2nd Earl of Surrey, sometime after the death of her first husband. By him, it is alleged, she already had several children (all born during her marriage to Meulan). She also had at least one daughter born while she was living out of wedlock with Warenne (1115-1118). It is unclear whether this daughter was Ada de Warenne, wife of Henry of Scotland or Gundrede de Warenne, wife of Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick (her half-brothers' first cousin).

The later life of Elizabeth de Vermandois is not known. Her sons by her first marriage appear to have a good relationship with their half-brother William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey although on opposing sides for much of the wars between Stephen and Matilda. Her eldest son Waleran, Count of Meulan was active in supporting the disinherited heir William Clito, son of Robert Curthose until captured by King Henry. He was not released until Clito's death without issue in 1128. Her second son Robert inherited his father's English estates and the earldom of Leicester and married the heiress of the Fitzosbern counts of Breteuil. Her daughter Isabel however became a king's concubine or mistress at a young age; it is unclear whether her mother's own life or her eldest brother's political and personal travails in this period played any part in this decision. Before her mother died, Isabel had become wife of Gilbert de Clare, later (1147) Earl of Pembroke, so had adopted a more conventional life like her mother.

There are no known biographies of Elizabeth de Vermandois, nor any known fictional treatments of her life.

[edit] Children and descendants

During her first marriage (1096-1115) to Robert de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (d 5 June 1118), Elizabeth had 3 sons (including twin elder sons) and 6 daughters:

Emma de Beaumont (born 1102) whose fate is unknown. She was betrothed as an infant to Aumari, nephew of William, Count of Evreux, but the marriage never took place. She probably died young, or entered a convent.[2]

Waleran IV de Beaumont, Count of Meulan (born 1104) married and left issue.

Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (born 1104) married and left issue (his granddaughter Hawisa or Isabella of Gloucester was the unfortunate first wife of King John.

Hugh de Beaumont, 1st Earl of Bedford (born c. 1106) lost his earldom, left issue

Adeline de Beaumont (b ca 1107), married two times:

Hugh IV, 4th Lord of Montfort-sur-Risle to whom she was married firstly by her brother Waleran;

Richard de Granville of Bideford (d. 1147)

Aubree (or Alberee) de Beaumont (b ca 1109), married by her brother Waleran to Hugh II of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais (possibly son of Hugh I of Châteauneuf-en-Thimerais and his wife Mabille de Montgomerie, 2nd daughter of Roger de Montgomerie, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury)

Maud de Beaumont (b ca 1111), married by her brother Waleran to William Lovel, or Louvel or Lupel, son of Ascelin Goel, Lord of Ivri.

Isabel de Beaumont (b Aft. 1102), a mistress of King Henry I of England. Married two times:

Gilbert de Clare, 1st Earl of Pembroke by whom she was mother of Richard Strongbow, who invaded Ireland 1170;

Hervé de Montmorency, Constable of Ireland (this marriage is not conclusively proven)

In her second marriage, to William de Warenne, Elizabeth had three sons and two daughters (for a total of fourteen children - nine during her first marriage, and five during her second):

William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey and Warenne (b. 1119 dspm 1147) whose daughter Isabelle de Warenne, Countess of Surrey married 1stly

William, Count of Boulogne (dsp), yr son of King Stephen, and married 2ndly

Hamelin Plantagenet, an illegitimate half-brother of King Henry II of England by whom she had issue, later earls of Surrey and Warenne.

Reginald de Warenne, who inherited his father's property in upper Normandy. He married Adeline, daughter of William, lord of Wormgay in Norfolk, by whom he had a son William, whose daughter and sole heir Beatrice married first Dodo, lord Bardolf, and secondly Hubert de Burgh;

Ralph de Warenne (dsp)

Gundrada de Warenne, (Gundred) who married first

Roger de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Warwick and had issue; second (as his 2nd wife)

William de Warenne, 1st Earl of Warenne and Surrey and is most remembered for expelling king Stephen's garrison from Warwick Castle; and they had issue.

Ada de Warenne (d. ca. 1178), who married Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, younger son of King David I of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon by his marriage to the heiress Matilda or Maud, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon (herself great-niece of William I of England) and had issue. They were parents to Malcolm IV of Scotland and William I of Scotland and their youngest son became David of Scotland, 8th Earl of Huntingdon. All Kings of Scotland since 1292 were the descendants of Huntingdon.

The second earl had married Isabella, daughter of Hugh, Count of Vermandois, widow of Robert de Beaumont, earl of Leicester. The arms of Warenne "checky or and azure" were adopted from the Vermandois coat after this marriage.

The original Vermandois arms were "checky or and sable" but there was no black tincture in early medieval heraldry until sable was discovered, being the crushed fur of this animal. A very deep indigo was used instead which faded into blue so the Vermandois arms became "checky or and azure".

The Vermandois arms were inherited by the earls of Warenne and Surrey, the Newburgh earls of Warwick, the Beauchamp earls of Warwick and Worcester and the Clifford earls of Cumberland.

[edit] External links

Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis, Lines: 50-24, 50-25, 53-24, 66-25, 84-25, 88-25, 89-25, 140-24, 170-23 184-4, 215-24

Elizabeth de Vermandois

Stirnet genealogy database

Beaumont

Warenne

Capetian

Warenne earls in 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Robert de Beaumont, Earl of Meulan

Vermandois arms used by Isabel's descendants

[edit] See also

Elizabeth de Vermandois is also the name of the daughter of Raoul I of Vermandois, brother to this Elisabeth or Elizabeth (d. 1131).

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_of_Vermandois"

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queen consorts. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious. She and Louis had seven sons and one daughter:

Their children:

1) Philip of France (1116–1131)

2) Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France

3) Henry (1121–1175), archbishop of Reims

4) Hugues (b. c. 1122)

5) Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), count of Dreux

6) Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

7) Philip (1125–1161), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

8) Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal. As a great-granddaughter of Adeliza and Louis VI and also of Adeliza and her second husband, William d'Albini, I can verify that story is purely the figment of someone's idle imagination.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution.

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Adelaide of Savoy, or Adelaide of Maurienne (in Italian: Adelaide di Savoia, or Adelasia di Moriana; in French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne), was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Adélaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris.

Adélaide was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

She and Louis had seven sons (two of whom were our ancestors) and one daughter.

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died and was buried there.

Adélaide was our ancestor through two distinct descent paths--through her son Louis and her son Peter, each of whom was independently our ancestor.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9laide_de_Maurienne for more information.

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Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–November 18, 1154) was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081-1137), whom she married on August 3, 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queen consorts. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious. She and Louis had six sons and two daughters:

Their children:

1) Philip of France (1116–1131)

2) Louis VII (1120–November 18, 1180), King of France

3) Henry (1121–1175), archbishop of Reims

4) Hugues (b. c. 1122)

5) Robert (c. 1123–October 11, 1188), count of Dreux

6) Constance (c. 1124–August 16, 1176), married first Eustace IV, count of Boulogne and then Raymond V of Toulouse.

7) Philip (1125–1161), bishop of Paris. not to be confused with his elder brother.

8) Peter (c. 1125–1183), married Elizabeth, lady of Courtenay

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Queen Adeliza of England and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on November 18, 1154.

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Last name also seen as 'du Maurienne'. Reputed to be ugly, but attentive & pious.

Source: The book, 'Kings & Queens of Europe'

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad%C3%A9laide_de_Maurienne -------------------- Adelaide of Savoy (or Adelaide of Maurienne) (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne) (1092 – 18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Biography

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

Queen dowager

Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities.

Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal.

In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on 18 November 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution. -------------------- About Adelaide of Maurienne Adelaide of Savoy (or Adelaide of Maurienne) (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne) (1092 – 18 November 1154) was the second spouse but first Queen consort of Louis VI of France. Adelaide of Savoy (or Adelaide of Maurienne) (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne) (1092 – 18 November 1154) was the second spouse but first Queen consort of Louis VI of France. Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband. She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious. Afer Louis VI's death, Adélaide did not immediately retire to conventual life, as did most widowed queens of the time. Instead she married Matthieu I of Montmorency, with whom she had one child. She remained active in the French court and in religious activities. Adélaide is one of two queens in a legend related by William Dugdale. As the story goes, Queen Adélaide of France became enamoured of a young knight, William d'Albini, at a joust. But he was already engaged to Adeliza of Louvain and refused to become her lover. The jealous Adélaide lured him into the clutches of a hungry lion, but William ripped out the beast's tongue with his bare hands and thus killed it. This story is almost without a doubt apocryphal. In 1153 she retired to the abbey of Montmartre, which she had founded with Louis VII. She died there on 18 November 1154. She was buried in the cemetery of the Church of St. Pierre at Montmarte, but her tomb was destroyed during the Revolution. -------------------- Adelaide of Savoy or Adelaide of Maurienne (Italian: Adelaide di Savoia or Adelasia di Moriana, French: Adélaïde or Adèle de Maurienne; 1092–18 November 1154) was the second Queen consort of Louis VI of France.

Adelaide was the daughter of Humbert II of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy, and niece of Pope Callixtus II, who once visited her court in France. Her father died in 1103, and her mother married Renier I of Montferrat as a second husband.

She became the second wife of Louis VI of France (1081–1137), whom she married on 3 August 1115. They had eight children, the second of whom became Louis VII of France. Adelaide was one of the most politically active of all France's medieval queens consort. Her name appears on 45 royal charters from the reign of Louis VI. During her tenure as queen, royal charters were dated with both her regnal year and that of the king. Among many other religious benefactions, she and Louis founded the monastery of St Peter's (Ste Pierre) at Montmartre, in the northern suburbs of Paris. She was reputed to be "ugly," but attentive and pious.

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