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Nicknames: "Also called 'Alice Taillefer De Valence (De Courtenay)'. Sometimes mistakenly called 'Alice de Chastellerault'", "Alix /De Courtenay/", "Alix de Courtenay"
Birthplace: Courtenay, Loiret, Centre, France
Death: Died in Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
Occupation: Countess of Angoulême
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Alice Alix de Courtenay, comtesse d'Angoulême

Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

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Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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See Below re: Alice de Courtrenay:

Peter of Courtenay was the youngest son of Louis VI of France and his second Queen consort Adélaide de Maurienne. He was the father of the Latin Emperor Peter II of Courtenay.

Peter was born in France on September 1126 and died 10 April 1183 in Palestine. He married Elizabeth de Courtenay, who was born 1127 and died Sept. 1205 and the daughter of Renauld de Courtenay and Hawise du Donjon. His tomb is Exeter Cathedral in England. Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of 10 children:

Phillippe de Courtenay (1153 - bef. 1186)

Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople (abt 1155 to 1218)

Unnamed daughter (abt 1156 - ?)

Alice de Courtenay, died Sep. 14, 1211. She married Aymer de Talliefer, Count of Angouleme, and they became the parents of Isabella of Angoulême, who married King John I "Lackland", King of England.

Eustachia de Courtenay (1162 - 1235), married William of Brienne, son of Erard II of Brienne and of Agnès of Montfaucon

Clementia de Courtenay (1164 - ?)

Robert de Courtenay, Seigneur of Champignelles (1166 - 1239)

William de Courtenay, Seigneur of Tanlay (1168 - bef 1248)

Isabella de Courtenay (1169 - ?)

Constance de Courtenay (aft 1170 - 1231)

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Wikipedia:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_I._von_Courtenay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay

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Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

[edit] References

  1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Angoulême, retrieved on 12 March 2010
  2. ^ Cawley

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Alice was also known as Alix de Courtenay. -------------------- Peter of Courtenay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter of Courtenay married Elizabeth de Courtenay.

Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of:

Alice de Courtenay, died Sep. 14, 1211. She married Aymer de Talliefer, Count of Angouleme, and they became the parents of Isabella of Angoulême, who married King John I "Lackland", King of England. -------------------- Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160 – 12 February 1218) was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter I of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John. She is also known as Alix de Courtenay. Family: Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay, daughter of Renauld de Courtenay and Hawise du Donjon. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216. In addition to Peter, she had three more brothers, Philippe de Courtenay, Robert, Seigneur of Champignelles, and William, Seigneur of Tanlay; and five sisters, Eustacie, Clemence, Isabelle, Constance, and another whose name is unknown. Marriages: In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey. Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188 – 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children. 

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England. She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of about 58.

-------------------- Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

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Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

--------------------

Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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Descended from the Capet line.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

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See Below re: Alice de Courtrenay:

Peter of Courtenay was the youngest son of Louis VI of France and his second Queen consort Adélaide de Maurienne. He was the father of the Latin Emperor Peter II of Courtenay.

Peter was born in France on September 1126 and died 10 April 1183 in Palestine. He married Elizabeth de Courtenay, who was born 1127 and died Sept. 1205 and the daughter of Renauld de Courtenay and Hawise du Donjon. His tomb is Exeter Cathedral in England. Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of 10 children:

Phillippe de Courtenay (1153 - bef. 1186)

Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople (abt 1155 to 1218)

Unnamed daughter (abt 1156 - ?)

Alice de Courtenay, died Sep. 14, 1211. She married Aymer de Talliefer, Count of Angouleme, and they became the parents of Isabella of Angoulême, who married King John I "Lackland", King of England.

Eustachia de Courtenay (1162 - 1235), married William of Brienne, son of Erard II of Brienne and of Agnès of Montfaucon

Clementia de Courtenay (1164 - ?)

Robert de Courtenay, Seigneur of Champignelles (1166 - 1239)

William de Courtenay, Seigneur of Tanlay (1168 - bef 1248)

Isabella de Courtenay (1169 - ?)

Constance de Courtenay (aft 1170 - 1231)

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Wikipedia:

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_I._von_Courtenay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_of_Courtenay

Alice of Courtenay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jump to:navigation, search

Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160- 12 February 1218)[1] was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John.

She is also known as Alix de Courtenay.

[edit] Family

Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216; and she had an additional three brothers and five sisters.

[edit] Marriages

In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey.[2]

Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188- 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children.

Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England.

She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of 58. Her daughter would also die at the age of 58 in 1246.

[edit] References

1. ^ Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands, Angoulême, retrieved on 12 March 2010 2. ^ Cawley --------------------

Alice was also known as Alix de Courtenay. -------------------- Peter of Courtenay

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter of Courtenay married Elizabeth de Courtenay.

Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of:

Alice de Courtenay, died Sep. 14, 1211. She married Aymer de Talliefer, Count of Angouleme, and they became the parents of Isabella of Angoulême, who married King John I "Lackland", King of England. -------------------- Alice of Courtenay, Countess of Angoulême (1160 – 12 February 1218) was a French noblewoman of the House of Courtenay. Her father was Peter I of Courtenay and her brother was Peter II of Courtenay, Latin Emperor of Constantinople. Alice married twice; by her second husband, Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême, she was the mother of Isabella of Angoulême, who was Queen consort of England, as the wife of King John. She is also known as Alix de Courtenay. Family: Alice was born in 1160, the second eldest daughter and one of the ten children of Peter I of Courtenay and Elisabeth of Courtenay, daughter of Renauld de Courtenay and Hawise du Donjon. Her family was one of the most illustrious in France; and her paternal grandparents were King Louis VI of France and Adélaide de Maurienne. Her eldest brother Peter became the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1216. In addition to Peter, she had three more brothers, Philippe de Courtenay, Robert, Seigneur of Champignelles, and William, Seigneur of Tanlay; and five sisters, Eustacie, Clemence, Isabelle, Constance, and another whose name is unknown. Marriages: In 1178, she married her first husband, Guillaume I, Count of Joigny. The marriage did not produce any children, and they were divorced in 1186. A charter dated 1180 records that Count Guillaume, with Alice's consent, donated property to Pontigny Abbey. Alice married her second husband, Aymer Taillefer in 1186, the same year he succeeded his father, William IV as Count of Angoulême. Sometime in 1188, Alice gave birth to her only child:

Isabella of Angoulême (1188 – 31 May 1246), married firstly 24 August 1200 King John of England, by whom she had five children; in spring 1220, she married secondly, Hugh X of Lusignan, Count of La Marche, by whom she had another nine children. Alice's husband died on 16 June 1202. Their only child, Isabella succeeded him as suo jure Countess of Angoulême. By this time, Isabella was already Queen of England. She herself died on 12 February 1218 at the age of about 58.

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Alice de Courtenay's Timeline

1160
1160
Courtenay, Loiret, Centre, France
1178
1178
Age 18
Courtenay,Galinois,,France
1186
April 1186
Age 26
Angouleme, Aquitaine, FR
1188
1188
Age 28
Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
1218
September 12, 1218
Age 58
Angoulême, Charente, Poitou-Charentes, France
1218
Age 58
1909
March 16, 1909
Age 58
March 16, 1909
Age 58
March 16, 1909
Age 58
1934
February 10, 1934
Age 58
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