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About Constance de France, comtesse consort de Toulouse

Raymond V, Count of Toulouse

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Family

In 1154, Raymond married Constance of France, daughter of king Louis VI of France and his second wife Adélaide de Maurienne. Constance was the widow of Eustace IV of Boulogne. Because Raymond was related to her within prohibited degrees, they were separated by ecclesiastical authority in 1165. They had five children:

Raymond VI, who succeeded his father

Aubri, died 1180

Adelaide or Azalais of Toulouse, who married Roger II Trencavel in 1171 and died in 1199

Baldwin, born 1165, executed on the orders of Raymond VI in 1214

Laura died 1230 married Odo of Comminger d.1215

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Constance of France, Countess of Toulouse

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Constance

Countess consort of Boulogne and Toulouse

Tenure 1140-1153

1154-1165

Spouse Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne

Raymond V, Count of Toulouse

Issue

Raymond VI of Toulouse

Azalais of Toulouse

Aubri of Toulouse

Baldwin of Toulouse

Laura of Toulose

House House of Capet

Father Louis VI of France

Mother Adélaide de Maurienne

Born c.1124

Died c.1176 (aged 51-52)

Constance of France (1124-1176) was the only daughter of Louis VI of France and his second wife Adélaide de Maurienne. She is also known as Constance Capet.

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   * 1 Family
   * 2 First marriage
   * 3 Second marriage
   * 4 Ancestors
   * 5 Sources

[edit] Family

Constance's elder siblings included: Louis VII of France, Philip of France, Henri of France, Robert I of Dreux, another Philip of France and Peter of Courtenay.

Her maternal grandparents were Humbert II, Count of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy. Her paternal grandparents were Philip I of France and Bertha of Holland.

[edit] First marriage

In 1140, Constance married Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne. Eustace was knighted in 1147, at which date he was probably from sixteen to eighteen years of age. In 1151 he joined Constance's brother, Louis in an abortive raid upon Normandy, which had accepted the title of the Empress Matilda (another of many Matildas of the era), and was now defended by her husband, Geoffrey of Anjou.

The couple had no children and Eustace died in 1153, aged between 17-26.

[edit] Second marriage

In 1154, Constance remarried after being a widow for a year. She married Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, being his first wife.

Raymond was implicated in the Cathar crisis. In 1176, Guilhem, the Bishop of Albi organized the council of Lombers, attended by both clerics and princes, including Raymond of Trencavel, Raymond V, and Constance, and the representatives of the Cathars. The crisis later led to the Albigensian Crusade.

Raymond and Constance had five children together, they were:

  1. Raymond VI, who succeeded his father
  2. Aubri, died 1180
  3. Adelaide or Azalais of Toulouse, who married Roger II Trencavel in 1171 and died in 1199
  4. Baldwin, born 1165, executed on the orders of Raymond VI in 1214
  5. Laura died 1230 married Odo of Comminger d.1215

Because Raymond was related to Constance within prohibited degrees, they were separated by ecclesiastical authority in 1165. Raymond later married Richeza of Poland, who had been widowed twice before.

Constance died in 1176, aged 51–52 by which time her brother, Louis was King of France.

Sources

   * Translation from French Wikipedia

This page was last modified on 16 July 2010 at 10:57.

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Constance of France (1124-1176) was the only daughter of Louis VI of France and his second wife Adélaide de Maurienne. She is also known as Constance Capet.

Family

Constance's elder siblings included: Louis VII of France, Philip of France, Henri of France, Robert I of Dreux, another Philip of France and Peter of Courtenay.

Her maternal grandparents were Humbert II, Count of Savoy and Gisela of Burgundy. Her paternal grandparents were Philip I of France and Bertha of Holland.

First marriage

In 1140, Constance married Eustace IV, Count of Boulogne. Eustace was knighted in 1147, at which date he was probably from sixteen to eighteen years of age. In 1151 he joined Constance's brother, Louis in an abortive raid upon Normandy, which had accepted the title of the Empress Matilda (another of many Matildas of the era), and was now defended by her husband, Geoffrey of Anjou.

The couple had no children and Eustace died in 1153, aged between 17-26.

Second marriage

In 1154, Constance remarried after being a widow for a year. She married Raymond V, Count of Toulouse, being his first wife.

Raymond was implicated in the Cathar crisis. In 1176, Guilhem, the Bishop of Albi organized the council of Lombers, attended by both clerics and princes, including Raymond of Trencavel, Raymond V, and Constance, and the representatives of the Cathars. The crisis later led to the Albigensian Crusade.

Raymond and Constance had five children together, they were:

  1. Raymond VI, who succeeded his father
  2. Aubri, died 1180
  3. Adelaide or Azalais of Toulouse, who married Roger II Trencavel in 1171 and died in 1199
  4. Baldwin, born 1165, executed on the orders of Raymond VI in 1214
  5. Laura died 1230 married Odo of Comminger d.1215

Because Raymond was related to Constance within prohibited degrees, they were separated by ecclesiastical authority in 1165. Raymond later married Richeza of Poland, who had been widowed twice before.

Constance died in 1176, aged 51–52 by which time her brother, Louis was King of France.

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Source: The book, 'Kings & Queens of Great Britain'

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Constance de France, comtesse consort de Toulouse's Timeline

1128
1128
1143
1143
Age 15
Boulogne, Hauts-de-Seine, Ile-de-France, France
1154
1154
Age 26
Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France
1156
October 27, 1156
Age 28
1165
1165
Age 37
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1177
August 16, 1177
Age 49
1992
April 17, 1992
Age 49
May 28, 1992
Age 49
July 15, 1992
Age 49
1993
March 4, 1993
Age 49