Filippa van Gelre (1467 - 1547)

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Nicknames: "Philippa /Von Egmond-Geldern/"
Birthplace: Of Slot Grave,Grave,Noord-Brabant,Netherlands
Death: Died in Slot Grave, Grave, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Managed by: David Hogg
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About Filippa van Gelre

René II, Duke of Lorraine

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René married Phillipa of Guelders in Orléans on September 1, 1485 and had the following children:

Charles (b. August 17, 1486, Nancy), d. young

François (July 5, 1487, Pont-à-Mousson) (died at birth)

Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489–1544)

Nicholas (April 9, 1493, Nancy), d. young

Claude, Duke of Guise (1496–1550), first Duke of Guise

John, Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1498–1550)

Louis, Count of Vaudémont (1500–1528)

Francis, Count of Lambesc (1506–1525)

Anne (December 19, 1490, Bar-le-Duc – 1491)

Isabelle (November 2, 1494, Lunéville – bef. 1508)

Claude and Catherine (twins) (November 24, 1502, Bar-le-Duc), d. young -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillipa_of_Guelders

Philippa of Guelders

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Philippa of Guelders

Effigy of Philippa

Duchess of Lorraine

Tenure 1 September 1485 - 10 December 1508

Spouse René II, Duke of Lorraine

Among others...

Issue

Antoine, Duke of Lorraine

Claude, Duke of Guise

John, Cardinal of Lorraine

Louis, Count of Vaudémont

House House of Egmond

House of Vaudémont

Father Adolf of Egmond

Mother Catherine of Bourbon

Born 9 November 1467(1467-11-09)

Grave

Died 28 February 1547 (aged 79)

Convent of Poor Clares of Pont-à-Mousson

Philippa of Guelders (Grave, 9 November 1467 - Convent of Poor Clares of Pont-à-Mousson, 28 February 1547[1]), was the daughter of Adolf of Egmond and Catherine of Bourbon[2].

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   * 1 Family
   * 2 Life
   * 3 Children
   * 4 Ancestry
   * 5 References

[edit] Family

Philippa's mother's tombstone

Philippa was the twin sister of Charles, Duke of Guelders, they were their parents' only children. Her mother was the daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, and his wife, Agnes of Burgundy.

Philippa's paternal grandparents were Arnold, Duke of Gelderland, and Catherine of Cleves. Catherine was the daughter of Adolph I, Duke of Cleves, and his second wife, Marie of Burgundy.

Her aunt was Mary of Guelders, queen and regent of Scotland.

[edit] Life

To strengthen the ties between the Kingdom of France and the Duchy of Lorraine, Philippa was chosen as the bride of René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451–1508). The marriage took place in Orléans on 1 September 1485.

After the death of her husband Philippa tried to assume the regency of the duchy in the name of her son Antonio, who was only 9 years old, but it was decided that the child was old enough to reign alone.

On 13 June 1509 she redeemed the lordship of Mayenne from Margaret of Vaudémont, Duchess of Alençon. She retired to the convent Clarisse to Pont-à-Mousson on 15 December 1519 where she remained until his death.

While at the convent she commanded a magnificent altarpiece for the congregation, it remained there until his death. Her twin brother Charles, Duke of Gelderland, died on 30 June 1538, without legitimate offspring. Philippa claimed the duchies of Gelderland and Jülich but Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, seized the duchies. She sent the claim to the two duchies to her son Anthony, who added it to his Coat of Arms.

Philippa died at the convent on 28 February 1547, she was seventy nine years old. She outlived nine of her eleven children and was alive at the time of birth of some great-grandchildren, see lived to see the birth of her grandson Francis I, Duke of Lorraine's children and her great-granddaughter, Mary, Queen of Scots.

[edit] Children

Philippa and René had the following children:

   * Charles (b. 17 August 1486, Nancy), d. young
   * Francis (5 July 1487, Pont-à-Mousson) (died shortly after birth)
   * Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489–1544)
   * Nicholas (9 April 1493, Nancy), d. young
   * Claude, Duke of Guise (1496–1550), first Duke of Guise
   * John, Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1498–1550)
   * Louis, Count of Vaudémont (1500–1528)
   * Francis, Count of Lambesc (1506–1525)
   * Anne (19 December 1490, Bar-le-Duc – 1491)
   * Isabelle (2 November 1494, Lunéville – bef. 1508)
   * Claude and Catherine (twins) (24 November 1502, Bar-le-Duc), d. young

References

  1. ^ royalfam.ged
  2. ^ Philippa De Guelders

This page was last modified on 2 March 2010 at 22:11. -------------------- Philippa of Guelders (9 November 1467 - 28 February 1547[1]), was the daughter of Adolf of Egmond and Catherine of Bourbon[2].

Family


Philippa was the twin sister of Charles, Duke of Guelders; they were born at Grave, Netherlands, and were their parents' only children. Their mother was the daughter of Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, and his wife, Agnes of Burgundy.

Philippa's paternal grandparents were Arnold, Duke of Gelderland, and Catherine of Cleves. Catherine was the daughter of Adolph I, Duke of Cleves, and his second wife, Marie of Burgundy.

Her aunt was Mary of Guelders, queen and regent of Scotland.

Life

To strengthen the ties between the Kingdom of France and the Duchy of Lorraine, Philippa was chosen as the bride of René II, Duke of Lorraine (1451–1508). The marriage took place in Orléans on 1 September 1485.

After the death of her husband Philippa tried to assume the regency of the duchy in the name of her son Antonio, who was only 9 years old, but it was decided that the child was old enough to reign alone.

On 13 June 1509 she redeemed the lordship of Mayenne from Margaret of Vaudémont, Duchess of Alençon. She retired to the convent Clarisse to Pont-à-Mousson on 15 December 1519 where she remained until his death.

While at the convent she commanded a magnificent altarpiece for the congregation, it remained there until his death. Her twin brother Charles, Duke of Gelderland, died on 30 June 1538, without legitimate offspring. Philippa claimed the duchies of Gelderland and Jülich but Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, seized the duchies. She sent the claim to the two duchies to her son Anthony, who added it to his Coat of Arms.

Philippa died at the Convent of Poor Clares of Pont-à-Mousson on 28 February 1547, aged seventy nine. She outlived nine of her eleven children and was alive at the time of birth of some great-grandchildren, she lived to see the birth of her grandson Francis I, Duke of Lorraine's children and her great-granddaughter, Mary, Queen of Scots.

Children

Philippa and René had the following children:

Charles (b. 17 August 1486, Nancy), d. young

Francis (5 July 1487, Pont-à-Mousson) (died shortly after birth)

Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (1489–1544)

Nicholas (9 April 1493, Nancy), d. young

Claude, Duke of Guise (1496–1550), first Duke of Guise

John, Cardinal of Lorraine and Bishop of Metz (1498–1550)

Louis, Count of Vaudémont (1500–1528)

Francis, Count of Lambesc (1506–1525)

Anne (19 December 1490, Bar-le-Duc – 1491)

Isabelle (2 November 1494, Lunéville – bef. 1508)

Claude and Catherine (twins) (24 November 1502, Bar-le-Duc), d. young

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Filippa van Gelre's Timeline

1467
November 9, 1467
Of Slot Grave,Grave,Noord-Brabant,Netherlands
1485
September 1, 1485
Age 17
1486
August 17, 1486
Age 18
France
1487
1487
Age 19
1489
June 4, 1489
Age 21
Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, France
1490
December 19, 1490
Age 23
France
1493
April 9, 1493
Age 25
France
1494
November 2, 1494
Age 27
France
1496
October 20, 1496
Age 28
Château de Condé-sur-Moselle, France
1498
April 9, 1498
Age 30
Of,Joinville,Haute-Marne,France