Enguerrand I de Boves, comte d'Amiens

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Enguerrand de Boves, seigneur de Coucy

Also Known As: "de Marle"
Birthplace: Boves, Somme, Picardie, France
Death: Died in Coucy, Aisne, Picardie, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Dreux de Boves (1022-1069) and Adèle de Crépy
Husband of Adèle, dame de Marle
Father of Adélaïde de Coucy; Thomas de Marle, seigneur de Coucy; Béatrix de Boves; Robert DeCoucy and Agnès de Coucy
Brother of Robert III de Boves; Anseau de Boves; Mathilde de Boves and Aélise de Coucy

Occupation: Sieur, de Boves, de Marle, de Coucy, 1079/111x, Comte, d'Amiens, Croisé, seigneur de Boves, Seigneur de Boves, Coucy et La Fère, Comte d'Amiens, Lord of Marle 1079-, Count of Amiens 1085-, Lord of Coucy 1086-
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About Enguerrand I de Boves, comte d'Amiens


Lord of Marle (1079-1116), Count of Amiens (1085-1116), Lord of Coucy (1086-1116) Seigneur de Boves, Aubry's successor, Enguerrand I, was a man of many scandals, obsessed by lust for women, according to Abbot Guibert (himself a victim of repressed sexuality, as revealed in his Confessions). Seized by a passion for Sybil, wife of a lord of Lorraine, Enguerrand succeeded, with the aid of a compliant Bishop of Laon who was his first cousin, in divorcing his first wife, Adele de Marle, on charges of adultery. Afterward, he married Sybil with the sanction of the Church while her husband was absent at war and while the lady herself was pregnant as the result of still a third liaison. She was said to be of dissolute morals."

Adèle's son Thomas de Marle hated his father and joined the enemies against his father. Nevertheless, when in 1095 the first crusade started, both he and his son joined in the adventure. Thomas succeeded Enguerrand upon his death. Family[edit]

Enguerrand was the son of Drogo, Lord of Boves. Enguerrand married Adèle (Ada) de Marle, the divorced wife of Aubry, Viscount of Coucy, daughter of Letard de Roucy, Lord of Marle. Enguerrand and Ada had three children: Thomas de Marle (1078–1130/31). Lord of Coucy and Marle, Count of Amiens.[2][3][4] Beatrix de Boves (−1144). Married Adam Châtelain d´Amiens.[5] Robert de Coucy. Enguerrand is said to have kidnapped Sibyl of Château-Porcien, the wife of Godfrey of Namur.[6] He later married her and they had a daughter.[1]

Enguerrand, and more particularly his descendant Enguerrand VII, is the focal point of Barbara W. Tuchman's history of the 14th century, "A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century" (New York: Knopf, 1978).

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Enguerrand I de Boves, comte d'Amiens's Timeline

Boves, Somme, Picardie, France
Age 26
Of, Sabran, Gard, France
Age 28
Age 31
Age 32
Age 42
Age 74
Coucy, Aisne, Picardie, France
November 2, 1991
Age 74
July 18, 1992
Age 74
August 19, 1992
Age 74