Mathilde d'Anjou Abbess of Fontevrault

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Alice-Isabel / Mathilde Abbess of Fontevrault (d'Anjou), Duchesse de Normandie

Also Known As: "Also known as Alice d'Anjou", "Isabella d'Anjou"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: Died in L'abbaye de Fontevraud, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Chinon, Anjou, France
Place of Burial: L'abbaye de Fontevraud, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Chinon, Anjou, France
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Foulques V le Jeune, comte de Anjou et roi de Jérusalem and Ermengarde, countess of Maine
Wife of William Adelin, duke of Normandy
Sister of Élie II d'Anjou, comte du Maine; Sibylla of Anjou, countess of Flanders and Geoffroy V, count of Anjou, Maine and Mortain
Half sister of Baldwin III, king of Jerusalem and Amalric I of Jerusalem

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About Mathilde d'Anjou Abbess of Fontevrault

Matilda of Anjou

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Matilda of Anjou, also known as Isabella d'Anjou and Alice, (c.1101-07 – 1154) was married in 1119 to William Adelin, son and heir of Henry I of England. She was the daughter of Count Fulk V of Anjou, and his first wife Ermengarde of Maine (died 1126).

Their betrothal occurred when she was quite young. William and Matilda set out on a trip from Anjou to England on 25 November 1120.

A considerable party of hundreds of nobles, courtiers, other retinue, and ship's crew set sail on two or more ships, one of which was named the White Ship. On the crossing of the English Channel the White Ship was wrecked with the loss of all aboard save one. The disaster affected an entire generation of English and French politics as it threw the succession of the English throne into question.

While William had sailed on the White Ship, Matilda had not and survived her husband. She did not remarry and took vows at Fontevrault Abbey eventually becoming Abbess.


Alice, after William Adelin's death in the White Ship, became a nun and later Abbess of Fontevrault.


Conflict with duplicate profiles dates of birth: 1107 or 1120


A considerable party of hundreds of nobles, courtiers, other retinue, and ship's crew set sail on two or more ships, one of which was named the White Ship. On the crossing of the English Channel the White Ship was wrecked with the loss of all aboard save one. The disaster affected an entire generation of English and French politics as it threw the succession of the English throne into question.

While William had sailed on the White Ship, Matilda had not and survived her husband. She did not remarry and took vows at Fontevrault Abbey eventually becoming Abbess.

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Mathilde d'Anjou Abbess of Fontevrault's Timeline

1104
1104
Anjou, Maine-et-Loire, Pays de la Loire, France
1154
1154
Age 50
L'abbaye de Fontevraud, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Chinon, Anjou, France
1154
Age 50
L'abbaye de Fontevraud, Fontevraud-l'Abbaye, Chinon, Anjou, France
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Abbess of Fontevrault
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Countess of, Flanders