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Beatrice of Lorraine

German: Beatrix von Lothringen, Italian: Beatrice di Lotaringia, French: Béatrice de Bar
Also Known As: "Bertha", "Obertini"
Birthplace: northeastern France
Death: April 18, 1076 (52-61)
Pisa, Toscana, Italy
Place of Burial: Cattedrale , Pisa, Toscana, Italy
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Friedrich II. Herzog von Oberlothringen and Matilda of Swabia
Wife of Bonifazio III-IV di Canossa, margrave of Tuscany and Godfrey III, the Bearded, duke of Lorraine
Mother of Frederick of Canossa; Matilda di Canossa, the Great Countess of Tuscany and Beatrice di Canossa
Sister of Sophie, Countess of Bar; Frederic III, duke of Upper Lotharingia and Petronille of Upper Lotharingia
Half sister of Doda, of Lorraine; NN von Kärnten; Konrad of Carinthia; Bruno of Carinthia; Adelaide of Ballenstadt and 1 other

Occupation: Régente, de Toscane, Duchesse
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About Beatrice of Lorraine

Beatrice of Bar (also Beatrix) (c. 1020 – 18 April 1076) was a stateswoman and marchioness of Tuscany by marriage to Boniface III of Tuscany, and Regent of Tuscany from 1052 until her death during the minority of and in co-regency with her daughter Matilda. She was the daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Upper Lorraine, count of Bar, and Matilda of Swabia. She was married first to Boniface III of Tuscany and later to Godfrey of Lotharingia. .. ...

c) BEATRIX ([1019]-18 Apr 1076, bur Pisa Cathedral). The Chronicon Sancti Michælis, monasterii in pago Virdunensi names "duabus puellulis Sophia et Beatrice" as daughters of the son of "duce Theodorico", specifying that the empress was their amita and that she adopted them after their father died[157]. The Gesta Episcoporum Virdunensium names (in order) "Beatrix…et Sophia" daughters of "iunior Frederici", specifying that Beatrice married "Bonefacio Italiæ marchioni"[158]. Beatrix entered into her share of the succession of her brother in [1037] as dame du château de Briey, heiress of the lordships of Stenay, Mouzay, Juvigny, Longlier and Orval, all in the northern part of her family's ancestral lands[159]. The Alberti Milioli Notarii Regini Liber de Temporibus names "comitissam Beatricam…de Gallia…filia comitis Frederic, mater…domina Matilda" as wife of "Bonifacius"[160]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage of "Bonifacius…relictam Beatricem" with "Godefridus…cognomento Barbatus", specifying (incorrectly) that she was daughter of "Sigifridi de Brie filii ducis Theoderici"[161]. Regent of Tuscany 1054-1056. Having retired to Verdun with her husband in early 1069 due to his deteriorating health, she returned to Italy after his death and associated her daughter in the government of her Italian estates[162]. The Notæ de Beatrice ducissi Tusciæ et Gisla records the death "1076 XIV Kal Mai" of "Tuscie ductrix Italieque Beatrix"[163]. The Annales Pisani of Bernardo Marangoni record the death "IV Kal May" in 1077 of "comitissa Beatrix"[164].

m firstly (1037 after Jun) as his second wife, BONIFAZIO Marchese of Tuscany, Signor di Canossa, son of Marchese TEDALDO & his wife Guillia [Willa] --- ([985]-San Martino all'Argine May 1052, bur Mantua Cathedral).

m secondly ([Mantua] mid-1054) as his second wife, GODEFROI "le Barbu" Comte de Verdun, ex-Duke of Upper Lotharingia, son of GOZELON I Duke of Upper Lotharingia & his wife --- (-Verdun 30 Dec 1069, bur Verdun Saint-Vanne). He was appointed GODEFROI II Duke of Lower Lotharingia in 1065.

Beatrix von Lothringen

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Beatrix von Lothringen (* wohl 1017; † 18. April 1076) war die Tochter des Herzogs Friedrich II. von Lothringen († 1026) aus der Familie der Wigeriche und der Mathilde von Schwaben († 1031/1032)

Nachdem Beatrix beide Elternteile verloren hatte, wurde sie von der Kaiserin Gisela von Schwaben († 1043), ihrer Tante, adoptiert und um 1037 mit Bonifatius von Canossa verheiratet, Herrn von Canossa, Graf von Reggio, Modena, Mantua und Brescia, Markgraf von Tuscien und wohl auch Herzog von Spoleto und Markgraf von Camerino (* 985, ermordet 6. Mai 1052).

Mit ihm hatte sie drei Kinder:

   * Friedrich († wohl Juli 1056)
   * Beatrix († 1053 vor dem 17. Dezember)
   * Mathilde (* wohl 1046; † 24. Juli 1115)

Nach der Ermordung ihres Ehemanns übernahm sie für ihre Tochter Mathilde die Regentschaft in den umfangreichen Besitzungen in Italien. Im Frühjahr 1054 heiratete sie dann Gottfried den Bärtigen, Herzog von Niederlothringen († 1069), der sich bereits mehrfach gegen den Kaiser erhoben hatte und von diesem dann 1055 auch abgesetzt wurde. Da der Kaiser den Herzog nicht in seine Hand bekam, wurden Beatrix und Mathilde in Haft genommen und als Geiseln nach Deutschland gebracht. Nach der Versöhnung im Jahr 1056 konnte das Paar wieder über seine Güter in Italien verfügen.

Nach Gottfrieds Tod Ende 1069 trat Mathilde ihr Erbe an, diesmal als erwachsene Frau, machte aber ihre Mutter zur Mitregentin, was sie bis zu ihrem Ableben 1076 blieb. Beatrix von Lothringen wurde im Dom von Pisa begraben.

Auf eine Donation der Beatrix von Lothringen vom 29. August 1071 geht das Kloster Frassinoro am Apenninenpass Foce della Radici zurück.

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In 1037, he Boniface III married Beatrice, daughter of Frederick II, Duke of Upper Lorraine and Count of Bar, and niece of the Empress Gisela, wife of Conrad II. They celebrated their marriage in high style, keeping court at Marengo for three months afterwards. Beatrice also had but a small role in the rule of Tuscany, but she did bear her husband three children. The eldest, Beatrice, died in 1053, shortly after Boniface. The only son, Frederick, succeeded his father, but died soon after. The youngest child was Matilda, who inherited the great patrimony from Frederick. Beatrice remarried in 1054 to Godfrey III, Duke of Lower Lorraine, who ruled until his death in 1069.

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Beatrice of Lorraine's Timeline

northeastern France
Tuscany, Central Italy
April 18, 1076
Age 57
Pisa, Toscana, Italy
Cattedrale , Pisa, Toscana, Italy