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Elisabeth de Vendôme, Heiress de Vendôme

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Vendome, Anjou, France
Death: December 999 (39)
Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France (Burned to death in fire)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bouchard IV, dit "le Vénérable", III. comte de Vendôme and Elisabeth Le Riche, dite "de Melun", comtesse de Corbeil
Wife of Fulk III "the Black", count of Anjou & Vendôme
Mother of Adèle d'Anjou, VI. comtesse de Vendôme and Adeline Ade d'Anjou
Sister of Renaud, IV. comte de Vendôme, évêque de Paris and Cte Bouchard de Vendôme
Half sister of Albert de Corbeil, Count de Corbeil; Josselin I de Melun, Vicomte de Melun; Maurice de Corbeil; Salon de Melun and Thibaut de Corbeil, Abbot of Cormery then of Saint-Maur-les-Fossés

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About Elisabeth dite "Adèle" de Vendôme

Elizabeth de Vendôme, burned to death in 1000, a few days before a fire that burned the city of Angers, France.

Burnt at the stake by her husband in her wedding dress.

Her husband Fulk had a violent, but also pious temperament, was partial to acts of extreme cruelty as well as penitence. In his most notorious act, he allegedly had his first wife, Elisabeth of Vendôme (c.970 - 999), burned at the stake in her wedding dress, after he discovered her in adultery with a farmer in December 999. On the other hand, he made four pilgrimages to the Holy Land in 1002, 1008, and 1038 and, in 1007, built the great abbey at Beaulieu-lès-Loches. As a result, historiography has this to say about him.

Fulk of Anjou, plunderer, murderer, robber, and swearer of false oaths, a truly terrifying character of fiendish cruelty, founded not one but two large abbeys. This Fulk was filled with unbridled passion, a temper directed to extremes. Whenever he had the slightest difference with a neighbor he rushed upon his lands, ravaging, pillaging, raping, and killing; nothing could stop him, least of all the commandments of God.[

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Elisabeth dite "Adèle" de Vendôme's Timeline

Vendome, Anjou, France
Age 30
December 999
Age 39
Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
Age 39
Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
November 30, 1937
Age 39
January 20, 1938
Age 39