Elisabeth dite "Adèle" de Vendôme

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Elisabeth . de Vendôme, Heiress de Vendôme

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Birthplace: Vendome, Anjou, France
Death: Died in Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
Cause of death: 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
Half sister of Josselin I de Melun, Vicomte de Melun; Maurice de Corbeil; Albert de Corbeil, 2nd Count of 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

960
960
Vendome, Anjou, France
990
990
Age 30
France
999
December 999
Age 39
Angers, Maine-et-Loire, Anjou, France
1015
1015
Age 39
Anjou, Isere, Rhone-Alpes, France
1937
November 30, 1937
Age 39
1938
January 20, 1938
Age 39
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