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Godefroi de Namur, comte de Namur

Finnish: Godefroid de Namur, comte de Namur, Swedish: Godefroid de Namur, comte de Namur
Also Known As: "Count of Namur /Godefroi/", "Godfrey", "Count of Namur"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Namur, Province of Namur, Walloon Region, Belgium
Death: August 19, 1139 (66-72)
Florette, Normandy, France
Place of Burial: Florette, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Albert III, count of Namur and Ida of Saxony
Husband of Ermessinde II, comtesse de Luxembourg
Ex-husband of Sibylle de Château-Porcien
Father of Elizabeth de Namur; Flandrine de Namur; Henry De La Roche; Clementia de Namur; Béatrice de Namur and 1 other
Brother of Albert de Namur, IV; Henri I de Namur, comte de La Roche; Erminsende Countess of Luxembourg; Frederic de Namur, Bishop and Adélaïde de Namur

Occupation: COUNT OF NAMUR, Comte, de Namur, de Château-Porcien, Greve i Namur 1105-39, Count of Namur, Comte de Namur, 1084 - 19 Aug 1139
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Godefroi , comte de Namur

Count Godfrey was also known as Godefroy.


GODEFROI de Namur, son of ALBERT III Comte de Namur & his wife Ida von Sachsen (-19 Aug 1139). The Chronicon Huberti names "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[90]. The Genealogica comitum Buloniensium names "Godefridum et Henricum comitem de Rupe" sons of "Albertus de Namurco", specifying that Godefroi "caruit liberis"[91]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Godefridum comitem de Namuco et comitem Albertum de Rupe et sorores eorum" as children of "Albertus comes senior Namucensis"[92]. Comte de Château-Porcien 1097, by right of his first wife. He succeeded his father in 1102 as GODEFROI Comte de Namur. He founded Floreffe in 1121. "Godefridus comes Namurcensis et Ermensendis comitissa" founded the abbey of Floreffe, with the consent of "Adelberto, Henrico, Clementia, Beatrice, Adelaide", by charter dated 27 Nov 1121[93]. "Ducem Godefridum seniorem eiusque filium…Godefridum iuniorem" donated property "in parochia Braniensi…Dudinsart" to Gembloux by charter dated 1131, witnessed by "Godefridus comes Namucensis eiusque filius Henricus, Henricus minor filius ipsius ducis, Wilhelmus advocatus de Namuco eiusque frater Anselmus…"[94]. The necrology of Floreffe records the death "XIV Kal Sep" in 1139 of "domini Godefridi comitis Namurcensis fundatoris hujus ecclesie"[95].

m firstly ([1087], divorced [1104]) SIBYLLE de Porcien, daughter of ROGER Comte de Château-Porcien & his wife Ermengarde ---. The Chronicon Huberti names "filiam suo [=Rogerus Porcensium comes] Sibillam" wife of "Godefrido filio Alberti comitis Namucensis"[96]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Sibiliam filiam comitis Rogerii Porcensis" as wife of "comes Godefridus de Namuco"[97]. She was seduced by Enguerrand de Boves Comte d´Amiens, Seigneur de Coucy, and fled her husband before giving birth to an illegitimate child[98]. Guibert de Nogent records that "Ingelrannus" abducted "filia…Rogeri comitis Porcensis", wife of "Namurensi…comiti Godefrido"[99].

Counts of Namur

Adalbert I, Count of Namur, b abt 975, of Namur, France, d 1012. He md Ermengarde of Lorraine abt 996, daughter of Charles of Lower Lorraine, Duke of Lower Lorraine, and Bonne of Ardennes.

Children of Adalbert I and Ermengarde of Lorraine were:

Adalbert II, Count of Namur, b abt 1000.

Hadwide of Namur b abt 1014, of Namur, France, d abt 1080. She md Gerard IV, Count of Alsace, Duke of Upper Lorraine, abt 1030.

Adalbert II, Count of Namur, b abt 1000, of Namur, France, d 1064. He md Regilinde of Lorraine abt 1032, daughter of Gozelon I, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Count of Verdun.

Child of Adalbert II and Regilinde of Lorraine was:

Adalbert III, Count of Namur, b abt 1035, Namur, France, d 1102. He md Ida Billung of Saxony abt 1060, daughter of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony, and Elica von Schweinfurt.

Children of Adalbert III and Ida Billung of Saxony were:

Godfrey of Namur, Count of Namur, b 1064.

Adelaide of Namur b 1068, d 1124. She md Otto II of Chiny, Count of Chiny, abt 1080, son of Arnold II of Chiny, Count of Chiny, and Adela de Roucy.

Godfrey of Namur, Count of Namur, b 1064, d 19 Aug 1139. He md:

[1] Sibylle, abt 1087. She was b abt 1072.

Child of Godfrey of Namur and Sibylle was:

Elizabeth/Isabel of Namur b abt 1090. She md Gervais of Rethel, Count of Rethel, abt 1104, son of Hugh I of Rethel, Count of Rethel, and Melisende of Montlhery.

[2] Ermesinde of Luxembourg abt 1112, daughter of Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, and Clemence of Poitou. She was b abt 1092, d 1143.

Children of Godfrey of Namur and Ermesinde of Luxembourg were:

Alix/Adelaide de Namur b abt 1118, d 1195. She md Baldwin IV, Count of Hainault, abt 1134, son of Baldwin III, Count of Hainault, and Yolande of Guelders.

Henry IV of Luxembourg, Count of Luxembourg, b abt 1130.

Henry IV of Luxembourg, Count of Luxembourg, b abt 1130, d 1196. He md Agnes of Guelders abt 1168. She was b abt 1145.

Child of Henry IV of Luxembourg and Agnes of Guelders was:

Ermesinde of Luxembourg b abt 1180, d 1247. She md Walram III of Limbourg, Duke of Limburg, abt 1198.

Child of Ermesinde of Luxembourg and Walram III of Limbourg was:

Henry V of Luxembourg, Count of Luxembourg, b 1217, d 24 Dec 1281. He md Margaret of Bar abt 1242, daughter of Henry II of Bar, Count of Bar, and Philippa de Dreux. She was b abt 1225.

Child of Henry V of Luxembourg and Margaret of Bar was:

Philippa of Luxembourg b abt 1250, d 6 Apr 1311. She md John II of Hainault abt 1268, son of John I d'Avenes, Count of Holland, and Adelaide of Holland.

Geboren rond 1067.

Hij huwt met Ermesinde van Luxemburg rond 1101.

Hij sterft 19 augustus 1139 te Floreffe, Namur, Belgium.



1. Adelheid = Alice van Namen

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Godefroi , comte de Namur's Timeline

Namur, Province of Namur, Walloon Region, Belgium
Age 20
La Roche, En Arde, Luxembourg
Age 23
Rethel, Ardennes, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Age 28
Namur, Flanders, France
Age 43
Namur, Belgium
Age 48
Namur, Walloon Region, Belgium
Age 53
(Unknown), Austria-Hungary