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Hildegarde d'Anjou (Metz), Comtesse d' Anjou

Also Known As: "Hildegard de Sundgau", "Countess", "de Bar", "Hildegard"
Death: circa April 01, 1046 (52-69)
Holy Land, Jerusalem, modern Israel
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thierry de Lorraine, Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lotharingia and Richilde II de Metz
Wife of Fulk III "the Black", count of Anjou & Vendôme
Mother of Geoffroy II Martel, comte d'Anjou and Duchess Ermengarde of Burgundy
Sister of Adela of Upper Lothringia; Friedrich II. Herzog von Oberlothringen; Bishop Adalbero III of Luxembourg, Herzug; N.N. of Thibaud; Irmgard van Bar sur Seine and 2 others
Half sister of Louis I Vicomte de Mousson-Bar

Occupation: Alta Lorena, Countess of Anjou
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Hildegarde, countess of Anjou

ALERT: As of 22 Feb 2023 Medlands does Not identify parentage.

  • FOULQUES d'Anjoum secondly ([ 1000/05 ]) HILDEGARD, daughter of --- (-Jerusalem 1 Apr 1046, bur Jerusalem, Church of the Holy Sepulchre). "Fulco Andegavorum comes atque Hildegardis conjunx mea" founded the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by undated charter signed by "…Goffridi Fulconis filii…"[136]. "Fulco Andecavorum comes et uxor mea Hildegardis filius quoque noster Goffridus" donated the bridge of Mayenne to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by undated charter[137]. She became a nun at the Abbey of Sainte-Marie de Ronceray which she had founded in 1028. “Fulco comes Andegavensis, Iherosolimitanum iter aggrediens cum Audeardi comitissa et filii suo Goffredo Martello” donated property “in Genio...molendinum atque furnum” by undated charter[138]. "Hildegardis comitissa" relinquished rights in favour of the oratory of Toussaint by charter dated [21 Jun 1040/1 Apr 1046][139]. "Joffredus Andecavorum comes…michi matronis domna Hildgalde comitissa genitrice mea simulque conjuge mea Agnosze" donated "curte Petre" to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou by charter 1 Oct (no year)[140]. She died while on pilgrimage to Jerusalem[141]. An undated charter records the death of "comitissa Hildegardis quando viam Jerosolimitane peregrinationis" and her donation of serfs to the monastery of La Charité Sainte-Marie d’Anjou[142]. The necrology of Angers Cathedral records the death "Kal Apr" of "Ildegardis nobilis comitissa"[143]. The Chronicæ Sancti Albini records the death "1046 Kal Apr" of "Hildegardis comitissa"[144]. A charter dated to [1060/67] recites a prior donation to Saint-Aubin d'Angers by "Hildegardis comitissa", who retained a life interest in the property which, after the death of the donor, was sold in turn to "Agneti comitissa" (recording her divorce from "comitum Gaufridum"), "comitem Gaufridum…Gaufridi nepotem" and finally "fratre eius Fulconi" who restituted it to the abbey[145]. The necrology of Vendôme La Trinité records the death "Kal Apr" of "Hildegardis comitissa Andegavorum mater fundatoris nostri"[146]. The Chronicon Vindocinense records the death "Kal Apr" in 1046 of "Hildegardis religiosa comitissa Andegavensis"[147].
  • Nothing posted below affirms parentage based on legitimate sourcing.

Wikitree's profile for Hildegard states:—

  • Notice of resolution of ambiguous parentage
    • This profile has been edited with regard to parents in accordance with principles established by the European Aristocracy user-group. Medieval genealogy is not an exact science, and digital collaborative genealogy must therefore occasionally make choices where old-fashioned print-scholarship did not have to. The parents (or lack of parents) of the person described in this profile were decided upon in consultation with primary sources especially as collected in the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy’s Medieval Lands project.
  • The respected medieval genealogists Stewart Baldwin and Todd Farmerie include articles on Hildegarde's family @The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England:—
    • "Hildegarde de Lorraine, d. Jerusalem, 1 April 1046 [Martyrology of the abbey of Ronceray, quoted from Marchegay & Mabille (1869), 395, n. 3; Halphen (1906), 11; Annales de Saint-Aubin, Halphen (1903), 4 (date only), among other annals]."
  • They state clearly that:
    • "The cartulary of Ronceray provides the only indication of Hildegarde's origin: "... religiosa atque piisima comitissarum, domna Hildegardis, quam scilicet ut credimus et in rebus manifestum est, omnium conditor Deus a Lothariensium partibus, de regali progenie ortam, in hos occidentales terrarum fines ad restaurationem destitutarum olim ecclesiarum perduxit ..." [Halphen (1906), 11, quoting the cartulary of Ronceray]. One plausible conjecture is that she was somehow related to the counts of Nordgau, a Lotharingian family of royal descent in which the name Hildegarde is known to have occurred [see the short discussion in Settipani (1997), 253-4]."[1]
  • In other words, all that can be said is that she was "Lotharingian" which is a term that covered a large part of Frankish Europe. Her parents are not known.


http://fabpedigree.com/s055/f017515.htm parents listed probably as Adalbert II av/von SAARGAU (Count) of METZ & Judith (Jutta) von OENINGEN (969? - 1032?)


http://www.celtic-casimir.com/webtree/3/65399.htm has her parents as:

Thierry I DE LORRAINE Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine •Born: 958, Lorraine, Moselle, France •Died: Before 1033, Bar-Le-Duc, Meuse, Lorraine, France

Sconehilde (Richilde) VON BLIESGAU •Born: Abt 960, Lorraine, Moselle, France •Died: Before Marriage Information: Sconehilde married Thierry I DE LORRAINE Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine, son of Friedrich I VON LOTHRINGEN Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine and Princess Beatrix DE FRANCE. (Thierry I DE LORRAINE Count of Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine was born in 958 in Lorraine, Moselle, France 758 and died before 1033 in Bar-Le-Duc, Meuse, Lorraine, France

Ctse Hildegarde D' ANJOU ET LORRAINE •Born: Abt 990, Anjou, France •Married: 1000, Anjou, France •Died: 1 Apr 1046, Jerusalem, Palestine

Hildegarde married Foulques (Fulk) III "le Noir" D' ANJOU 5th Count of Anjou, son of Cte Geoffroy (Gausfred) "Grisegonelle" (Greymantle) D' ANJOU and Adèle DE VERMANDOIS Countess of Meaux & Troyes, in 1000 in Anjou, France. (Foulques (Fulk) III "le Noir" D' ANJOU 5th Count of Anjou was born in 972 in Metz, Austrasia 5132 and died on 21 Jun 1040 in Metz, Lorraine, France.)


Died on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Palestine.

Birth: ABT 0984 in of, , Anjou, France
Death: 1 Apr 1046 in Jerusalem, , Palastine
Married: 1000 in Anjou, France

was born between 964 and 974

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Hildegarde, countess of Anjou's Timeline

October 13, 1006
Anjou, France
March 21, 1018
Angers, Pays de la Loire, France
April 1, 1046
Age 61
Holy Land, Jerusalem, modern Israel