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Lambert of Leuven, Count of Leuven and Brussels

Dutch: Lambert van Leuven, graaf van Leuven en van Brussel, German: Lambert 'Balderik' von Löwen, Graf von Löwen und Brüssel, French: Lambert de Louvain, comte de Louvain et de Bruxelles
Also Known As: "le Balderic", "Lambert the /Belted/", "Lambert Of /Lorraine/", "Lambert II van Leuven", "Count Van Leuven"
Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
Death: Died in Tournai, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
Place of Burial: Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Walloon Region, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Son of Lambert I, Count of Louvain; Lambert I Comte de Louvain; Gerberge and Gerberge de Basse-Lorraine
Husband of Ada (Oda) de Lorraine
Father of Landrade van Leuven; Adela van Leuven; Count of Louvain Henry II of Leuven, Count; Reinier van Leuven; John of Leuven and 2 others
Brother of Hendrik I, graaf van Leuven; Mahaut de Louvaine; Eustache I, seigneur de Fiennes; Otto De Louvaine; Reginar von Lowen and 2 others

Occupation: Accompanied William the Conqueror in 1066, Count of Brabant&Louvain, Greve av Löwen och Bryssel, Count of Louvain, COUNT OF MONS AND LORRAINE, Count de Louvain, Graf von Löwen (1015 - 1062)
Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Lambert II 'the Belted', Count of Leuven and Brussels,_Count_of_Louvain

Lambert II Baldéric de Louvain, dit le ceinturé, mort le 19 juin 1054. Il fut comte de Louvain et de Bruxelles de 1040 à 1054. Il était fils de Lambert Ier, comte de Louvain et de Bruxelles, et de Gerberge de Lotharingie.

Lambert II, Count of Louvain

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Lambert II

Count of Louvain

Spouse Oda of Verdun


Henry II, Count of Louvain



Detail Titles and styles

The Count of Louvain

Noble family House of Reginar

Father Lambert I, Count of Louvain

Mother Gerberga of Lower Lorraine

Died 19 June 1054


Lambert II (d. Tournai, June 19, 1054) was count of Louvain between 1033 and 1054. Lambert was the son of Lambert I of Louvain (d. 1015).

According the Vita Gudilae (recordend between 1048-1051) he followed his brother Henry I of Louvain. Lambert scorned both temporal and spiritual authorities and in 1054 even took up arms against Holy Roman Emperor Henry III. He was defeated and lost his life at Tournai.

During his reign Brussels began its growth. Lambert arranged to transfer the remains of Saint Gudule to the St. Michael church. This church, thereafter known as Saints-Michel-et-Gudule, developed to become St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral. Lambert also constructed a fortress on the Coudenberg hill.

Since Lambert II died in 1054, an imperial charter of September 1062 connecting a certain Lambert to the county Brussels, is probably is refering to another person. This biographical article of a European noble is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Categories: House of Reginar | Counts of Louvain | 1054 deaths | European nobility stubs

Begraven (C 1062) - Nijvel, klooster St. Geertruid Graaf van Leuven, voogd van Nijvel, hertog van Brabant Lambrecht II "Balderik", geb. ca. 990, graaf van Leuven, overl. ca. 1063, tr. Oda van Lotharingen (= Ardennen) dochter van Gothelo "de Grote", hertog van Lotharingen, markgraaf van Antwerpen, graaf van Verdun, & Junea van Italië).

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Lambert II 'the Belted', Count of Leuven and Brussels's Timeline

Leuven, Flemish Region, Belgium
Age 25
Louvain, Brabant, Belgium
Age 30
Leuven, Belgium
Age 31
Leuven, Belgium
Age 33
Leuven, Belgium
Age 51
was Count of Louvain
June 19, 1054
Age 64
Tournai, Hainaut, Walloon Region, Belgium
June 19, 1054
Age 64
Nivelles, Walloon Brabant, Walloon Region, Belgium