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Marie Capet de France, comtesse de Champagne

Spanish: Marie De France, comtesse de Champagne
Also Known As: "Countess of Champagne", "Marie Capet", "Marie of France"
Birthplace: Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Death: March 11, 1198 (52)
Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Place of Burial: Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
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Daughter of Louis VII the Young, king of France and Eleanor d'Aquitaine, Queen Consort of England
Wife of Henri I de Blois 'le Libéral', count of Champagne & Brie
Mother of Henri 'le Jeune' de Champagne, comte de Champagne; Scholastique de Champagne; Marie de Champagne and Thibault III de Blois, comte de Champagne
Sister of Alice de France, Comtesse de Blois
Half sister of William IX, count of Poitiers; Henry the Young King; Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony; Richard "the Lionheart", king of England; Geoffrey II, duke of Brittany and 9 others

Occupation: Condessa de Champagne, Countess of Champagne, Reine, de Jérusalem, de Chypre, Regente de Jerusalém (1181(morte de Henry)- 1197) No Ano em que seu filho(Thibaut ) virou Rei de Jerusalém, foi para um convento, e morreu no ano seguinte.
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  • Evergates, T. (2019) Marie of France: Countess of Champagne, 1145-1198. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: University of Pennsylvania Press. ISBN: 9780812250770. Available at:
  • Tannahill, R. (1992) “Courtly Love and the Arthurian Romances,” in Sex in History. 2nd ed. Chelsea, Michigan, USA: Scarborough House, pp. 266–267. ISBN: 9780812885408. Available at:— Extract: “It was, appropriately enough Guilhelm’s [The Troubadour, of Acquitaine] granddaughter, Eleanor of Acquitaine, who helped to establish the ideal of courtly love in northern France when she married Louis VII in 1137, but it did not entirely suit the northern temperament, which preferred good meaty adventure stories to undiluted sentiment. Eleanor and her daughters therefore turned their attention to encouraging a synthesis of the two. For some centuries, the north had relied for its entertainment on the chansoms de geste (songs of action), which were long assonant poems delivered as a kind of recitative to a simple musical instrument and dealt mainly with the exploits of warriors and heroes, feudal lords, and Christian chevaliers of the time of Charlemagne. In the early twelfth century, the roman (romance) also developed, a tale in rhymed verse designed to be declaimed to a small audience and usually taking for its theme a quest or voyage through a dream world which was the scene of marvellous adventures in love and war. The early romans, reflecting the rediscovery of the Classical World, were historical dramas with such titles as the Romance of Alexander, the Romance of Thebes, and the Romance of Troy, but for political reasons it became desirable to find subjects nearer home. Eleanor, by this time (1170) married to HenryII of Normandy and England, was instrumental in bringing into fashion the Celtic myths of Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, an ‘ideal’ ancient society which lent itself admirably to being gilded with modern dreams and embroidered with the symbols of courtly love. She herself patronized many distinguished troubadors, including Bernart de Ventadorn, while her daughters, notably Marie de Champagne, followed in the family tradition. It was Marie’s chaplain, Andreas, who produced the famous Art of Courtly Love, a treatise that owed something to Ovid as well as to Aquitaine, and it was Marie too, who urged Chretien de Troyes to fuse tales of love with tales of action, to turn love into an adventure, and the knight into a knight-errant. This was the real beginning of the institution of chivalry.”
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Marie Capet de France, comtesse de Champagne's Timeline

April 1145
Rheims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
July 29, 1166
Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Champagne, France
Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
May 13, 1179
Troyes, Aube, Champagne-Ardenne, France
March 11, 1198
Age 52
Champagne, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France
Age 52
Meaux Cathedral, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Princess of France