Simon de Valois, comte de Valois et de Amiens

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Simon de Valois, comte de Valois et de Amiens

Also Known As: "Simon de Crépy", "Saint Simon", "Simon by Crépyor", "Count Simon"
Birthplace: Crépy En Valois, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France
Death: between September 30, 1080 and October 01, 1080 (32-33)
Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Place of Burial: Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Son of Raoul III "le Grand" de Mantes, Comte de Valois et d'Amiens et du Vexin and Adèle, comtesse suo jure de Bar-sur-Aube
Fiancé of Agathe de Normandie, Princess of England and NN daughter de la Marche
Brother of Hawise de Mortimer; Gautier de Valois, comte de Bar-sur-Aube; Adelais de Valois et du Vexin, Countess of Valois; Alix (Adela) de Valois and Élisabeth de Valois, dame de Châteauvillain
Half brother of Geoffroi II, count of Joigny and Guy II, seigneur de Vignory

Occupation: Comte de Valois, d'Amiens, et de Montdidier, Comte de Bar-sur-Aube
Managed by: George J. Homs
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About Simon de Valois, comte de Valois et de Amiens

SIMON de Valois (-Rome [30 Sep/1 Oct] 1080, bur 1082 Rome St Peter). "Comes Rodulfus et filius meus Walterus et Simon…" donated property to Montiérender by undated charter[24]. The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symonem et filiam…Adala" children of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" and his wife Adela[25]. "Rodulphus…Ambianensis comes" donated property to Sainte-Marie d'Amiens, with the consent of "Simon filius meus et Gualterus, Gualteri Tyrelli natus", by charter dated 1069, subscribed by "Anna uxor eius"[26]. Comte de Valois, d'Amiens, et de Montdidier, Comte de Bar-sur-Aube. The Liber Modernorum Regum Francorum names "Symon filius eius" as successor of "Vadensium comes Rodulfus", recording that he resigned the county and went on a pilgrimage to Rome where he died and was buried "in portico sancti Petri"[27]. He was educated by Mathilde de Flandre, wife of William I King of England, but rejected the betrothal to his daughter[28]. "Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter[29]. He resigned his counties in 1077 and became a monk. "Symon comes…effectus monacus" is named in a charter dated [1076?] under which Philippe I King of France confirmed his donations to Cluny[30]. He went on pilgrimage to Rome where he died[31]. The necrology of the Priory of Saint-Martin-des-Champs records the death "Kal Oct" of "Simon comes"[32]. [Betrothed ([after 1069]) to AGATHE de Normandie, daughter of WILLIAM I King of England & his wife Mathilde de Flandre ([1064]-before 1074, bur Bayeux Cathedral). The Vita Simonis records a ficitional speech of William I King of England in which he offers his (unnamed) daughter's hand to Simon, specifying that she had previously been betrothed to "regis Hispaniarum Anfursi et Roberti principis Apuliæ"[33]. The supposed betrothal to Robert of Apulia (which would have to be Robert "Guiscard" Duke of Apulia) is unrecorded in the numerous other sources dealing with his life and is probably pure fiction. This does not inspire confidence with respect to the historical accuracy of the whole passage, but if it is correct the daughter in question would presumably have been Agatha whose betrothal to "Amfursio regi Galliciæ" (presumably Alfonso VI King of Galicia and León, later King of Castile) is recorded by Orderic Vitalis[34].] Betrothed (before 1077) to --- de la Marche, daughter of AUDEBERT [II] Comte de la Marche et du Périgueux & his wife Ponce ---. The Vita Simonis, interpolated in the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines, records the betrothal of "comes Symon" and "filiam comitis Hildeberti de Alvernis", specifying that Simon fled "ad monasterio de Casa Dei" without his father's knowledge before the marriage[35].

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Crépy En Valois, Oise, Hauts-de-France, France
September 30, 1080
Age 33
Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Age 33
Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Rome, Lazio, Italy