The Full Wiki

More info on Adelaide of Anjou

Adelaide of Anjou: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adelaide[1] (c. 947–1026),[2] called the White,[3] was the daughter of Fulk II of Anjou and Gerberga of Maine. She was therefore the sister of Geoffrey Greymantle. She was married five times to some of France's most important noblemen.

Her first marriage, probably before 960, was to Stephen, Viscount of Gévaudan. Her second marriage was to Raymond III, Count of Toulouse and Prince of Gothia, in 975. He died in 978.

In 982, she married Louis, the young son of Lothair of France, and the two were jointly crowned Monarchs of Aquitaine on the same day at Brioude. The large difference in age between the spouses was cause for a quick divorce in 984.

She fled then to Arles, where she contracted, against papal advice, a marriage with William I of Provence in 984. She gave him a daughter, Constance of Arles, who later married Robert II of France.

Her final marriage was to Otto-William, Duke of Burgundy.

Notes

  1. ^ Variously given as Alice, Adelais, Adalais, or Azalais.
  2. ^ Adélaïde Blanche d'Anjou
  3. ^ "la Blanche."

External links


Adelaide[1] (c. 947–1026),[2] called the White,[3] was the daughter of Fulk II of Anjou and Gerberga. She was therefore the sister of Geoffrey Greymantle. She was married five times to some of France's most important noblemen.

Her first marriage, probably before 960, was to Stephen, Viscount of Gévaudan. Her second marriage was to Raymond III, Count of Toulouse and Prince of Gothia, in 975. He died in 978.

In 982, she married Louis, the young son of Lothair of France, and the two were crowned King and Queen of Aquitaine on the same day at Brioude. The large difference in age between the spouses was cause for a quick divorce in 984.

She fled then to Arles, where she contracted, against papal advice, a marriage with William I of Provence in 984. She gave him a daughter, Constance of Arles, who later married Robert II of France.

Her final marriage was to Otto-William, Count of Burgundy.

Notes

  1. ^ Variously given as Alice, Adelais, Adalais, or Azalais.
  2. ^ Adélaïde Blanche d'Anjou
  3. ^ "la Blanche."

External links

Adelaide of Anjou
Born: circa 947 Died: 29 May 1026
Preceded by
Anne
Viscountess consort of Gévaudan
bef. 960–975
Succeeded by
Theutberg
Preceded by
Gundinildis
Countess consort of Toulouse
975–978
Succeeded by
Arsende
Preceded by
Emma of Italy
Queen consort of Aquitaine, junior Queen of the West Franks
982–984
Served alongside: Emma of Italy
Succeeded by
Emma of Italy
Preceded by
Arsenda
Countess and Margravine consort of Provence
984–993
Served alongside: Emilde of Gévaudan
Succeeded by
Gerberga of Mâcon
Preceded by
Ermentrude de Roucy
Countess consort of Burgundy
1016–1026
Succeeded by
Adelaide of Normandy

Advertisements

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message