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Philippe II 'Auguste', roi de France

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  • Name Philippe II 'Auguste'  
    Suffix roi de France 
    Born 21 Aug 1165  Gonesse, Val-d'Oise, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1180 and 1223 
    roi de France 
    _AMTID 330126062619:1030:114017017 
    _UID 4449150FCED943F5A68364337AC47B8A9376 
    Buried Abt Jul 1223  Saint-Denis, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 14 Jul 1223  Mantes-la-Jolie, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • After having lost his child-wife, Isabelle of Flanders, he went oncrusade, then hurried back to marry again for the sake of his dynasty ashis son, Louis, was a sickly child. What he needed was the daughter of aking and, on 14 August 1193, he married Ingeborg (Isambour), daughter ofKing Valdemar of Denmark. Arrangements had been made for her to becrowned queen the day after the nuptials but, during the wedding night,Philippe's feelings changed to repulsion. In Compiègne, before anassembly, fifteen duly sworn witnesses, twelve of them from the king'sfamily, solemnly calculated the degrees of consanguinity and showed thatPhilippe and Ingeborg were fourth cousins, a prohibiting degree formarriage. However, this solution was not accepted by Ingeborg's brother,the Danish king, who appealed to Pope Celestine III, claiming thegenealogies to be wrong, but the pope gave Philippe no more than awarning. In June 1196, Philippe III married the beautiful Agnès deMeran. With Ingeborg still alive, this was bigamy. The new pope,Innocent III, ordered Philippe to part from Agnès and, laying Franceunder an interdict, wanted to suspend all religious services.Negotiations were to last fifteen years and, because of the Catharupsurge, the interdict was not applied. In 1201 in Soissons, thechurch confronted Philippe but, after a fortnight's arguing, hedeparted, taking Ingeborg with him. On 29 July 1201 Agnès de Meran diedand Philippe could no longer be regarded as a bigamist; and so, inNovember of that year, the pope legitimised the two children of Philippeand Agnès. In 1205 a 'damsel from Arras' bore him a bastard son and, asPhilippe would have nothing to do with Ingeborg, she was spared theperils of childbearing. As it had not been consummated, the pope waswilling to declare the marriage with Ingeborg void. However, they hadnot counted on Ingeborg who maintained that she and Philippe had slepttogether. To satisfy pope, king and queen, the only solution seemed tobe that the queen should take the veil and enter a convent; but then, inApril 1213, Philippe announced he was taking back his wife.
    Person ID I4281  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2010 

    Father Louis VII, roi de France,   b. 1120, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1180, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Adèle DE BLOIS, de Champagne,   b. Abt 1137, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1206, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 13 Oct 1160 
    Family ID F2348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnès D'ANDECHS, de Méranie,   b. 1180, Méranie, Europe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1201, Poissy, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married Jun 1196  [2
    Divorced 1200 
    Children 
     1. Marie DE FRANCE,   b. 1198, Soissons, Aisne, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1224  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart