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Philippe I, roi de France[1]

Male Bef 1052 - 1108  (> 56 years)


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  • Name Philippe I  
    Suffix roi de France 
    Born Bef 23 May 1052  France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation CA 1060–1088  [2
    roi de France 
    _AMTID 330126062629:1030:114017017 
    _FSFTID L8WB-MRH 
    _UID 844FDFEB00BF4A669CBF59D6F257582E65B9 
    Died 29 Aug 1108  Meulan, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • At age twenty, Philippe I, King of France, married Bertha of Holland, thestep-daughter of his first cousin. This marriage had been arranged toseal the reconciliation between the king and his first cousin, the Countof Flanders. However, it took Bertha about six years before she produceda daughter, Constance, which was not the hoped-for heir. Arnoul, a holyhermit of Saint-Médard in Soissons who was always consulted on familyproblems, prayed to heaven; however, it still took another three yearsbefore the heir, the future King Louis VI, was born. He was followed bythree more sons. Twenty years after the marriage, Philippe imprisonedBertha in comfort in the château at Montreuil-sur-Mer. He then wed thestill- married Bertrade de Montfort l'Amauri, wife of the Count ofAnjou, and they produced four children. It is lost in time whether sheseduced him or he her, but most likely Philippe had an understandingwith the Count of Anjou. In any case Betrade was more than willing asshe did not want to be "sent away like a whore," as her husband had doneto her predecessors. Philippe's remarriage caused a sensation but notdisapproval. The only one who caused problems was Yves, bishop ofChartres, who had been appointed by Pope Urban II without consultationswith Philippe and this had been resented by the latter. The king hadinvited all bishops to his second wedding but Yves declined, referringto Philippe as committing bigamy. Although Philippe had married with theblessing of the Archbishop of Reims as well as the Papal legate, Yveswrote to the Pope who then forbade the bishops to crown Bertrade andtold Philippe to cease all relations with her or else be excommunicated.Next, Bertha, his first wife, died and Philippe gathered two archbishopsand eight bishops in Reims who all confirmed the royal second marriage.The Pope also put pressure on the womanising Count of Anjou who thenobediently complained about the king's committing adultery with hiswife. In 1096 Philippe pretended to have broken with Bertrade andconsequently the excommunication was lifted. However, when it becameobvious in 1099 that Bertrade was still with him, the excommunicationwas renewed. It took until 1105 before peace was restored and from thenon Philippe and Bertrade remained together till Philippe died in 1108.
    Person ID I4287  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2010 

    Father Henri I, roi de France,   b. Abt 1008, Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1060, Vitry-en-Brie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Anna Agnesa YAROSLAVNA, Grand Duchess of Kiev Queen of,   b. Abt 1036, Kyyivs'ka, Ukraine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1076 and 1089, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 19 May 1051  Reims, Marne, Champagne-Ardenne, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Berthe DE HOLLANDE,   b. Abt 1050,   d. 1093  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1072  [3
    Divorced 1092  [2
    Children 
     1. Louis VI 'le Gros', de France,   b. Abt 1081, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1137, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2352  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart