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Adèle DE NORMANDIE[1]

Female Abt 1062 - 1138  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Adèle DE NORMANDIE 
    Born Abt 1062  Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Name Adèle of England  [3
    Occupation Aft 1102  Marcigny, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    soeur 
    Address:
    Prieuré de Cluniac 
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    _FSFTID LTDJ-Z7C 
    _UID 29360C47F2D1459792943E6C3DC8D0A59B0E 
    Died 8 Mar 1138  Marcigny-sur-Loire, Saône-et-Loire, Bourgogne, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Y  [1
    Notes 
    • Adela of Normandy, daughter of William the Conqueror, was the mother ofStephen, King of England, whose right to the throne derived through her.She was married to Stephen, Count of Meaux en Brie. Upon the death ofhis father in 1090, her husband succeeded to the counties of Blois andChartres. She took an active interest in civil and ecclesiasticalaffairs and was instrumental in rebuilding the cathedral of Chartres instone. In 1095 Adela became Regent when her husband took part in thefirst crusade. He had no enthusiasm for this duty but Adela consideredthat he ought to go, so he went. There was never any nonsense in theirhousehold about who made the decisions---she did. Stephen de Blois wenttogether with Adela's brother, Robert, Duke of Normandy. In 1099,Stephen returned to France but was forced by Adela to return to the Eastto redeem his, according to Adela, 'tarnished' reputation, which he didby being killed in the battle of Ramleh, on 19 May 1102. Adela continuedas Regent during the minority of her sons and was increasingly active inpublic life. Anselm, her guest and teacher in 1097, was oftenentertained by her during 1103 and 1105. Consequently she affected atemporary reconciliation between him and her brother, King Henry I ofEngland. In 1107 Adela entertained Pope Pascal during Easter and thefollowing year was hostess to Boemund of Antiochia. She made her sonThibaud her successor in 1109 and entered a convent in the diocese ofAutun. Here she continued to wield an important influence in public andclerical affairs. She persuaded Thibaut to join her brother, Henri I,against France in 1117 and was a benevolent patroness of churches andmonasteries. She died in 1137 and was buried at Caen.
    Person ID I4360  Work in progress june2018
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2010 

    Father William I 'The Conqueror' OF NORMANDY, King of England,   b. 14 Oct 1024, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1087, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Matilda OF FLANDERS,   b. Abt 1031, Vlaanderen, Belgique Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1083  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1051  Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Etienne II, Comte de Blois Chartres,   b. Abt 1045,   d. 19 May 1102, Ramleh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 1081  Chartes, Eure-et-Loir, Centre, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Thibaut IV-II, Comte de Blois Chartres,   b. Abt 1085, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1152  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F2410  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart