Princess of France Adèle

Princess of France Adèle

Female 1009 - 1078  (68 years)

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  • Name , Adèle  [1
    Title Princess of France 
    Born 05 Mar 1009  Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Find A Grave Memorial 35175470 
    Name Alix 
    Died 08 Jan 1078  Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Monastaere de L'ordre de St Benoist
    Buried Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Sint-Niklaaskerk
    Person ID I6594  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Ancestors of President Fillmore
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Family Baldwin V,   b. Abt 1012, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1067, Lille, Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1028  Paris, Île-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. de Normandie, Helena,   b. 1027, Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1070, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     2. Baudouin VI,   b. 1030, Flandre, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1070  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    +3. de Flandre, Matilda,   b. 1031, Flandre, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1083, Caen, Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
     4. de Fries, Robrecht I,   b. Abt 1033, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1093, Kassel, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
     5. Henry,   b. Abt 1035, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F2439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Mar 1009 - Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1028 - Paris, Île-de-France, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Jan 1078 - Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mesen, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela of France.jpg
    Baldwin V of Flanders and Adela of France.jpg

    Headstones
    Adèle de France Grave Stone
    Adèle de France Grave Stone
    Adèle de France
    Adèle de France

  • Notes 
    • Adela Capet, Adèle of France or Adela of Flandre, known also as Adela the Holy or Adela of Messines; (1009 - 8 January 1079, Messines) was the second daughter of Robert II (the Pious), and Constance of Arles. As dowry to her future Husband, she received from her Father the title of Countess of Corbie.

      She was a member of the House of Capet, the rulers of France. As the Wife of Baldwin V, she was Countess of Flandre from 1036 to 1067.

      She married first 1027 Richard III Duke de Normandie (997 † 1027). They never had children.

      As a widow, she remarried in 1028 in Paris to Baldwin V 'the Pious' of Flandre (1012 † 1067).

      Political influence

      Adèle’s influence lay mainly in her family connections. On the death of her brother, Henry I of France, the guardianship of his seven-year-old son Philip I fell jointly on his widow, Ann of Kiev, and on his brother-in-law, Adela's Husband, so that from 1060 to 1067, they were Regents of France.

      Battle of Cassel (1071)

      When Adela's third son, Robert the Frisian, was to invade Flanders in 1071 to become the new count (at that time the count was Adela's grandson, Arnulf III), she asked Phillip I to stop him. Phillip sent troops in order to aid Arnulf, being among the forces sent by the King a contingent of ten Norman knights led by William FitzOsborn. Robert's forces attacked Arnulf's numerically superior army at Cassel before it could organize, and Arnulf himself was killed along with William FitzOsborn. The overwhelming triumph of Robert made Phillip invest him with Flanders, making the peace. A year later, Phillip married Robert's stepdaughter, Bertha of Holland, and in 1074, Phillip restored the seigneurie of Corbie to the crown.

      Church influence

      Adèle had an especially great interest in Baldwin V’s Church-reform politics and was behind her Husband’s founding of several collegiate churches. Directly or indirectly, she was responsible for establishing the Colleges of Aire (1049), Lille (1050) and Harelbeke (1064) as well as the abbeys of Messines (1057) and Ename (1063). After Baldwin’s death in 1067, she went to Rome, took the nun’s veil from the hands of Pope Alexander II and retreated to the Benedictine convent of Messines, near Ypres. There she died, being buried at the same monastery. Her commemoration day is 8 September.

  • Sources 
    1. [S674] Netherlands, Birth, Death, Marriage and Tree Indexs.
      Record for Countess Flanders Adèle Adela Capet