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Adele of Normandy

Adele of Normandy

Female Abt 1062 - 1137  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Adele of Normandy 
    Born Abt 1062  Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Mar 1137 
    Notes 
    • Adela. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved September 30, 2003, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. <http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?eu=3748 >

      born 1062? died 1137
      French Adéle  daughter of William I the Conqueror of England and mother of Stephen, king of England, whose right to the throne derived through her.

      Adela was married to Stephen, count of Meaux and Brie, in 1080 at Breteuil. Upon the death of his father in 1090, her husband succeeded to the countships of Blois and Chartres. She took an active interest in civil and ecclesiastical affairs anand was instrumental in rebuilding the Cathedral of Chartres in stone. In 1095 she became regent when her husband, at her urging, took part in the First Crusade to the Holy Land. He returned in 1099 but left to join the Second Crusade in 1101 and was killed in battle at Ramula. Adela continued as regent during the minority of her sons and was increasingly active in public life.

      Anselm, the archbishop of Canterbury, her guest and teacher in 1097, was often entertained by her between 1103 and 1105, and she helped to effect a temporary reconciliation between him and her brother the English king Henry I in regard to the ininvestiture controversy. In 1107 Adela entertained Pope Paschal II during Easter and in the following year was hostess to Bohemond I, prince of Antioch. She made her son Theobald her successor in 1109 and entered a convent in the diocese of Autun but continued to wield an important influence in public and clerical affairs. She persuaded Theobald to join her brother Henry I against the king of France in 1117.
    Person ID I1040  Roy~Royes
    Last Modified 30 May 2011 

    Father William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, King of England
              b. Abt 1028, Falaise, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Sep 1087, Rouen, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Mother Matilda of Flanders
              b. 1031, Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Nov 1083, Caen, Calvados, Normany, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Family ID F1065  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Stephen de Blois, Count de Blois et Champagne
              b. 1045
              d. 19 May 1102, Tel Ashqelon, Israel Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 1081  Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William de Blois
              b. Abt 1084
              d. ?
     2. Theobold II de Blois, Count of Champagne and Blois
              b. Abt 1085
              d. 8 Jan 1151/2  (Age ~ 67 years)
     3. Stephen de Blois, King of England, Duke of Normandy
              b. 1096, Blois, Loir-et-Cher, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Oct 1154, Dover, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     4. Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester
              b. 1101
              d. 6 Aug 1171  (Age 70 years)
     5. Philip de Blois
              d. ?
     6. Matilda or Maud de Blois
              b. Bef 1099
              d. 25 Nov 1120, Barfleur, Normandy, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 21 years)
     7. Lucy de Blois
              d. 25 Nov 1120
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F519  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1062 - Normandy, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1081 - Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, Centre-Val de Loire, France Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S109] Bruce Roy, Inferred from other data in context.