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Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou

Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou[1]

Female Abt 947 - 1026  (~ 79 years)

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  • Name Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou 
    Born Abt 947 
    Gender Female 
    History Adelaide also called Blanche, was born about 947, the daughter of Foulques II \'the Good\', comte d\'Anjou, and Gerberge de Tours. She was therefore the sister of Geoffrey I \'Greymantle\', who succeeded his father as comte d\'Anjou. She was married five times to some of France\'s most important noblemen.

    Her first marriage, probably before 960, was to Etienne, comte de Gévaudan, son of Bertrand de Gévaudan and Emilgarde. Of their three children Pons and Almodis would have progeny. Her second marriage, in about 975, was to Raimond V, comte de Toulouse and prince of Gothia, the son of Raimond IV, comte de Toulouse. Raimond V died at Garazo in battle about 978.

    Between 979 and 982 Adelaide married Louis, the young son of Lothar I, king of France, and the two were jointly crowned monarchs of Aquitaine on their wedding day at Brioude. The large difference in age between the spouses was cause for a quick divorce in 984. There was no progeny.

    Adelaide fled to Arles, where between 984 and 986 she contracted, against papal advice, a marriage with Guillaume II \'le Liberateur\', comte de Provence et Arles, son of Boso II, comte d\'Avignon et Arles, and Constance de Provence. Their son Guillaume III and their daughter Constance both would have progeny. Constance would marry Robert II \'le Pieux\', king of France. Shortly before his death in 994 Guillaume II entered a monastery.

    Some sources give 990 as the year of Adelaide\'s death, others give 1026, when her last husband died.  [2
    Died 1026 
    Person ID I1426  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 

    Father Foulques II \'The Good\', Comte d\'Anjou,   b. 910,   d. 960  (Age 50 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Gerberga, de Tours,   b. 915,   d. Bef 952  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Married 937 
    Family ID F866  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Guillaume II \"The Liberateur\", Comte de Provence et Aries,   b. Abt 950,   d. 994  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    +1. Constance de Provence,   b. Abt 986,   d. 25 Jul, 1032  (Age ~ 46 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F848  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Guillaume II \"The Liberateur\", Comte de Provence et Aries,   b. Abt 950,   d. 994  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 984/986 
    +1. Ermgard de Provence
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1664  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou
    Adelaide dite Blanche d\'Anjou
    Adelaide d\'Anjou
    Adelaide d\'Anjou
    Countess consort of Gevaudan, Toulouse, Provence & Burgandy
    Queen consort of Aquitaine
    Regent of Gevaudan

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide-Blanche_of_Anjou.

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00020247&tree=LEO.