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Aelis (Adelaide, Adele, Adbelahide) of Aquitaine, Queen consort of France

Aelis (Adelaide, Adele, Adbelahide) of Aquitaine, Queen consort of France

Female Abt 945 - 1006  (~ 61 years)

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  • Name Aelis (Adelaide, Adele, Adbelahide) of Aquitaine 
    Suffix Queen consort of France 
    Born Abt 945 
    Gender Female 
    History Adbelahide or Adele or Adelaide of Aquitaine (or Adelaide of Poitiers) (c. 945 or 952 – 1004),[1] was queen consort of France by marriage to Hugh Capet.

    Life[edit]
    Adelaide was the daughter of William III, Duke of Aquitaine and Adele of Normandy, daughter of Rollo of Normandy. Her father used her as security for a truce with Hugh Capet, whom she married in 969.[2]

    In 987, after the death of Louis V, the last Carolingian king of France, Hugh was elected the new king with Adelaide as queen. They were proclaimed at Senlis and blessed at Noyon. They were the founders of the Capetian dynasty of France.

    Hugh apparently trusted in her judgement and allowed her to take part in government: he proposed her to negotiate for him with the regent of the German Empire, empress Theophanu, committing himself beforehand to their agreement.[1]

    Children[edit]
    Adeleide and Hugh\'s children were:

    Hedwig, Countess of Mons (or Hadevide, or Avoise) (c. 969 – after 1013), wife of Reginar IV, Count of Mons
    Robert II (972–1031), the future king of France. Crowned co-king 987 in order to consolidate the new dynasty
    Gisèle, Countess of Ponthieu (c. 970–1002), wife of Hugh I, Count of Ponthieu
    A number of other daughters are less reliably attested.

    References[edit]
    ^ Jump up to: a b \"Women\'s Biography: Adelaide of Aquitaine, queen of the Franks\". Epistolae: Medieval Women\'s Latin Letters. Retrieved 7 December 2011.
    Jump up ^ \"Adelaide of Aquitaine (wife of Hugh Capet, King of France)\". RoyaList Online. Archived from the original on 12 June 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2011.  [1
    History Aelis was born about 945. Her parentage is not known. It is now established that she was not the daughter of Guillaume I-III, duc d\'Aquitaine. About 968 she married Hugues Capet, son of Hugues \'the Great\', duke of The Franks, comte de Paris, and Hadevich von Sachsen. In 987, after the death of Louis V, the last Carolingian king of France. Hugues was elected the new king with Aelis as queen. They were proclaimed at Senlis and blessed at Noyon. They were the founders of the Capetian dynasty of France.

    Aelis and Hugues had four children, of whom Hedwige, Gisle and Robert II would have progeny.

    Aelis died on 15 June 1006. 
    Died 15 Jun, 1006 
    Person ID I1432  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 

    Family 1 Hugues Capet, King of France,   b. Abt 940,   d. 24 Oct, 996  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Robert II \"le Pieux\", King of France,   b. 27 Mar, 972,   d. 20 Jul, 1031  (Age 59 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Hugues Capet, King of France,   b. Abt 940,   d. 24 Oct, 996  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 968 
    Children 
    +1. Hadwige (Heluis, Hadebich), de France,   b. Abt 965,   d. Aft 1013  (Age ~ 49 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F1064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hugues Capet, King of France,   b. Abt 940,   d. 24 Oct, 996  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married Abt 968 
    Children 
    +1. Gisle de France, Heiress of Abbeville,   b. Abt 970
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Aelis, Queen of France
    Aelis, Queen of France

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Randolph Family Tree, Robert Isham Randolph, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adelaide_of_Aquitaine.