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Yolande, of Flanders

Female Abt 1175 - 1219  (~ 44 years)


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  • Name Yolande  
    Suffix of Flanders 
    Born Abt 1175 
    Gender Female 
    History Yolande of Flanders was born about 1175, the daughter of Baudouin V-VIII, Graaf van Henegouwen, Graaf van Vlaanderen, and Margarethe van Vlaanderen. Two of her brothers, Baudouin VI-IX and then Henri, were emperors in Constantinople.

    In June 1193 she married Pierre II de Courtenay, son of Louis VI\'s son Pierre de France and Elisabeth de Courtenay. They had thirteen children of whom Baudouin II and four daughters would have progeny.

    After the death of Yolande\'s brother Henri in 1216 there was a brief period without an emperor, before her husband Pierre II de Courtenay was elected. Pierre II sent Yolande to Constantinople while he fought the despotate of Epirus, during which he was captured. Because his fate was unknown (although he was probably killed), Yolande ruled as regent. She allied with the Bulgarians against the various Byzantine successor states, and was able to make peace with Thedoros I Komnenos Laskaris, emperor in Nicea, who married her daughter Marie in 1219, though Marie died the same year.

    Yolande also held Namur, which she inherited from her uncle Philippe of Namur in 1212 and left to her eldest son Philippe when she went to Constantinople in 1216.

    Yolande died in August 1219. She was succeeded by her second son Robert de Courtenay because her first son Philippe did not want the throne. As Robert was still in France at the time, there was technically no emperor until he arrived in 1221.  [1
    Died Aug 1219 
    Person ID I2084  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 

    Father Baudouin V De Hainaut,   b. Abt 1150,   d. 17 Dec 1195, Mons, Wallonie, Belgique, age 45 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Marguerite (Margaret I) (Margarethe van Vlaanderen) D'Alsace, Countess of Flanders,   b. 1145,   d. 15 Nov 1194, Chateau de Male, Bruges, Flandre, Belgique, age 49 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Apr 1169 
    Family ID F1317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Pierre II de Courtenay, Emperor of Constantinople,   b. 1155,   d. Bef Jan 1218  (Age 62 years) 
    Married Jun 1193 
    Children 
    +1. Yolande de Courtenay,   b. Abt 1200,   d. 1233  (Age ~ 33 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00004822&tree=LEO.