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Bertrade De Montfort

Bertrade De Montfort

Female 1070 - 1117  (47 years)

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  • Name Bertrade De Montfort 
    Born 1070  Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    History Bertrade de Montfort (c. 1070 – 14 February 1117) was a queen consort of France by marriage to Philip I of France.
    She was the daughter of Simon I de Montfort[1] and Agnes, Countess of Evreux. Her brother was Amaury de Montfort.

    According to the chronicler John of Marmoutier:

    The lecherous Fulk then fell passionately in love with the sister of Amaury de Montfort, whom no good man ever praised save for her beauty.

    Bertrade and Fulk were married,[1] and they became the parents of a son, Fulk, but in 1092 Bertrade left her husband and took up with King Philip I of France. Philip married her on 15 May 1092, despite the fact that they both had spouses living. He was so enamoured of Bertrade that he refused to leave her even when threatened with excommunication. Pope Urban II did excommunicate him in 1095, and Philip was prevented from taking part in the First Crusade.

    According to Orderic Vitalis, Bertrade was anxious that one of her sons succeed Philip, and sent a letter to King Henry I of England asking him to arrest her stepson Louis. Orderic also claims she sought to kill Louis first through the arts of sorcery, and then through poison. Whatever the truth of these allegations, Louis succeeded Philip in 1108. Bertrade lived on until 1117; William of Malmesbury says: \"Bertrade, still young and beautiful, took the veil at Fontevraud Abbey, always charming to men, pleasing to God, and like an angel.\" Her son from her first marriage was Fulk V of Anjou who later became King of Jerusalem iure uxoris. The dynasties founded by Fulk\'s sons ruled for centuries, one of them in England (Plantagenet), the other in Jerusalem.  [1
    History BIOGRAPHY
    Bertrade was born about 1060, the daughter of Simon, seigneur de Montfort-l\'Amauri, and Agnes d\'Evreux. In 1089 she married Foulques IV \'Rechin\', comte d\'Anjou, son of Geoffrey Ferréol de Château-Landon, comte du Gâtinas, and Ermengarde d\'Anjou. Their son Foulques V would have progeny.

    Bertrade left her husband and took up with Philippe I, king of France. Philippe married her on 15 May 1092, despite the fact that they both had spouses living. He was so enamoured of Bertrade that he refused to leave her even when threatened with excommunication. Pope Urban II did excommunicate him in 1095, and Philippe was prevented from taking part in the First Crusade. Astonishingly, Bertrade persuaded Philippe and Foulques to be friends.

    Bertrade and Philippe had four children of whom Fleury and Cécile would have progeny.

    According to Orderic Vitalis, Bertrade was anxious that one of her sons succeed Philippe, and sent a letter to King Henry I of England asking him to arrest her stepson Louis. Orderic also claims she sought to kill Louis first through the art of sorcery, and then through poison. Whatever the truth of these allegations, Louis succeeded Philippe in 1108. Bertrade lived until 1117; William of Malmesbury says: \'Bertrade, still young and beautiful, took the veil in the abbey of Fontevrault, always charming to men, pleasing to God, and like an angel.\'   [2
    Died 14 Feb, 1117  Fontevraud-Abbaye, Pays de la Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Abbey of Hautes-Bruyeres, St Remy-l'Honore, ile-de-France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I542  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2018 

    Father Simon I De Montfort, Dit,   b. 1030, Montfort L'amaury, Ile de France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1087, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Mother Agnes, Countess of Evreux,   d. Abt 1038 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Hugues De Kevelioc,   b. 1147, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1181, Leek, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Hawise De Chester,   b. 1175, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1241-1243, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2017 
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Foulques IV, Comte d\'Anjou,   b. 1043,   d. 14 Apr, 1109  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Foulques V D'Anjou, Dit Le Jeune, King of Jerusalem,   b. 1092, Angers, Pays de Loire, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10-13 Nov, 1144, Acre, Palestine, Holy Land, age 52 Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Bertrade de Montfort

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

    2. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00007642&tree=LEO.

    3. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12645596.

    4. [S3] Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/12645596.
      Memorial ID 12645596