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1. Duke Robert "Fortis - the Strong" of France IV - also known as: Fortis - was born about 0820, lived in France and died on 25 Aug 0866 in Anjou, France . He was the son of Rutpert (Robert) III of Wormsgau and Wiltrud of Orleans.
Duke Robert married Princess Adelahide of Tours about 0846 in France. Princess Adelahide was born about 0800, lived in Tours, France. She was the daughter of Emporer Louis I "The Pious" of Roman Empire and Ermengarde de Hesbaye. She died after 0866 .

Duke Robert - Robert the Strong (died 866), count of Anjou and Blois; at first rebelled against Charles the Bald but later won king's confidence by defense of the Seine and Loire valleys against the Normans and Bretons; his two sons, Odo and Robert I, became kings of France.
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i.  King Robert I of France was born about 0860, lived in Bourgogne, France and died on 15 Jun 0923 in Soissons, France . See #2. below.
ii.  Bertha of Morvois was born about 0850 in France.
Bertha married Count Herbert I de Vermandois. Count Herbert was born about 0848, lived in Vermandois, Neustria. He was the son of Count Pepin II Quentin de Vermandois. He died in 0902 .
See Charlemagne family for children.
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2. King Robert I of France - also known as: Anti-King - was born about 0860, lived in Bourgogne, France and died on 15 Jun 0923 in Soissons, France . He was the son of Duke Robert "Fortis - the Strong" of France IV and Princess Adelahide of Tours.
King Robert married Beatrice de Vermandois in 0890. Beatrice was born about 0880, lived in Vermandois, Neustria. She was the daughter of Count Herbert I de Vermandois and Bertha of Morvois. She died Mar 0931 .

King Robert - Robert I (865?-923), king of France, son of Robert the Strong and younger brother of Odo; permitted Charles III to succeed his brother but revolted 921 and was crowned king 922; his grandson was Hugh Capet.


 
In 922, Robert plots against the King, Charles "Le Simple", and succeeds in rallying around him a number of malcontents. On 29 June 922, Robert is elected King by a faction of the Greats (assembly of nobles). Near Soissons, on 14 June 923, the two Kings fight and Robert is killed. Robert was King of Neustrie and the West Franks from 922 to 923. Died: on 14 Jun 923 in near Soissons, Aisne, Ile-de-France, France, Robert died at the Battle of Soissons while fighting against the troops of his foe King Charles "Le Simple" and his troops of Lorraine. His successor was an in-law, Raoul, Duke de Bourgogne, Abbe de Saint-Germain-d'Auxerre.
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- other sources show his father as Count Rutpert of Wormgau Iv and his mother as Aelis of Tours and Alsace.
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i.  Princess Hildebrante of France was born about 0897, lived in Vermandois, Neustria and died after 0931 .
Princess Hildebrante married Count Herbert II de Vermandois before 0907 in France. Count Herbert was born about 0884, lived in Vermandois, Neustria. He was the son of Count Herbert I de Vermandois and Bertha of Morvois. He died on 23 Feb 0943 in St. Quentin .
See Charlemagne family for children.
ii.  Duke Hugh "The Great" of France was born about 0900, lived in Paris, France and died on 16 Jun 0956 in Deurdan,Dourdan,,France . See #3. below.
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3. Duke Hugh "The Great" of France - was born about 0900, lived in Paris, France and died on 16 Jun 0956 in Deurdan,Dourdan,,France . He was the son of King Robert I of France and Beatrice de Vermandois.
Duke Hugh married Princess Hedwige of Saxony before 14 Sep 0938 in MainzOder, Ingelheim, Rhineland, Germany. Princess Hedwige was born about 0915, lived in Saxony Germany. She was the daughter of King Heinrich I "The Fowler" of the Germans and Countess Matilda of Ringelheim. She died on 14 Mar 0965 in Aix-la-Chapelle .
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i.  King Hugh Capet was born about 0939, lived in Paris, France and died on 24 Oct 0996 in Paris, France and was buried in St. Denis, France . See #4. below.
ii.  Princess Beatrice of France was born in 0939 in Bourgogne, Champagne, France and died on 23 Aug 0987 .
Princess Beatrice married Duke Frierich I of Upper Lorraine in 0954 in France. Duke Frierich was born in 0912, lived in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia. He died on 23 Aug 0994 .
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4. King Hugh Capet - was born about 0939, lived in Paris, France and died on 24 Oct 0996 in Paris, France and was buried in St. Denis, France . He was the son of Duke Hugh "The Great" of France and Princess Hedwige of Saxony.
King Hugh married Princess Adelaide de Poitou in 0968. Princess Adelaide was born about 0952, lived in Saxony, Germany. She was the daughter of Duke Guillaume III (I) "Towhead" of Aquitaine and Adaele de Normandie. She died in 1004 .

King Hugh - - King of France, Count of Paris, Poitou, and Orleans. Hereditary Abbot of St. Martin & St. Denis.
 
Capet, Hugh (939?-996), king of France 987-996; elected by nobles and prelates to succeed Louis V, last of the Carolingians; founded Capetian Dynasty
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i.  King Robert "The Pious" of Orleans II was born on 27 Mar 0972 in Orleans, France and died on 20 Jul 1031 in Melun, France . See #5. below.
ii.  Hedwiga Capet was born about 0972 and died after 1013 .
Hedwiga married Reginald von Hennegau IV. Reginald was born about 0966, lived in Hainaut, Hainaut, Belgium. He died in 1013 .
See von Hennegau family for children.
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5. King Robert "The Pious" of Orleans II - was born on 27 Mar 0972 in Orleans, France and died on 20 Jul 1031 in Melun, France . He was the son of King Hugh Capet and Princess Adelaide de Poitou.
King Robert married Constance de Toulouse in 1000 in France. Constance was born about 0986, lived in Toulouse, Haute, France. She was the daughter of Guillaume III Tallefer and Arsinde Blanche de Anjou. She died on 25 Jul 1032 in Melun, France .
  Then King Robert married Princess Rosela of Italy. Princess Rosela was born in 0945 in Luxembourg. She was the daughter of King Berenger of Italy II and Princess Willa of Tuscany. She died on 26 Jan 1002/1003 .

Princess Rosela - was the first wife of Robert Ii. He repudiated her in 992, after 4 years of marriage.
Children with Constance de Toulouse (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Henri I of France was born in 1008, lived in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 4 Aug 1060 in Vitry Brie, France and was buried in Saint Denis Basilique, Paris, France. . See #6. below.
ii.  Prince Robert of France was born about 1011 in France and died on 21 Mar 1076 in Fleury-sur-Ouche and was buried in St. Seine Abbey, Semur . See #7. below.
iii.  Countess Adele of France was born in 1003 in France and died on 8 Jan 1078/1079 in Monastaere De L'ordre De St. Benoist, Messines, France .
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6. Henri I of France - was born in 1008, lived in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 4 Aug 1060 in Vitry Brie, France and was buried in Saint Denis Basilique, Paris, France. . He was the son of King Robert "The Pious" of Orleans II and Constance de Toulouse.
Henri married Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna on 19 May 1051. Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna was born in 1038, lived in Kiev, Ukraine. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Yaroslav I "The Wise" of Kiev and Princess Ingrid Olafsdotter of Sweden. She died in 1076/1089 in France .
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i.  King Phillippe I of France was born before 23 May 1052/1053 in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 29 Jul 1108 in Melun, Isle De France, France . See #9. below.
ii.  Hughes of France was born in 1053. See #10. below.
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7. Prince Robert of France - was born about 1011 in France and died on 21 Mar 1076 in Fleury-sur-Ouche and was buried in St. Seine Abbey, Semur . He was the son of King Robert "The Pious" of Orleans II and Constance de Toulouse.
Prince Robert married Countess Ermengarde of Anjou about 1048 in France. Countess Ermengarde was born in 1018, lived in Anjou, France. She was the daughter of Count Fouiques III "Le Noir" of Anjou and Countess Hildegarde of Anjou. She died on 18/21 Mar 1076 in Anjou, France .
  Then Prince Robert married Heile Ermengarde de Semur about 1033. Heile was born in 1016, lived in Semur, France. She was the daughter of Count Dalmace I of Semur and Aremburge de Vergy. She died on 22 Apr 1055 .
Children with Countess Ermengarde of Anjou (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Princess Hildegarde of France was born about 1049, lived in Bourgogne, France and died after 1104 .
Princess Hildegarde married Duke Guillaume VIII of Aquitaine in 1068 in France. Duke Guillaume was born about 1026 in Aquitaine, France. He was the son of Duke Guillaume V (III) "The Grand" of Aquitaine and Countess Agnaes de Bourgogne. He died on 25 Sep 1086 in Chateau De Chizay, Poitou, Aquitaine, France .
See of Aquitaine family for children.
Children with Heile Ermengarde de Semur (Quick Family Chart)
ii.  Princess Constance de Bourgogne was born about 1046, lived in Dijon, Cote-D'or, France and died Jan/Feb 1093 .
Princess Constance married King Alfonso VI "The Valiant" of Castille and Leon on 8 May 1081 while living in Dijon, Cote-D'or, France. King Alfonso was born before Jun 1040, lived in Burgos, Burgos, Castile. He was the son of King Fernando I "The Great" of Castille and Leon and Princess Sancha of Leon. He died on 29 Jun 1109 in Toledo, Toledo, Spain .
See of Navarre family for children.
iii.  Duke Henri de Bourgogne was born in 1029 in Bourgogne, France and died on 27 Jan 1066 in France . See #11. below.
iv.  Hildegarde The Old died after 1104 .
8. Countess Adele of France - was born in 1003 in France and died on 8 Jan 1078/1079 in Monastaere De L'ordre De St. Benoist, Messines, France . She was the daughter of King Robert "The Pious" of Orleans II and Constance de Toulouse.
Countess Adele married Count Badouin V of Flanders in 1028 in Paris, Seine, France. Count Badouin was born about 1012 in Flanders. He was the son of Count Baudouin IV "Le Barbu" of Flanders and Otgive de Luxembourg. He died on 1 Sep 1067 in Lille Duchy .
  Then Countess Adele married Count Renaud de Nevers I about 1015. Count Renaud was born about 0993, lived in Nevers,Nievre,,France. He died on 29 May 1040 in near Seligney, France .
Children with Count Badouin V of Flanders
See Liderie family for children.
Children with Count Renaud de Nevers I
See de Nevers family for children.
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9. King Phillippe I of France - was born before 23 May 1052/1053 in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 29 Jul 1108 in Melun, Isle De France, France . He was the son of Henri I of France and Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna.
King Phillippe married Countess Bertha of Holland in 1071/1072 in France. Countess Bertha was born about 1054, lived in Vlaardingen, Zud-Holland, Netherlands. She was the daughter of Count Floris I of Holland and Princess Gertrud Of Saxony. She died in 1093/1094 in Montreul-Sur-Loire, France .
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i.  King Louis VI "Louis the Fat" of France was born about 1081 and died on 1 Aug 1137 in Chateau De Bethizy, Paris, Isle De France, France and was buried in Saint Denis Basilique, Paris, France. . See #12. below.
10. Hughes of France - was born in 1053. He is the son of Henri I of France and Grand Duchess of Kiev Anna Agnesa Yaroslavna.
Hughes married Adelle de Vermandois. Adelle was born in 1065. She is the daughter of Count Herbert IV de Vermandois and Adelle de Vermandois.
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i.  Isabel de Vermandois was born about 1085, lived in Valois, France and died on 13 Feb 1131 in England .
11. Duke Henri de Bourgogne - was born in 1029 in Bourgogne, France and died on 27 Jan 1066 in France . He was the son of Prince Robert of France and Heile Ermengarde de Semur.
Duke Henri married Sibil de Bourgogne in 1056. Sibil was born about 1011 in Bourgogne, France. She died on 6 Jul 1074 .
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i.  Count Henry de Bourgogne was born in 1066 in Dijon, Borgogne, France and died on 1 Nov 1112 in Astorga, Galicia, Spain. . See #14. below.
ii.  Duke Eudes Borel I de Bourgogne was born in 1058 in Bourgogne, France and died on 23 Mar 1102/1103 in Tarsus and was buried in Citaux, France . See #15. below.
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12. King Louis VI "Louis the Fat" of France - was born about 1081 and died on 1 Aug 1137 in Chateau De Bethizy, Paris, Isle De France, France and was buried in Saint Denis Basilique, Paris, France. . He was the son of King Phillippe I of France and Countess Bertha of Holland.
King Louis married Countess Alix of Savoie Apr 1115 in Paris, France. Countess Alix was born about 1092, lived in Savoie. She was the daughter of Count Humbert II "Marquis of Turin" of Maurienne & Savoy and Gisela de Bourgogne. She died on 18 Nov 1154 .

King Louis - Louis VI, the Fat (born 1081, ruled 1108-37), was the first important king of the Capetian line. This line sprang from Hugh Capet, who became king in 987. Louis the Fat was a great fighter, a great hunter, and a great eater. At 46 he became too fat to mount a horse, but he remained the embodiment of warlike energy. His great task was to reduce to order the petty nobles of the royal domain, who could truly be called robber barons. When Louis came to the throne, every lord of a castle robbed at will and it was not safe for even the king to pass along the road. Twenty years of hard fighting were necessary to remedy this condition, but in the end, law and order prevailed. So that such evils might not recur, every castle that was captured was destroyed or given to faithful followers.
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i.  Prince Pierre of France was born about 1125, lived in Courtenay,Loiret,Or,Galinois and died in 1183 in Palastine . See #16. below.
ii.  King Louis VII of France was born in 1119/1120 in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 18 Sep 1180 in Paris, Isle De France, France . See #17. below.
iii.  Count Robert I de Dreux was born about 1123 in Reims, Champaigne, France and died on 11 Oct 1184/1185 in Braine, Champagne, France .
Count Robert married Agnaes de Baudement in 1152. Agnaes was born about 1130 in France. She died on 11 Jul 1218 in France .
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King Louis VI of France


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13. Isabel de Vermandois - also known as: Elizabeth - was born about 1085, lived in Valois, France and died on 13 Feb 1131 in England . She was the daughter of Hughes of France and Adelle de Vermandois.
Isabel married Robert de Beaumont div 1096 in France. Robert was born about 1046 in Pont-Audemer, Beaumont. Normandy, France. He was the son of Roger de Beaumont and Adeliza Meulent. He died on 5 Jun 1118 in Leicestershire, England .
  Then Isabel married Robert de Beaumont. Robert was born about 1046 in Pont-Audemer, Beaumont. Normandy, France. He was the son of Roger de Beaumont and Adeliza Meulent. He died on 5 Jun 1118 in Leicestershire, England .
  Then Isabel married William de Warenne II before 1118 in France. William was born about 1065, lived in Sussex, England. He was the son of William de Warenne I and Princess Gundred of England. He died on 11 May 1138 in England .
  Then Isabel married Robert de Caen. Robert was born in 1046.
Children with Robert de Beaumont
See de Harcourt family for children.
Children with William de Warenne II
See de Warenne family for children.
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Arms of William de Warenne II


having no arms, adopted the full Vermandois coat for his use .
14. Count Henry de Bourgogne - was born in 1066 in Dijon, Borgogne, France and died on 1 Nov 1112 in Astorga, Galicia, Spain. . He was the son of Duke Henri de Bourgogne and Sibil de Bourgogne.
Count Henry married Teresa of Castile in 1093. Teresa was born in 1070 in Toledo, Spain. She was the daughter of King Alfonso VI "The Valiant" of Castille and Leon and Ximena Nunez de Guzman. She died on 1 Nov 1130 .
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i.  King Affonso I Henriquez "The Conqueror" of Portugal & The Algarves was born on 25 Jul 1110 in Villa De Guimardaes, Braga, Portugal and died on 6 Dec 1185 in Mosteiro Decelas, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal . See #18. below.
15. Duke Eudes Borel I de Bourgogne - was born in 1058 in Bourgogne, France and died on 23 Mar 1102/1103 in Tarsus and was buried in Citaux, France . He was the son of Duke Henri de Bourgogne and Sibil de Bourgogne.
Duke Eudes married Sibylle de Bourgogne. Sibylle was born about 1065 in France. She was the daughter of Guillaume I de Bourgogne and Etiennette de Longuy. She died about 1102 .
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i.  Alice de Bourgogne was born Nov 1080 in Normandy, France and died on 23 Feb 1141/1142 .
Alice married William Talvas III. William was born about 1084. He was the son of Robert Talvas II. He died about 1171 .
See Talvas family for children.
ii.  Alix Ala de Bourgogne was born about 1040 in Elington, Lincolnshire, England.
Alix married William Talvas Montgomery Despencer. William was born in 1100 in Elington, Lincolnshire, England. He is the son of Robert Despencer.
See Spencer family for children.
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16. Prince Pierre of France - was born about 1125, lived in Courtenay,Loiret,Or,Galinois and died in 1183 in Palastine . He was the son of King Louis VI "Louis the Fat" of France and Countess Alix of Savoie.
Prince Pierre married Elizabeth de Courtenay. Elizabeth was born about 1127, lived in Courtenay,Loiret,Or,Galinois. She was the daughter of Renaud de Courtenay and Josceline de Donjon. She died on 14 Sep 1205 in France .
  Then Prince Pierre married Isabelle de Courtney in 1168 in France. Isabelle was born about 1148 in Courtenay, Galinois, France. She died after 14 Sep 1205 in France .

Prince Pierre - Count d'Courtenay
Children with Elizabeth de Courtenay (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Alex de Courrtenay was born about 1160, lived in Courtenay,Loiret,Or,Galinois and died in 1218 in France .
Alex married William V Taillefer in 1180. William was born about 1160, lived in Angouleme,Charente,France. He died in 1218 in l'Abbey la Couro .
See Taillefer family for children.
17. King Louis VII of France - was born in 1119/1120 in Reims, Champagne, France and died on 18 Sep 1180 in Paris, Isle De France, France . He was the son of King Louis VI "Louis the Fat" of France and Countess Alix of Savoie.
King Louis married Countess Adaele of Champagne on 13 Nov 1160. Countess Adaele was born about 1140 in Blois, France. She was the daughter of Count Theobald II Blois and Princess Mathilde of Carinthia. She died on 4 Jun 1206 in Paris, Isle De France, France .
  Then King Louis married Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine. Queen Eleanor was born in 1123 in Chateau De Belin, Bordeaux, Aquitaine. She was the daughter of Duke Guillaume X of Aquitaine and Eleanor de Chatellerault. She died on 31 Mar 1204 in Poitiers, Poitou, Aquitaine .

Queen Eleanor - In an age known largely for the exploits of kings, princes, dukes, and their warriors, Eleanor of Aquitaine stood out as one of the most remarkable of women. She was the wife and mother of kings and a dominant political force in the Europe of her time.
 
When her fagther died in 1137 she inherited his domain, which was larger than that ruled by the king of France. The same year she married the heir to the French throne, who became King Louis Vii a month afterward. During their 15-year marriage, she exerted considerable influence upon the running of the country and even accompanied him on the Second Crusade from 1147 to 1149. His jealousy led to separation, and the marriage was annulled; but she regained possession of Aquitaine.
 
In 1152 she married Henry Plantagenet, who became Henry Ii of England two years later. Together they had eight children, among whom were Richard I the Lion-Hearted and John, both of whom later became kings of England. This union brought together England, Aquitaine, Anjou, and Normandy under one rule. Two centuries later England's various French possessions became an underlying cause of the Hundred Years' War.
 
After the revolt of her sons against Henry Ii, Eleanor was kept in semi-confinement from 1174 to 1189, when Henry died. She then became active in affairs of state under her son Richard I and, after his death without an heir in 1199, under John. She worked for peace between France and England and helped preserve John's French domains. Eleanor died on April 1, 1204, in the monastery at Fontevrault in Anjou. (Sources: - 1)

King Louis - Louis VII (born 1120, ruled 1137-80) was the eldest son of Louis VI. Shortly before his death, Louis VI arranged for his son's marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine. By this marriage southwest France was added to the domains of the new French king. Unfortunately Louis, who was very religious and prone to be jealous, soon discovered that his beautiful queen was a capricious flirt. In 1147 Louis departed for the Holy Land on the Second Crusade, taking his queen with him. This Crusade was a miserable failure. After they returned, Louis had his marriage annulled in 1152. Eleanor at once sent an embassy to Henry, count of Anjou and duke of Normandy, proposing marriage. Henry was overjoyed because the alliance transferred to him the great duchy of Guienne. Two years later Henry and Eleanor were crowned king and queen of England. France thus lost a rich territory to England, its greatest rival.
Children with Countess Adaele of Champagne (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Princess Alix of France was born about 1170 in France and died in 1221 .
Princess Alix married Count Guillaume III of Ponthieu on 20 Aug 1195 in Castile. Count Guillaume was born in 1179 in Ponthieu, Flanders, France. He was the son of Count Jean I of Ponthieu & Montreuil and Beatrice de Saint Pol. He died on 4 Oct 1221 in France .
See Montgomery family for children.
ii.  King Philip II of France was born in 1165 and died in 1223 . See #19. below.
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iii.  Princess Marie of France was born about 1145 in France and died on 11 Mar 1197/1198 .
Princess Marie married Count Henry I Champagne. Count Henry was born about 1126. He was the son of Count Theobald II Blois and Princess Mathilde of Carinthia. He died on 17 Mar 1180/1181 .
See Blois family for children.
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18. King Affonso I Henriquez "The Conqueror" of Portugal & The Algarves - was born on 25 Jul 1110 in Villa De Guimardaes, Braga, Portugal and died on 6 Dec 1185 in Mosteiro Decelas, Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal . He was the son of Count Henry de Bourgogne and Teresa of Castile.
King Affonso married Countess Matilde of Savoy before Jul 1146 in Chambery, Savoie, Medieval States. Countess Matilde was born in 1125 in Chambery, Savoie, Medieval States. She was the daughter of Count Amadeo III of Savoy. She died on 4 Nov 1157 in Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal .
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i.  Queen Urraca Affonsez Leon was born in 1151 in Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal and died on 16 Oct 1188 in Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain .
Queen Urraca married King Fernando II Alfonez of Leon abt Jun 1165 (Annulled) in Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. King Fernando was born in 1137 in Toledo, Castile. He was the son of King Alfonso VII of Castile and Berenguela Raimundo of Barcelona. He died on 22 Jan 1188 in Benavente, Zamora, Castile .
See Aldalbert family for children.
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19. King Philip II of France - was born in 1165 and died in 1223 . He was the son of King Louis VII of France and Countess Adaele of Champagne.



King Philip - fought (1215, 1219) against the Albigenses in S France. Invited by English lords in rebellion against their king, John, to become king of England, he invaded (1216) England, although his action caused his excommunication by Pope Innocent III. The death of John and the accession of Henry III as king of England lost Louis much support among the English nobility. After his defeat (1217) at Lincoln, he withdrew. In 1224 he conquered Poitou from the English. To make his peace with the church, he pledged to go on crusade, and in 1226 he resumed the Albigensian Crusade and conquered most of Languedoc. He continued his father's policy of strong central authority.
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i.  King Louis VIII "Le Lion" of France was born in 1187 and died in 1226 . See #20. below.
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20. King Louis VIII "Le Lion" of France - was born in 1187 and died in 1226 . He was the son of King Philip II of France.
King Louis married Blanche of Castile. Blanche was born in 1188 in Palencia, Spain. She was the daughter of King Alfonso VIII Sanchez "The Noble" of Castile and Princess Eleanor of England. She died in 1252 .

Blanche - When Louis died he made Blanche Regent and guardian of their children. Louis Ix was then 12 and Blanche ruled France alone from 1226 to 1234; dealing successfully both with a coalition of the powerful barons in 1226 - she rode into battle, dressed in white on a white horse, at the head of her troops - and with the attacks of Henry III in 1230; she was less successful with the student disturbances in Paris, which caused the university to leave the city from 1229 to 1233. She made clever alliances and expanded her territory, gaining Blois, Chartres and Sancerre by agreement with her ally Thibaut of Champagne, and Toulouse and Provence through skilful marriage treaties. A forceful character, she retained a powerful influence over Louis IX ('Saint Louis') after he came to the throne in 1236, with regard to both state affairs and religion. Her second regency lasted from 1248, when Louis set out (against her will) on a crusade, until her death four years later. With her third son, Alphonse, she maintained peace at home, despite the depletion of the country necessary to support the extravagant crusade, and negotiated personally for Louis' release after the battle of El Mansurah.
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i.  King Louis IX of France was born in 1214 in Poissy and died on 25 Aug 1270 in Tunis . See #21. below.
ii.  Carlo I of Naples was born in 1227 and died in 1285 .

Carlo - king of Naples and Sicily (1266–85), count of Anjou and Provence, youngest brother of King Louis IX of France. He took part in Louis’s crusades to Egypt (1248) and Tunisia (1270). After obtaining Provence by marriage (1246), he extended his influence into Piedmont. He became senator of Rome (1263, 1265–78) and undertook to champion the papal cause against Manfred in the kingdom of Naples and Sicily. In reward, he was crowned king (1266) by Pope Clement IV.
 
The posthumous son of King Louis Viii of France, Charles I (1227-1285) was created count of Anjou by his elder brother King Louis Ix in 1246, founding the second Angevin dynasty.
 
In 1266 Charles was invested by Pope Clement Iv with the kingship of Naples and Sicily, in return for expelling Manfred?, son of Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II.
See of Naples
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iii.  Robert I "The Valiant" of Artois was born in 1216 and died on 8 Jan 1249 . See #22. below.
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21. King Louis IX of France - was born in 1214 in Poissy and died on 25 Aug 1270 in Tunis . He was the son of King Louis VIII "Le Lion" of France and Blanche of Castile.
King Louis married Margaret de Province May 1234. Margaret was born about 1220. She is the daughter of Raymond Berenger and Beatrice de Savoie.
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i.  King Philip III "the Bold" of France was born on 1 May 1245 in Poissy, France and died on 5 Oct 1285 in Peripgnan and was buried in St. Denis, France . See #23. below.
22. Robert I "The Valiant" of Artois - was born in 1216 and died on 8 Jan 1249 . He was the son of King Louis VIII "Le Lion" of France and Blanche of Castile.
Robert married Matilda of Brabant. Matilda was born about 1225. She was the daughter of Henry II of Brabant and Marie of Swabia. She died on 29 Sep 1288 .
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i.  Queen Blanche Artois was born about 1250 and died on 2 May 1302 in Paris, France .
Queen Blanche married King Henri "le Gros" of Navarre in 1269. King Henri was born about 1244 in Aube, France. He was the son of King Theobald IV "the Great" of Navarre and Marguerite de Bourbon. He died on 22 Jul 1274 .
See Blois family for children.
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23. King Philip III "the Bold" of France - was born on 1 May 1245 in Poissy, France and died on 5 Oct 1285 in Peripgnan and was buried in St. Denis, France . He was the son of King Louis IX of France and Margaret de Province.
King Philip married Princess Isabel of Aragon in 1262. Princess Isabel was born in 1243 in Montpellier, Herult, France. She died on 28 Jan 1271 in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy and was buried in Saint Denis, France .
  Then King Philip married Mary of Brabant. She was the daughter of King Henry III Plantagenet and Eleanor Berenger de Provence. She died in 1321 .

King Philip - - King of France
Children with Princess Isabel of Aragon (Quick Family Chart)
i.  Prince Louis was born about 1267 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died in 1276 .
ii.  King Philip IV "the Fair" of France was born in 1268 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died on 29 Nov 1314 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and was buried in Saint Denis, France . See #24. below.
iii.  Prince Robert was born in 1269 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France.
iv.  Count Charles de Valois was born on 12 Mar 1270 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died on 16 Dec 1325 . See #25. below.
Children with Mary of Brabant (Quick Family Chart)
v.  Marguerite of France was born in 1279 in Paris, France and died on 14 Feb 1317 in Malborough Castle and was buried in Grey Friars, Church, London, England .
Marguerite married King Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet. King Edward was born on 17 Jun 1239 in Westminster, London, England. He was the son of King Henry III Plantagenet and Eleanor Berenger de Provence. He died on 8 Jul 1307 in Burgh-On-The-Sands, Cumberland, England .
See Plantagenet family for children.
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Tomb of Philip III of France


Philip III on left, Phillip IV on right.
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24. King Philip IV "the Fair" of France - was born in 1268 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died on 29 Nov 1314 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and was buried in Saint Denis, France . He was the son of King Philip III "the Bold" of France and Princess Isabel of Aragon.
King Philip married Jeanne of Navarre on 16 Aug 1284. Jeanne was born Jan 1271/1272 in France. She was the daughter of King Henri "le Gros" of Navarre and Queen Blanche Artois. She died on 2 Apr 1305 in France .

King Philip - Philip "Le Bel" called Philip the Fair was born in the year 1268, 0ne hundred and fifty years after the formation of the Knights Templar and was King of France from 1285-1314. How could someone as corrupt as he, be called by the people, Philip the Fair? The term "The Fair" was a reference to Philip IV's good looks, being tall and handsome with long blonde hair and blue eyes. Philip Le Bel, in contrast to his pleasing looks, was a cold and secretive man who had strong wishes for France to be the head of the empire. In order to accomplish this plan he would need great financial resources (which the Templars possessed) and a week and subservient Papal Throne. Philip is well known for his battles with Boniface VIII (see chronology below) At one point Philip publicly burned Boniface VIII's Bull Unam Sanctam which gave the Pope absolute supremacy over everyone.
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i.  King Louis X of France was born on 4 Oct 1289 in Paris, France and died on 5 Jun 1316 in Vincennes, France and was buried in St. Denis, France .

King Louis - married Marguerite of Burgandy and then Clemence of Hungary.
ii.  King Philip V of France was born about 1294 in Lyons, France and died on 3 Jan 1322 in Longchamp, France and was buried in St. Denis, France .

King Philip - married Joan of Burgandy.
iii.  Queen Isabella of France was born in 1292, lived in Paris, France and died on 22 Aug 1358 in Hertford Castle, Hertford, England and was buried in Grey Friars, Church, London, England .
Queen Isabella married King Edward II of England on 25 Jan 1307/1308 in Boulogne, Pas-de-Calais, France. King Edward was born on 25 Apr 1274 in Carnarvon Castle, Carnarvon , Wales. He was the son of King Edward I "Longshanks" Plantagenet and Princess Leonor of Castile and Leon. He died on 21 Sep 1327 in Berkeley Castle,Gloucester,Gloucester,England .

Queen Isabella - When Charles Iv of France seized Edward's territories in that country, the English king sent Charles' sister Isabella who after Gaveston's death had managed to bear Edward four children, including the future Edward Iii, who now accompanied her to effect an amicable arrangement. She despised her husband, hated the Despensers and now fell in love with Roger Mortimer who, condemned to life imprisonment for rebellion, had escaped from the Tower in 1324 and fled to the French court.

Hertford Castle

 
It was the Normans who first built a castle in Hertford after the battle of Hastings, although the oldest walls still standing today were built as part of Henry II's strengthening works in the 1170's. Ever since, the castle has been the centre of the town and in continual use.
 
It was captured by the French in the 13th century, became a royal palace in the 14th century, and was home to Parliament and the Law Courts when Elizabethan London was gripped by Plague in the 1500's. Shortly after becoming King, Charles I granted Hertford Castle to William Cecil, the Earl of Salibury (whose descendants still own it) and since 1911 it has been used as council offices.

See Plantagenet family for children.
iv.  King Charles IV of France was born about 1294 and died on 1 Feb 1328 in Vincennes, France and was buried in St. Denis, France .

King Charles - married Blanche of Burgandy in 1307, Marie of Luxemburg in 1322 and Joan of Evreux in 1325.
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King Philip IV of France



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Jeanne de Navarre



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King Louis X



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King Phillippe V of France



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Isabella of France



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Hertford Castle


oldest walls which are still standing.
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King Charles IV of France



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25. Count Charles de Valois - was born on 12 Mar 1270 in Fontainebleau, Seine-Et-Marne, France and died on 16 Dec 1325 . He was the son of King Philip III "the Bold" of France and Princess Isabel of Aragon.
Count Charles married Princess Marquerite of Sicily on 16 Aug 1290 in France. Princess Marquerite was born about 1274 in Naples, Sicily. She was the daughter of King Carlo II "the Lame" of Naples and Princess Maria of Hungary. She died on 31 Dec 1299 .
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i.  Isabel de Valois was born in 1293 in Valois, France and died in 1309 .
ii.  King Philippe de Valois VI was born in 1293 in Valois, France and died on 22 Aug 1350 in Nogent-Le-Rotrou, France .

King Philippe - after the accession in 1328 of Philip VI, first of the Valois line. France was then the most powerful nation in Europe, with a population of 15 million.
 
The missing pieces in Philip Valois's domain were the French provinces still held by the Plantagenet kings of England, who also claimed the French crown. Beginning in 1338, the Hundred Years' War eventually settled the contest.
iii.  Countess Jeanne de Valois was born about 1294 in Valois, France and died in 1352 .
Countess Jeanne married Count Guillaume de Avesnes III on 29 May 1305 in Belgium. Count Guillaume was born in 1280 in Hainault, France. He was the son of Count Jean de Avesnes II and Countess Philippine de Luxembourg. He died on 7 Jun 1337 in Valenciennes .
See de Avesnes family for children.
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Philippe VI de Valois



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Sources:
1 The Queens of England and Their Times Francis Lancelott, Esq. c. 1894 New York, D. Appleton and Company (view detail...)

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